PRISON CUSTODY OFFICER
HMP FIVE WELLS, WELLINGBOROUGH, NN8 2NG
Starting Salary £25,667.28 per annum
With incremental pay rises at 1 year and year 2 rising to £27,806.22 per annum after 2 years’ service.
Permanent, Full Time – average 39 per week, with various shifts
After successful completion of the Initial Training Course individuals can request to increase to a 44 hour permanent contract with starting salary of £28,878.54 per annum, rising to £31,285.09 per annum after 2 years’ service.
TIRED OF LOOKNG AT THE SAME ADVERTS AND VACANCIES? ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT BUT DON’T KNOW WHAT? LOOKING FOR A COMPLETE CHANGE IN CAREER?
WE ARE NOW OPEN AND WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
Benefits: Company Pension, bonus scheme, 33 days annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays), ample free on-site parking, staff canteen, free uniform, free onsite gym, PERKS at work scheme with access to High Street Shop discounts, local Gym discounts and extensive training and development.
Be that person who makes a difference every day, the chance to do an extraordinary job
Now that the Prison is open, we continue with our Recruitment Drive! This is a great opportunity to be a part of something exciting! Those that have started with us already love the variety of each and every day – this could be you?
A brand new contract; HMP Five Wells in Wellingborough will set a new standard for new build prisons of the future, using forward-thinking design and technology. The Prison is the UK’s first purpose-built, resettlement Prison.
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 communications skills needed to thrive in this role. No specific qualifications or relevant experience is required.
G4S Care & Rehabilitation Services (CaRS) now successfully manages 5 prisons, one secure training centre and a number of community contracts in England and Wales. The philosophy of our 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.
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.
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 course (ITC) for a minimum of 9 weeks, where you will receive comprehensive training, which includes Control & Restraint, First Aid, Interpersonal skills and Health & Safety, including a shadowing period working alongside qualified PCOs to gain real on the job experience. As part of your new role with us, you will undertake a Level 3 custodial management qualification. The programme runs in parallel with your ITC and you will be supported through the programme by an experienced Coach, as well as through a mentoring programme and line management support. On completion, you will obtain a recognised Custodial Qualification, which will support your role and career development.
As a PCO you will work a variety of shifts, including weekends, evenings and nights. All shifts are on a rolling pattern and agreed in advance. Any change to shift patterns will be communicated clearly with a minimum of 30 days notice. We are committed to supporting individuals to achieve a positive work life balance and on successful completion of their ITC will consider any Flexible Working Requests.
Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services.
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.
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.
Permanent, Full Time
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