Vacancy for Campus Protection Officer

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Location Birmingham B40
Contract Type Permanent - Employee
Working Days Monday - Sunday
Working Times Between 07:00am and 07:00am (24hr coverage)
Shift Pattern 4 on 4 off (Days & Nights)
Working Hours per Week 42 hours
Pay Rate £22,000 per annum
Job Reference VE/16333/RC

The Campus Protection Office (CPO) performs safety, Security, loss prevention, parking and traffic control duties within an assigned area of the campus, conducts regular vehicle and foot patrols and responds to emergency situations as appropriate. 

The CPO enforces campus parking and traffic regulations, provides directions and information, and renders assistance (including first aid) to staff and visitors to campus.  The CPO is instrumental in crime and theft prevention/reduction through active community policing efforts which include, but are not limited to making building visits, delivering security advice as required, and having positive interaction with the general public, tenants, and staff.

Main Duties:

  • Maintains a safe and secure campus environment for staff and visitors as well as campus buildings, facilities, and grounds by regularly patrolling assigned areas utilizing various methods, including on foot or in a patrol vehicle, observing for unauthorized personnel or activities, enforcing campus rules, regulations and policies, and reporting violations to the appropriate parties, securing and locking buildings, rendering assistance, and responding to emergency situations as appropriate.
  • Reduces the potential for injury, loss of life, property theft, and/or destruction of property by conducting visual surveys while conducting area checks and patrols potentially dangerous or unsafe areas, buildings, and conditions.
  • Incident reporting – Timely and accurate reporting of incidents
  • Enforce campus parking and traffic regulations by being knowledgeable of the parking and traffic regulations, advising staff, and visitors about the parking rules and regulations, issuing parking tickets, arranging for improperly parked vehicles to be towed from campus and rendering assistance during traffic accidents, and preparing reports regarding on-campus traffic accidents.
  • Assists in responding to weather, fire, medical, and security emergencies as well as natural disasters by following procedures prescribed in the SOI’s / IEP for those emergencies or as directed by the Duty Security / Operations Manager
  • Renders assistance to injured staff, and visitors to campus by obtaining and maintaining certification in (CPR/AED) and first aid, performing CPR or rendering first aid to the injured person(s), determining the need for medical attention beyond the capability to provide, contacting the appropriate Op’s Centre / control Room to facilitate emergency medical attention, and remaining with the injured person(s) until relieved by an appropriate medic.
  • Promotes a positive image of the campus by providing directions and information to staff, and visitors to campus regarding campus safety, security, locations, facilities, and activities, and rendering such assistance as requested within capability to provide (e.g., battery jumps for dead car batteries, use of telephone, etc.).
  • Keep up to date with departmental procedures or policies, particularly regarding unique or special upcoming events, and ensure effective handover between shifts.
  • Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
  • Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the departmental heads. Contributes to the overall success and morale of the department by adhering to the departmental / OCS Policy and Procedures Manual and performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

What will you get in return?

  • A pension scheme- to save for the future - eligibility rules apply
  • Access to high street discounts
  • Access to low interest loans
  • Recognition scheme ‘OCS Stars’- monetary rewards given to top performers
  • Training and Development- apprenticeships, e-learning, English as a Second Language and our award nominated ‘Impact’ Programme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Cycle to work scheme- discounted bicycles
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme- 24-7 Wellbeing Support


Why join OCS Group Ltd?

OCS prides itself as a company with strong family values and we are passionate about hiring people who demonstrate the same.

We take CARE of you; We act SAFELY and responsibly; We are TRUSTWORTHY; We work as EXPERTS. If you share these Values, we want you to be part of our team.

OCS have a well-respected brand and our colleagues are empowered to be the best version of themselves.  We offer job stability and are committed to developing our colleagues by offering more than just a job.  We are a financially stable business who continues to be privately owned since its inception in 1900.

We reward those who demonstrate our values and since the launch of our OCS Star recognition scheme we have rewarded nearly 1,500 colleagues with monetary vouchers, certificates, and public recognition within the business.

We invest and support the growth of our people and are currently sponsoring over 310 colleagues who are enrolled in a variety of apprenticeship programmes, ranging from Level 3 qualifications in customer service to degree programmes in Leadership. If you want to develop you career, OCS is a great choice.

OCS offers the family feel of smaller organisations although large enough to offer so many opportunities.  We recognise your efforts and contribution and show our appreciation through a variety of reward schemes which in turn results in our colleagues staying with OCS.  Our business is the family you can choose, and our people stay for the friendships, opportunities, and career fulfilment we offer.