Following the retirement of Malcom Dawson, Mark Bownass has stepped up to become Acting Head of Security. Mark brings a wealth of experience in law enforcement to the role – before joining the University in 2019 as Deputy Head of Security he was Chief Inspector in West Yorkshire Police where he worked for over 30 years. Phil Thompson, formerly one of the four Duty Operations Managers, has taken on the role of Deputy Head of Security Services on a temporary basis.
Cleaning Services continue to work hard cleaning and sanitising across campus to support the increasing number of areas opening up as the lockdown eases. The team are also undertaking a review of their Service Level Agreement ahead of the next academic year, as well as the resources and equipment necessary to keep delivering the high standard of service customers are used to.
Jacquie Beaumont has now taken up the position as Assistant Cleaning Services Manager, and Mason Lawrence will be joining the team as Senior Supervisor on 19 April. Finally, Cleaning Services are in the process of arranging a move to new offices at 28 University Road from their current location on Hilary Place.