Prisoner Custody Officer (DRIVER)

Recruiter
Undisclosed Company
Location
Middlesex, Staines
Salary
Up to £21758 per annum
Posted
07 Mar 2018
Closes
21 Mar 2018
Ref
AA0510
Contact
Manpower UK
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Job Title
Prisoner Custody Officer

Overview

My Client's Prisoner Custody Officer's (PCOs) primary responsibility is maintaining the welfare of the people in our custody, providing care and support during their time in the court system.

They treat people in their care fairly and decently without discrimination, with respect for their dignity, and with understanding and compassion.

Our client offers full training including first aid, mental health, and control and restraint.

A career with this company offers many benefits such as:

*25 days holiday plus bank holidays
*Pension scheme and life assurance
*Discount vouchers
*Childcare vouchers

It's an exciting place to be.

They are looking for individuals to join their team in delivering an outstanding service by ensuring the safe and secure movement of people in their custody; within their vehicles and courts across England and Wales, whilst working efficiently to meet deadlines.

PCO Duties and Responsibilities

*Responsible for the safe and secure movement of people in their custody; including out of prison, on vehicles and at court
*Ensure the welfare of people in their custody, this includes
*Conducting risk assessments for vulnerable or 'at risk' people
*Managing their meals and snacks
*Ensuring comfort stops are taken when necessary whilst in transit
*Securely escorting people in custody whilst in court including to the dock, on legal visits and during comfort breaks
*Ensuring all 'prisoner checks' are completed and recorded
*Managing incidents if they occur including potential use of physical force to control and restrain when required

Our PCOs are also responsible for:

*Liaising with third party agencies including the police and prison services to ensure correct documentation is completed
*Maintaining company vehicles by carrying out interior and exterior vehicle checks and ensuring accurate reporting and documentation.
*Ensuring vehicles have sufficient equipment to carry out tasks
*Maintaining own knowledge through regular review of business updates and operating procedures

Skills Required

*Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
*The ability to work well under pressure and to tight time deadlines
*Ability to build effective working relationships and work as a team
*A positive and practical attitude
*Accuracy and attention to detail
*Driving licence preferred for vehicle base positions
*Physical ability to use force when required

Please note that this role is subject to pre-employment screening including a DBS check.

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