Security Team Leader

Job Type Risk and Compliance
Location Bracknell Campus
Partnership Level 9
Closing Date 22/03/2023
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £25,200.00 - £33,377.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 42 hours per week average. 16 week rota working 4 days on, 4 days off. 12 hour shifts, alternate days and nights.


We want all of our Partners to have a good work-life balance and we support flexible working. This might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts, where it is possible to do so. Please discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.


Our Purpose

Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.

At a glance

  • The role will be based at our Bracknell campus.

  • The salary range for this role is set at £25,200 - £33,377. Shifts cover alternate days and nights so a shift allowance of 25% will be paid.

  • This position is a permanent contract.

About the role

The main purpose of the role is to protect the assets and people on site, ensuring the safety of all users of the buildings, the buildings and building contents.  You will task manage and lead a small team of Security Officers and ensure there is the appropriate level of cover to meet the needs of the campus in the following areas; Personal Security, Physical Security, Incident Management. From time to time support other activities as required to holistically protect the business operation.

This team is based on the Bracknell campus and operates on 4 shifts to cover a 24/7 service, 365 days per year. The shifts are 12 hours each and you will operate on a 4 on, 4 off rota basis, with a contract of an average 42 hours per week. Shifts cover alternate days and nights so a shift allowance of 25% will be paid.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Matrix managing the team which delivers the day to day security model for the area of responsibility to protect Partners, visitors and assets

  • Security Services - understanding and demonstrating full compliance with Head Office Opening and closing Procedures to minimise risk to our business.

  • Customer - comprehensive knowledge of how the campus operates and relevant Partnership procedures. Providing advice and guidance to Campus users as required.

  • Risk Management - understanding and using the relevant systems and procedures to prevent theft or damage of Partnership property.

  • Acting as the Chief Evacuation Marshal during drills and evacuations as required, completion of post evacuation reports

  • Having a full knowledge and understanding of all relevant policies, procedures and laws

Essential skills you’ll need 

  • Experience in leading teams of people providing front line customer service 

  • Proven ability to act on own initiative and take responsibility for decision making

  • Excellent written communication skills and the ability to produce professional communication to a range of internal and external stakeholders

  • Basic Security knowledge


  • Proven experience in the corporate security industry

  • Good knowledge of CCTV, access control and current security systems

  • Current SIA licence would be an advantage 

  • A current First Aid Certificate would be an advantage

Benefits of the Partnership and the role

  • You will enjoy 25% discount at John Lewis and 20% in Waitrose 

  • The Partnership has a competitive pension scheme where your contributions will be matched by the Partnership (up to 8% of pay)

  • Excellent work life balance, including focus on well being and flexible working and our marketing leading equal parenthood leave Policy

Find out more about the extensive range of exciting benefits that you could enjoy when you join us on our website under About the Partnership; Benefits. 

Next Steps 

  • The application form consists of a CV upload followed by application questions. Please ensure you refresh the page each time you complete a task to ensure you complete everything that you need to in time. (If internal, check your Workday notifications and see further guidance on the PDW under "Internal application process").

  • We occasionally close vacancies early in the event that we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend that you apply early.

  • Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include a 1 stage interview in person at our Bracknell campus, between 29th-31st March.

  • You'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you. 

  • Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining JLP. 

To view the job outline:

External candidates - please view via the attachment

Internal candidates - please view the job outline in this folder here using your internal email address only


We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership visit this site -

Attachment: Security Team Leader (Security) Jan 2022.pdf 


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