Prison Custody Officer

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20000.00 GBP Annual
12 Apr 2017
26 Apr 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Serco- Good People, Good Values
Have you got what it takes? Prisoner Custody Officer

At HMP Lowdham Grange we are looking to recruit Prisoner Custody Officers (PCO's) to join our dynamic custodial team. The starting salary is GBP19,000, rising to GBP20,000 after 12 months with uplifts to a maximum of GBP24,500 after 3 years.

Overview of the Role
At its heart, this is a professional role where our Prison Custody Officer's support and influence prisoner's lives every day. What our Officers have in common is an ability to relate to people when assisting and supervising prisoners as part of their daily regime, and a commitment to supporting their colleagues. Your duties will involve supervising prisoners and operational matters such as prisoner headcounts, searching, supervision and security.

About You
We will help you develop exceptional communication skills, understand that teamwork is at the heart of what we do, bring out the assertiveness in you to help you deal with a variety of challenging situations. You will have GCSE Grade C (or equivalent) in English and Maths and be proficient in the use of IT. It is also important that you possess the skills that would allow you to pass a variety of mandatory training courses to include Control and Restraint, and a reasonable level fitness in order to pass a bleep and agility test

What's in it For You?
Benefits include free staff parking, contributory stakeholder pension scheme, free gym, subsidised staff canteen, and the uniform is supplied. You will commence on a 9 week initial training course (ITC) to equip you with all the skills you will need for the role which includes a Diploma in Custodial Care. Following this you will be assigned a mentor and carry out a 2 month shadowing period.

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