Prison Custody Officer Driver/Driver Escort (PCO)

Recruiter
Undisclosed Company
Location
Bristol
Salary
Up to £19510 per annum + OTE £25000
Posted
12 Mar 2018
Closes
26 Mar 2018
Ref
BH0785
Contact
Manpower UK
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
My Client`s Prisoner Custody Officers` (PCOs) primary responsibility is maintaining the welfare of the people in our custody, providing care and support during their time in the court system.

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

You will get full training including first aid, mental health, and control and restraint.

A career with my client offers many benefits, these include:
* 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
* Pension scheme and life assurance
* Discount vouchers
* Childcare vouchers

No two days are the same. It`s an exciting place to be!

We are looking for individuals to join our team in delivering an outstanding service by ensuring the safe and secure movement of people in our custody; within our 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 our custody; including out of prison, on our vehicles and at court
* Ensure the welfare of people in our 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 our 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

The hours of work and rate of pay are listed below:

You would be required to work a 40 hour week starting at 6am

Salary: £19510 (£9.53 per/hr) OTE £25000

If this sounds like a brilliant opportunity for you then apply today or if you have any questions please call Rebecca on 01179 338 671. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks of application; we aim to speak to all candidates that apply.

Please note that this role is subject to pre-employment screening.

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