Skip to main content

Prison Custody Officer

£29500.00 - £31500.00 per annum + Pension, Free parking, Free uniform
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

View more

Public Sector
Job Type

Job Details

Manpower is recruiting Prison Custody Officers from a diverse range of backgrounds for a privately run prison in Bridgend.

The Role
Prison Custody Officers (PCOs) are key to the effective running of our prisons and we are looking for people who can fit into this role.

Be that person who makes a difference every day, the chance to do an extraordinary job.

Are you a good communicator? Do you have resilience? A good listener?

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.

The philosophy of G4S prisons 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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing prisoners with structure and routine
  • Making sure prisoners get to work in the morning
  • Ensuring they are actively engaging in education and the prison regime
  • Ensuring they are secure in their cells in the evening

Your initial training lasts for 8 weeks, where you will receive comprehensive training which includes Control & Restraint, First Aid, Interpersonal skills and Health & Safety.

G4S's training and operational practices emphasise the need to treat prisoners with dignity and respect and G4S staff build positive and supportive relationships with the prisoners in their care.

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. With the option for overtime and shift increases this opportunity has excellent earning potential

Starting salary
You will work 40 hours per week on a starting salary of £29,500 with the option to increase to 44 hours per week, the starting salary for this would be £32,450 per annum.

** Please note that 44-hour contracts are only available after successful completion of your initial training course and will be allocated accordingly depending upon eligibility criteria.

Key information & Benefits

  • Company pension
  • Free on site parking
  • Staff canteen
  • Extensive training and development
  • Free uniform
  • Access to high street shop discounts

How to apply
If you meet the above criteria, we welcome your application. Apply now with a current CV for consideration.

Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 5 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S, and HMPPS and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.


Manpower is proud to be working in partnership with G4S as one of their preferred suppliers since 2015.

G4S is a world leading integrated security company operating across more than 80 countries. They have clients within the private and public arena, their main areas of business are Security Solutions, Care & Justice Service, Cash Solutions, Facilities Management, Employment Services and Health Services.

G4S offer extensive training and development within each sector and their mission is to provide proactive solutions and tailor services allowing their customers to focus on their core business. 

Here at Manpower, we recruit for both Temporary and Permanent positions currently within 3 sectors - Security Solutions, Facilities Management and Cash Solutions supporting with a variety of roles including Secure Care Officers, Domestic Cleaners and Porters within Hospitals and Schools, Maintenance Engineers, Admin staff and Cashiers within their Cash Centres. Take a look below at our current vacancies or call your local Manpower to speak to one of our experienced consultants.

Apply for Prison Custody Officer

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required

Your file must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, or .rtf. No larger than 1MB
Selected file:

Add a cover message (optional)

Your communication preferences
I would like to receive communications. required
I would like you to share my personal data with other Companies within the ManpowerGroup. required

When you apply for a job we will send your application to the named employer, who may contact you. By applying for a job listed on you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy. You should never be required to provide bank account details. If you are, please contact us. All emails will contain a link in the footer to enable you to unsubscribe at any time.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert