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Prison Custody Officer

Undisclosed Company
£29500.00 - £31500.00 per annum
Closing date
15 May 2024

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Public Sector
Job Type
Manpower Supply Chain are currently looking to recruit Prison Custody Officers from a diverse range of backgrounds for a G4S award-winning prison in Bridgend.

Our client's philosophy is central to the rehabilitation of the prison's residents, where building meaningful relationships with staff and residents is at the forefront of everything you will do.

If you have the following core skills this is the career for you:

    Excellent communicationResilience and flexibilityEmpathy and IntegrityStrong team playerAbility to cope in a pressured and disciplined environment

We welcome applications from people with all working histories. Candidates with a background in Customer Services, Care, Hospitality and Retail are particularly well suited to a career in the prison service.

You must be flexible and available to work any shift pattern. Which will include a mixture of mornings, afternoons, evenings, and night shifts over a 40-hour working week, including every other weekend, both Saturday and Sunday. There is an option of working overtime for additional pay.

Starting salary
£29,500 (with salary reviews throughout length of service increasing to £31,500)

Benefits package includes:
Annual leave - 264 hours

Working in a prison isn't easy but can be hugely rewarding. You will face fresh challenges each day ranging from care and support to control and security issues.

As a Prison Custody Officer, you will play a crucial part in caring for over 1,600 prisoners in safe and decent conditions. You will have the chance to work with children aged 15 years, older teenagers and adults from age 21 to older adults.

The aim is to protect the public by keeping prisoners in custody and working with them to reduce the chance of them re-offending on release.

Our challenging regime is designed to address prisoner`s offending behaviour, to give them choices and the chance to gain valuable life skills. People like you can help us continue this good work.

You will assist with resettlement opportunities by properly preparing prisoners for their release from custody. In addition to custodial duties, our staff are required to build and maintain dynamic security relationships with prisoners under their care.

This is a complex and challenging balance of authority that requires understanding and compassion. Previous experience and qualifications aren't essential, life experience is far more important, as is the ability to remain calm and deal with all kinds of people in a non-judgemental, mature manner.

Recruitment open days are currently every Wednesday afternoon from 16.30. You will be contacted for a telephone interview and then you will be notified if you have been successfully shortlisted to attend a recruitment day.

Please apply with an up to date CV

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