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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/08/2020.

Security Officer

Job Reference: 379-2562804-AUG20

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Royal Sussex County Hospital & Princess Royal Hospital, Brighton and Haywards Heath
£19,737 to £21,142 per annum

About our Trust

Our Trust is rated as ‘Outstanding for Caring’ by the CQC – fundamental to this is the way that we value and respect our staff. At every level, we value the diversity of our colleagues and actively champion an inclusive culture. We believe that everyone without exception should feel free to be their authentic self in the workplace.

We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping our colleagues achieve the best possible work/life balance. We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it.

Our Trust is already a Disability Confident employer and we are holding ourselves to account through the Workplace Disability Equality Standard (WDES). Our work on promoting equity and inclusion for our Black, and Minority Ethnic (BME) colleagues continues to be driven by engagement with the WRES (Workforce Race Equality Standard) and the WRES Experts Programme.

In 2019, we committed ourselves to becoming a Stonewall Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employer. We also support the national ‘Veteran Aware’ scheme and are an ERS Gold accredited Hospital who welcomes applications from all members of the Armed Forces communities.

For our patients, we do everything we can to deliver fair access to all our services. This includes providing interpretative and other services to meet the needs of disabled communities. We're careful to show sensitivity towards ethnic, cultural and religious differences. Our staff uphold these values and so help our care to get better all the time.

You will be required to perform duties within all premises in Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. You must be capable of protecting staff, patients and visitors and dealing with untoward incidents. Ideally you will have experience of dealing with the public in a customer orientated environment and be of a calm, sympathetic nature whilst maintaining an authoritative manner. Some control room duties will be required.

You will come into contact with difficult, aggressive and sometimes violent individuals as well as patients and visitors. You will be given formal training in Conflict management & Physical Intervention Techniques. A degree of physical and mental robustness is required. If you have any doubts about your physical abilities or any health problems that will make you more liable to physical or mental harm you should consider carefully whether to apply.

Essential requirements for this role are good communication skills, good understanding of written and spoken English, staying calm under pressure and being able to sustain lengthy periods of concentration. Full training will be provided but experience of working in Security in a Healthcare or Higher Education establishment would be advantageous. Applicants must have possessed a full, current, clean driving license (car) for a minimum of 2 years.

Hours of work will be as required, rostered duties will include 12 hour shifts at weekends, nights and bank holidays.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameIan DoutreJob titleSecurity Operational ManagerEmail addressIan.Doutre@nhs.netTelephone number01273 696955 ext 7051Additional contact information

Martin Wadey on 01273 696955 ext 7051



General information for applicants

Salaries for substantive posts will be offered to successful candidates in alignment with the NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions. All our substantive colleagues will also receive an annual appraisal. For substantive colleagues appointed after 1 April 2019, this guides their progression through the salary steps. Please note this does not apply to Bank only applicants.

As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.

Applications for Tier 2 sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. Please note our Bank only roles are not eligible for Tier 2 sponsorship. These will be considered alongside all other applications. Under the Residence Labour Market Test, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available. For further information please visit the website searching for Tier 2.

Please apply as early as you're able for this role. Sometimes, we receive exceptional interest, and close adverts earlier than specified. If you are not successful in this application, we may be able to offer you a position through our Bank. Do keep watching our 'Current Vacancies' and apply for the next suitable position.

Further Information

Specific information about this role is in the documents accompanying this advertisement.

For help with the application process, please contact the HR Employment Services Team on 01444 448692 /448616 or by email:

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