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Security Guard

In 2013, Europe's top cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, combined with the University of Cambridge to fund the world class Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, situated on the Addenbrooke's Biomedical Campus in Cambridge.

As part of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, the Institute's research ranges from basic cancer biology through translational cancer research to clinical application. The Institute currently houses over 600 researchers and support staff with 22 research groups and associated core facilities in a state-of-the-art research facility.

We are now recruiting a Security Officer to help us deliver a high quality security service across the Institute. As one of 8 Security Officers working alternating shift patterns (7am to 3pm, 3pm to 11pm & 11pm to 7am Mon to Fri and 7am to 7pm, 7pm to 7am Sat & Sun), the role holder will:

-Assist the Property Services team in all functions where necessary (facilities, maintenance and projects)

-Assist in overseeing the Department's security service, including compliance assurance, fire safety officer responsibilities, emergency planning and associated security functions such as CCTV, Access Control etc.

-Interact with all staff and visitors and provide a friendly, helpful service to a wide range of people

-Carries out regular security patrols of main institute building, grounds and energy centre

-Monitors CCTV system covering site and monitors car park and rear/front entrances

-Carries out reception duties as and when required

The successful candidate will possess excellent customer service skills, have attention to detail, be able to use their own initiative and have strong oral and written communication skills. The candidate will be proficient in MS Office packages and be up to date with the latest security techniques and health & safety legislation.

You must hold a valid SIA licence, a 5 year checkable work history, and have a dedication to providing a high quality customer service. You will be required to cover for annual leave and other absences within the team and to respond to out-of-hours call outs in the event of emergencies so a flexible approach to working hours is essential.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is 2nd July 2017. Interviews are to be held 12th July 2017.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SW12496 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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