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The University of Brighton has been part of the city of Brighton & Hove since 1859, starting as a school of art in the kitchens of the Royal Pavilion and growing to become the diverse and inclusive institution it is today. The University of Brighton is a community of some 18,000 students and 2,400 staff, studying and working at four campuses in Brighton and Eastbourne. Subjects taught here range from medicine to engineering, psychology to illustration, sport science to English Literature. Students are at the heart of everything that the university does, and they make sure they take an active role in their learning experience. The ethos of the university is defined by four core values: Inclusivity, Sustainability, Creativity, and Partnership.

The role:

Coming in to this exciting role as the Head of Security,  you will have the opportunity to shape the security offering across this wonderful university and spectacular campus. Focusing on 3 key objectives: Strategy, People, and Operations, the Head of Security is responsible for establishing a safe, secure, and professional environment for staff, students, and visitors. You will have the chance to design, implement, deliver, and lead the security strategy for the whole university; build, develop and drive a high performing team; and create strong relationships with both university stakeholders and trusted external partners. Thereby creating a collaborative culture that promotes a collective approach and operational excellence.

About you:

You will come from a high-performing security operations background, experienced in working in high-footfall, multi-site, and demanding environments. Experience of working within the education sector is not essential for this role, but an understanding of the industry is highly desirable. You will be able to demonstrate your experience of creating and implementing objectives around security strategy, people management, and operational delivery. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills are essential. You will be able to build relationships quickly, develop teams, influence, and drive performance, all whilst operating with high levels of personal and professional credibility.

Application process:

For a confidential discussion or to learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Rob Cullum from The Management Recruitment Group on 07973 193 785 or

The Management Recruitment Group has been exclusively retained for this campaign, and all direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to them. Applications should consist of a CV and cover letter, outlining your motivations for applying for this wonderful opportunity.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 2nd October 2022.

The Management Recruitment Group and University of Brighton aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. If you are seeking a career move but this position is not right for you, please browse the other vacancies on our website. We also welcome speculative applications.


The Management Recruitment Group, formed in 2007, focuses on senior appointments in the Built Environment.

Our team, currently over forty strong, work in specialist business units covering a broad range of activities from Facilities & Estates Management to Bids, Design, Construction, Property and Infrastructure.

When you work with MRG you will deal with an expert, someone who speaks your language and will grow with you as your business grows or help you when you need to move to develop your career.

Our Board has an average of over twenty five years’ experience in recruitment in Construction and Property, our Managers average over twelve years’ in their specialist fields and our Consultants average over ten years.

Welcome to The Management Recruitment Group, senior level recruitment by senior level recruiters.  Find out more at

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