Security Officer (Nights)

Location: Ashley Down Independence Training Facility (BS7) Salary: £19,215 - £20,912 (pro rata 38 weeks) Closing Date: 12th June 2023

Role: Security Officer (Nights)

Salary: £19,215 – £20,912 (pro rata 38 weeks)

Contract: Permanent – 40 Hours per week – 38 weeks a year (Term Time Only)

Happy to consider Full Time and Part Time applicants (minimum 20 hours per week)

Location: Ashley Down Independence Training Facility (BS7)


About the Role:

City of Bristol College is seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and proactive Security Officer (Nights) to join our team at our Independence Training Facilities at Ashley Down (BS7). Our Independence Training Facilities are for students with learning difficulties and disabilities who are attending College study programmes.

The Security Officer (Nights)will work 40 hours per week across the following hours:

Working Day

Working Hours


22:30 – 06:30


22:30 – 06:30


22:30 – 06:30


22:30 – 06:30


22:30 – 06:30

What you’ll be responsible for/what we are looking for:

You’ll remain awake in case any of the students wake up in the night and will be responsible for ensuring the Ashley Down Independence Training Facility is secure. The successful candidate will monitor and maintain security of college assets and ensure a safe environment for all service users and staff. You will also undertake a range of security, patrolling, first response maintenance and front of house duties. 

Other duties include:

  • Patrolling buildings, grounds and car park, reporting on incidents of acts of vandalism, checking validation of students, staff and visitors and monitoring student behaviour
  • Monitoring of the CCTV system
  • Be the first point of contact for all students through the hours of 22:30 -06:30 and to alert the sleeping member of staff when required to deal with an incident
  • Ensure all visitors have left the Ashley Down Centre by 22:30
  • Carry out operational day to day tasks as a member of a team or individually
  • Being in regular contact with the Security Officer (Nights) at the Brislington Centre
  • Receiving out of hours phone calls and triaging as necessary

We are looking for someone with experience of working waking nights and are able to lone work, assess situations as they arise and make appropriate judgements. Someone who is confident in working in a fast-paced environment, with changing priorities. 

There’s never been a better time to join the fantastic team here at City of Bristol College, with recent investment in our already outstanding teaching facilities the College has a great deal on offer for both staff and students.

You will be a confident communicator with the ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships with colleagues, students and stakeholders both internally and externally.

What we offer:

  • A generous holiday entitlement of 26 holiday days (plus bank holidays and 10 closure days)
  • Membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of 16.1 %
  • Up to 30% off courses with the University of the West of England
  • Great discounts on hair and beauty treatments offered on site
  • Family-friendly policies including flexible working, compassionate leave, maternity, paternity and adoption leave, parental leave and job share
  • Excellent facilities including study centres, City Salon, multi-faith prayer rooms, bike storage, City Restaurant (situated at College Green and at SBSA), refectories
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • A variety of online shopping discounts and offers and cash health plan
  • Plus, a supportive package to ensure continuous professional development.

About us:


At City of Bristol College, we have one goal: to help our students succeed. We offer the widest range of academic and vocational qualifications in the area, with more than 1,000 courses available from entry to degree level.  We provide education and training to approximately 12,000 students each year. The College is made up of five centres across Bristol and each centre offers excellent, well-equipped, purpose-built facilities. In addition, we have a wide range of community partners allowing us to offer courses in venues across the city. More information about the College can be found on our website. 


We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed.  We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.


We are also committed to becoming a Trauma informed setting. We recognise that some of our students have experienced adversity and Trauma and that for some, these experiences may be an ongoing part of everyday life. With this awareness a Trauma Informed approach is embedded in how we work in all departments across the college and this is enhanced by regular staff training and support.


City of Bristol College is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. All new employees to the College are required to complete and obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure. A copy of our Safeguarding Policy can be found on the College website. 

If you would like to speak to someone for more information on this opportunity, please contact Adam Metcalfe on 0117 377 1990.


Please see our Job Description, Person Specification, Conditions of Service and Applicant information for more information.  


Closing date: Monday 12th June 2023

Interview date: Wednesday 21st June 2023


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