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Queen's University

Employer: Bader College

Campus: Herstmonceux Castle, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN

Hours: 12-hour shifts day or night

Contract type: Casual

Salary: £11/hour (night), £10.07/hour (day)

Closing date: 5pm Friday 16 September 2022

Job description

Duties include but not limited to:

Security of the Castle, Bader Hall Residence, other estate buildings and campus gardens and grounds:

  • carry out hourly patrols of all campus buildings, gardens and grounds on foot and by car
  • monitor the CCTV system; maintain records and report incidents
  • be alert at all times to the safety and security of students, staff/faculty, guests, visitors and campus property at all times
  • complete the online daily security report

Unauthorized persons:

  • prevent unauthorised access to any part of campus
  • act as first responder to deal with intruders following Bader College company procedures

Emergency responder:

  • provide emergency first aid response, administer CPR and use defibrillator if required (training provided)
  • provide assistance with lift rescue in the event of an emergency.

Assist students, staff/faculty, guests and visitors as required:

  • show tact and diplomacy when dealing with unruly/unhelpful people
  • drive people with mobility needs between the Castle and the Bader Hall residence, using the security vehicle
  • assist with parking and directing traffic, vehicle and foot, to the Castle and grounds when required on events days
  • deliver supplies and packages between the Castle and Bader

Person specification – essential attributes include:

  • Key stage 2 level English and Maths
  • First Aid at Work certificate (training provided)
  • Sound computer skills including confident use of email, CCTV system and database input
  • Experience of using CCTV monitoring systems
  • Experience of working in security and patrolling a large area
  • Experience of working with a wide cross-section of people
  • Very high level of discretion and confidentiality
  • Enjoyment of working with people and good interpersonal skills and telephone manner
  • Ability to keep calm in emergency situations.

Who are we?

Bader College, located at historic Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, is the overseas campus of Queen’s University, Canada. The campus occupies a 600-acre estate, including a range of academic, residential and recreational facilities.  Our dedicated faculty and staff provide exceptional academic programming for undergraduate and postgraduate students from Canada and around the world.  We also serve as a venue for international conferences and meetings. Our wholly owned trading subsidiary, Herstmonceux Castle Enterprises Limited, is responsible for running the gardens and grounds, corporate events and other functions, including weddings and themed visitor events.

Bader College is committed to employment equity, inclusion and diversity and supports fair treatment and opportunity for all. 

What we can offer you

In addition to salary, pension contribution and holiday pay, we offer some non-contractual benefits, including:

  • opportunities for relevant training and development
  • free on-site parking
  • free campus gymnasium
  • seasonal staff discount in Chestnuts tearoom
  • access to Bader College lending library: books, DVDs, CDs and more
  • some free and discounted leisure opportunities at Herstmonceux Castle and the Observatory Science Centre
  • a working environment comprising a 15th century moated castle and beautiful gardens and grounds
  • friendly, supportive colleagues in the close-knit Castle community.

How to apply

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Bader College (Queen’s University, Canada) is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment that is fair, positive, and supportive for all members of our community.
We strive to ensure all members’ views are valued and shared in a secure environment through a commitment to upholding equity*, diversity**, inclusion***, and advancing indigenous initiatives.
Bader College supports the fair treatment and opportunity for all by asserting the importance of non-discriminatory treatment either directly or indirectly on the ground of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.   

*Equity: Substantive fairness for everyone thereby ensuring that members of equity-seeking groups are able to achieve full participation in the university (ader College). 

**Diversity: The representation of the population with respect to designated groups. 

***Inclusion: The climate and acceptance of differences that comes with diversity i.e. different ways of living and working. 

Land acknowledgement: Queen’s University, Canada is situated on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.

Bader College
Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN27 1RN
Phone: +44 1323 834444
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