Head of Community Safety & Campus Security

  • £56,021 - £70,917
  • Permanent
  • Leeds, UK
  • 18862
  • David Craven

The University of Leeds, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. They are part of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities and are renowned globally for the quality of their research and teaching.  The strength of their academic expertise, combined with the breadth of disciplines they cover, provides a wealth of opportunities, and has real impact on the world in cultural, economic and societal ways.

There is a strong sense of university community, with students and staff needing to work in partnership, and recognise that for the University to thrive, they need to reflect the communities they serve. The University community will play an important role in the West Yorkshire region, reflecting its diversity.

With this focus, the University of Leeds is now seeking to recruit a highly motivated, pro-active Head of Community Safety & Campus Security.  The postholder will support the Deputy Director of Campus Services and Engagement and lead the University’s drive to improve its community safety and campus security performance in promoting and delivering a consistently excellent customer experience for our university community. They will collaborate with stakeholders across the University to review safety and security related protocols and engage with their vibrant, diverse student and staff community.

Recognising our people are our strongest asset, they will lead and inspire the service by embedding an inclusive customer-centric culture within the Security Services and Facilities Support team – promoting the provision of a consistently excellent customer experience.  They will be the technical expert for all matters relating to security at the University including the provision of security and safety guidance for all who study, work, or visit the University.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of shaping, planning and delivering strategies that enhance an organisation's security strategy with significant experience in a Head of Security role within a large campus-based organisation. You will have experience of managing security services and teams, developing beyond core security management to encompass customer services and pastoral care.

The role offers a fantastic leadership opportunity for an ambitious and enthusiastic individual to play a key part in the continuing and future success of the University and its wider role in the West-Yorkshire region.  The Candidate Brief can be viewed here.

To arrange a confidential briefing discussion please contact our retained advisor David Craven (david.craven@mrgglobal.com / 07932 717 438) at MRG.

Applications should consist of a comprehensive CV (of not more than four pages) and a covering letter (of not more than two pages). Applications should be sent to david.craven@mrgglobal.com.
Closing date for applications is Sunday 14th April 2024.

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