PRISON CUSTODY OFFICER
HMP ALTCOURSE, FAZAKERLEY, LIVERPOOL, L9 7LH
£26,144.55 per annum, rising to £27,593.66 after 2 years' service
Permanent, Full Time – 39 hours per week, with various shifts
Essential skills: communication, interpersonal skills, resilience and team work skills
Benefits: Company Pension, free on-site parking, staff canteen, life insurance, ‘Perks’ at Work discounts, free uniform, free onsite gym and local Gym discounts and extensive training and development.
Looking for a secure and permanent career with a future?
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?
Prison Custody Officers (PCOs) are key to the effective running of our 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.
The philosophy of our prisons is to rehabilitate prisoners 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 prisoners 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, stable and decent environment. You will be pivotal in motivating prisoners to change their attitudes and make better life choices going forward.
You will act as a role model to prisoners and provide them with opportunities to rehabilitate and make positive changes to their lives. You will provide prisoners with a structured regime, including access to work, education, exercise and offending behaviour courses. You will be expected to supervise and account for prisoners, ensuring the security of the establishment is maintained at all times.
During your career, there will be opportunities to progress to management and undertake additional training to either undertake additional duties or specialise in areas such as:
- Incident negotiator
- Prison Offender Managers
- Enhanced Gate Security
- Substance Misuse
- Safer Custody
Staff also have the opportunity to become instructors, these staff deliver staff training in areas such as:-
- Control & Restraint
- First Aid
- Fire Safety
- Mental Health Awareness
Your initial training lasts for 9 weeks, where you will receive comprehensive training, which includes Control & Restraint, First Aid, Interpersonal skills and Health & Safety, Security, Prison knowledge
Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds and are a fully inclusive employer who aims to support all employees to be their true selves. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments for either the role or during the recruitment process.
G4S CaRS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and adults at risk and each employee is expected to support these goals.
Our 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.
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 G4S, and HMPPS and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of 3 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 5 years as part of the security screening process for this role.
Please be aware, there is no need for you to apply again if you currently have a live application in progress with us.
Permanent, Full Time
- Industry Sector Other