Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate


Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust employs over 16,000 staff on 5 major sites, plus many staff based in the community.

The Security Department are looking for suitable persons with experience in a similar environment to join it. The service provides security cover at all STH hospital sites and the post holder will be required to work from any of the 5 hospitals. The security department has a mixture of full time and part time security officers and control room operatives who provide varying functions to protect patients, staff and visitors in addition to assisting in the physical security of equipment, premises and property at the Trust.

It is essential that the candidate has worked in a similar public environment, is able to communicate effectively with patients, members of the public, visitors and staff in a professional manner and able to deal with difficult and sometimes violent situations, many of which will involve patients. Each day will be different, on occasions difficult and busy. You will need to be physically fit to patrol the sites and undertake the duties.

The large proportion of incidents involve the protection of patients and staff from injury from themselves and others where medical factors are involved, e.g reaction to medication, mental health issues, dementia etc and as such the assailant must be protected, treated and respected as a patient, very often acting without premeditation. Although security qualifications, including health and safety are not essential they are desirable.

The Security Department’s management makes a commitment to Lead, Inspire, Engage, Develop our staff in line with Trust PROUD values. We wish to continue raising the services profile and professionalism.

If you have the necessary experience and skills, then your application would be welcomed.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jon Goodison, Security Manager welcomes informal enquiries, tel no (0114) 271 4066.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. In addition, in submitting an application form, you authorise our Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed.

The Trust is committed to its obligations in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, and we positively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Should you require any assistance in applying for the position please contact the General or Medical Human Resources Departments on the number identified on the NHS Jobs page for the organisation.

Job Share applicants are welcome for all full time posts unless indicated but cannot be guaranteed. In addition for Fixed Term Contracts, internal secondments may be considered, please seek the approval of your current line manager before applying for the position.

All employment with the Trust is subject to a number of NHS Employment Checks being met to a satisfactory standard including verification of identity, eligibility to work in the United Kingdom, references and qualifications in addition to professional registration, a disclosure and barring records check and occupational health check if these are deemed to be a requirement for the position to be undertaken

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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