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 Guard to help us deliver a high quality security service across the Institute.

As one of 8 Security Guards working alternating shift patterns covering 365 days per year with contractual hours of 7am to 3pm, 3pm to 11pm & 11pm to 7am Monday to Friday, and 7am to 7pm, 7pm to 7am Saturday & Sunday.

However, please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently trialing an alternating 24/7, 365-day shift pattern consisting of, 4 days on 07:00 – 19:00, 4 days off, 4 nights on 19:00 – 07:00, 4 days off. This shift system will be in place until further notice.

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, a smart and professional appearance and 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.

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term for 6 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

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

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online application form.

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

Closing Date: 31st January 2023

Interview Date: to be confirmed

Please quote reference SW34346 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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