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Head of Security

  • £57,000 - £67,000
  • Permanent
  • Preston, UK
  • 18792

Head of Security
Salary £57,696 to £66,857 plus excellent benefits

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a leading modern University and one of the UK’s largest with a student and staff community approaching 38,000.

The UCLan core campus in the University’s home city of Preston covers a significant swathe of the city (an area of approximately 15 hectares with 63 buildings) and recently benefited from a transformative £200m Campus Masterplan to give it a world-class makeover.  UCLan has also invested significantly in recent years in its Burnley campus to serve Pennine Lancashire and its West Lakes campus to serve West Cumbria.  Collectively the campus estate creates an eclectic and highly visible built environment to support UCLan’s Mission and Strategic Aims.

UCLan is now seeking to make the crucial leadership appointment to the role of Head of Security.  The postholder will support the Deputy Director of Estates and Facilities and lead the University’s drive to improve its campus security performance in promoting and delivering a consistently excellent customer experience.

The role will develop and implement a structured, 5–10-year Security Strategy that is aligned with the emerging Estates Strategy and Masterplan, including the design and implementation of a staffing structure and resourcing model to meet current and future needs across the Preston, Burnley and Westlakes Campus’s.

You will embed a customer-centric culture within the Security Services team – promoting the provision of a consistently excellent customer experience.  You will be the technical expert for all matters relating to security at the University including the provision of technical guidance and input to the design and specification of new and refurbished buildings and infrastructure for all who study, work, or visit UCLan.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of shaping, planning and delivering strategies that enhance an organisation's security strategy with significant experience in a Head of Security role within a large campus-based organisation. You will have experience of managing security services and teams across multiple geographically dispersed sites within the UK and developing individuals and teams beyond core security management to encompass customer services and pastoral care.

The role offers a fantastic leadership opportunity for an ambitious and enthusiastic individual to play a key part in the continuing and future success of the University and its wider role in the North-West region.  The Candidate Brief can be viewed here:

To arrange a confidential briefing discussion please contact our retained advisor David Craven ( / 07932 717 438) at MRG.

Applications should consist of a comprehensive CV (of not more than four pages) and a covering letter (of not more than two pages). Applications should be sent to
Closing date for applications is Sunday 17th March 2024.

UCLAN welcomes and celebrates the rich diversity of our students, staff and our community partners. We recognise that our diversity is our strength and work hard to ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion are part of everything we do. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment where everyone can feel safe, valued and able to thrive.

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