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Security Officer

Brighton College
Brighton, East Sussex
£25,168 per annum
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Education, Support
Health & Safety
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Brighton College is seeking to appoint a Security Officer on a full-time, permanent basis.

The primary responsibility of the Security Officer is to be one of the first points of contact for visitors, staff and pupils visiting Brighton College, therefore, excellent communication skills whilst being able to manage situations in a calm manner are essential.

Scope of the role:

  • To provide Security/Concierge Front of House presence on College properties.
  • To be proactive regarding the security of the College, Prep School and offsite premises.
  • To be alert for possible intruders.
  • To deal with pupils, staff, governors and visitors in a calm, friendly and helpful manner.


The following indicate some of the principal tasks and responsibilities:

  • Unlock and secure exits, entrances and buildings on College premises at designated times.
  • Random patrol of College grounds and buildings.
  • Respond to alarms (fire, burglar etc.)
  • Respond to emergency calls from staff, pupils and Health Centre.
  • Man the Security Lodge when not required elsewhere.
  • Liaise with organisers of events being held during duty shift. This will include external clients as well as College staff and pupils.
  • Ensuring the safety and security of pupils, staff and governors on campus.
  • Ensuring the safety and security of visitors to the College.
  • Monitoring of traffic and traffic control at specified times.
  • Ability to interact with all types of people with courtesy and tact.
  • Basic investigation and report writing.
  • To respond to any other reasonable management request.

What we are looking for:

  • Genuine interest in working within a school setting.  
  • Excellent communication skills.  
  • Ability to stay calm in demanding situations.  
  • Friendly and approachable manner.  
  • Ability to work as part of a team.  
  • Good IT skills.

Safeguarding responsibilities:

  • This role will involve daily contact with pupils, and you will be engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.
  • All staff and volunteers have a responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom you are responsible and with whom you come into contact.


  • 40 hours per week (Monday to Sunday) on a rota system between the hours of 06:30 and 23:00.
  • This will be five out of seven days per week, including some weekends and bank holidays.
  • Depending on the shift worked within the rota system, the actual hours worked in a week may be greater or less than 40. However, when averaged over the rota period (currently seven weeks) hours worked will not be more than 40 per week.
  • Flexibility with regards to working hours is essential.
  • Overtime is available on occasion.


  • 20 days, in addition to bank holidays.


  • Complimentary lunch is provided.
  • Job specific Learning and Development programme available to all employees.
  • Life Cover is provided to eligible employees whilst working at Brighton College after successfully passing probation period.
  • Brighton College provides a contributory pension scheme, which all eligible employees will be automatically enrolled into within three months of commencement of employment.
  • Perkbox: Employee* benefit and rewards platform which provides access to a wide range of discounts, employee benefits and wellbeing resources. *Eligible staff are those who are exclusively employed at Brighton College and on a permanent, contracted hours basis.


  • Significantly subsidised gym membership for the School of Science and Sport is available for eligible employees, which includes access to yoga and Pilates classes, the gym and swimming pool.
  • Healthy heart checks.
  • Meditation sessions.
  • Access to books, magazines and DVDs from the College Library.



Brighton College is one of the UK’s leading schools and the oldest public school in Sussex.

The College was recently named ‘England's School of the Decade’ by The Sunday Times. The award was given on the basis of our exceptional examination results as well as our fundamental emphasis on kindness and social engagement.

The Sunday Times also named Brighton College ‘England’s Independent School of the Year 2019’, the second time in a decade the school has won this accolade. The Week magazine named Brighton College ‘Most forward-thinking school in Britain’ for two years running in 2017 and 2018. Tatler magazine awarded Richard Cairns the title of ‘Head Master of the Year 2012-13’, and Brighton College was named UK ‘Independent School of the Year 2013- 14’ at the Independent Schools Awards. The last full ISI inspection in 2015 awarded the College the top grade in every category including ‘Exceptional’ for teaching and learning.

The Brighton College family of schools also includes Brighton College Nursery, Pre-Prep & Prep School, St Christopher’s School and Handcross Park, educating a further 1,150 children aged 3 to 13. Overseas, the College has opened Brighton College Abu Dhabi, Brighton College Al Ain, Brighton College Dubai and Brighton College Bangkok, with Brighton College Singapore the most recent addition, having opened in September 2020.

There has also been major investment in new facilities over the last ten years. This has seen the construction of five major buildings on the main site, including the new £55m School of Science and Sport which opened in January 2020, which includes eighteen state-of-the-art laboratories alongside a new sports hall, 25-metre swimming pool, fitness centre and roof-top running track. Other recent additions include two new boarding houses, a state-of-the-art Music School and the Yeoh Building, a teaching building which includes 22 classrooms for maths, history, economics, politics and EAL, alongside an innovative Creative Learning Centre, opened in 2017.

Above all, Brighton is a very happy place where staff and pupils feel fulfilled and purposeful. We are proud to have taken a progressive stand on diversity, equality and inclusion and we are committed to furthering this agenda through our teaching, and all aspects of the life of the school. We are a member of the School Inclusion Alliance and an important aspect of our vision for education is to increase diversity among our teaching staff to enrich all aspects of the life of the College and provide diverse role models for all pupils. We pride ourselves on being a warm, inclusive and respectful community, where our staff are welcoming and positive and our pupils are intellectually curious and kind.

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01273 704386
Eastern Road
East Sussex

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