Prison Custody Officer

Undisclosed Company
£22929.22 - £25212.53 per annum
Closing date
1 Feb 2022

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Salary: £22,929.22 per annum, rising to £24,639.53 per annum after 12 months with a further increase to £25,212.53 after 3 years' service

Hours: Full Time, Permanent - 40 per week, with various shifts available

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.

Location: Bridgend


Manpower is recruiting for 50 Prison Custody Officers (PCO) in Bridgend for our client who look after over 1000 convicted male adult prisoners, and remand / convicted youth offenders, and minor people who are being rehabilitated. This role is suitable for a wide range of individuals. It will be a challenging but an incredibly rewarding career. If you have worked in backgrounds such as education, care, retail, coaching or hospitality you will have experiences and attributes which would make you well suited to this role.


If you also have personality characteristics such as empathy, desire to make a positive difference, resilience and strength, patients, helpfulness, compassionate then these are the qualities we are looking for in somebody. These characteristics are much more important than the education or work background you come from.

The role

Day to day, you will help to create a safe, secure environment for the offenders in your care who have been remanded or sentenced to periods of detention. In return, you will receive a secure and rewarding career, as well as in-depth training, excellent benefits, and the chance to change lives for the better.

Working directly in the prison, your responsibilities will include:

  • Assist Prisoner reform
  • Play a key role in providing prisoners with structure and routine
  • Making sure they get to work in the morning
  • Ensure they are actively engaging in education
  • Ensuring the prisoners are secure in their cell in the evening

To apply for this role, you must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years. You will also be required to undergo DBS enhanced level security clearance and will need to provide full details of your work and educational history covering the last 10 years as part of the screening process for the role.

Once this has been completed and returned you will then commence 11 weeks of in-depth training, 9 weeks classroom training followed by 2 weeks on the job shadowing, so you begin your career fully equip for the ever-changeable environment you will be working in.


  • Company Pension, free on-site parking
  • Staff canteen
  • Free uniform
  • Access to High Street Shop discounts
  • Local Gym discounts
  • Extensive training and development

If you think you are suitable or would like to find out more, please contact Monique on 07483936338 or email me on

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