Prison Custody Officers protect the public and help offenders turn their lives around.
If you have the integrity, skills and strength of character we're looking for, this role could be the start of a successful career. No two days or situations are ever the same. And, as you gain experience, you'll find a range of opportunities to grow and develop into.
Prison Custody Officers are key to the effective running of the prisons and we are looking for people who can fit naturally into this role. There is no such thing as a typical Prison Custody Officer. We encourage applications from individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, who can demonstrate the integrity, resilience and strong communication skills needed to thrive in this role. No specific qualifications or relevant experience is required, however, you must be available to work different shifts, any day of the week including weekends.
The philosophy of our prison is to rehabilitate offenders and equip them to re-integrate into mainstream society on release. We seek to normalise prison conditions as far as possible to reflect life in the outside community. Our aim is to create an environment in which staff and prisoners feel safe.
The people in your care will have a variety of different needs and it will be your role to ensure those individuals are treated with dignity and respect and helped to find a new way of life whilst maintaining a safe, secure and structured environment.
You will have a number of key responsibilities that assist Prisoner reform, as well as playing a key role in providing prisoners with structure and routine, making sure they get to work in the morning, are actively engaging in education and the prison regime and are secure in their cell in the evening.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
If you join us, you can be sure that you'll find a secure, friendly and professional working environment and be given all the support, training and encouragement you need to build and develop a successful career with us.
Your initial training lasts for 10 weeks, where you will receive comprehensive training, which includes Control & Restraint, First Aid, Interpersonal skills and Health & Safety.
Our training and operational practices emphasise the need to treat prisoners with dignity and respect and we like our staff to build positive and supportive relationships with the prisoners in their care.
Our team has a real opportunity to make a difference and we encourage people to improve the way we operate and develop new ways of working to improve safety and better support prisoners. If you join us, you'll find a secure, friendly and professional working environment and be given all the support, training and encouragement you need to build and develop a successful career with us.
Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 5 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by HMP and Probation Service and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
Benefits: Company Pension, free on-site parking, staff canteen, free uniform, access to High Street Shop discounts, local Gym discounts and extensive training and development.