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Security Officer


Job Description:



£22,993.61 per annum

Permanent, Full Time – 39 per week, with various shifts

Benefits:  Company Pension, free on-site parking, staff canteen, uniform, access to High Street Shop discounts, local Gym discounts and extensive training and development.

This is a great opportunity to be a part of something exciting!

A brand new contract, large scale employment opportunities; HMP Five Wells in Wellingborough is setting 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. Opening in early 2022, HMP Five Wells has become an integral part of the local community.

G4S Care & Rehabilitation Services (CaRS) already successfully manages 4 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 residents feel safe.

Security Officers (SOs) are key to the effective security of our prison and we are looking for a number of people who can fit naturally into this role.

You will possess strong organisational and communication skills, and will be dedicated to providing a high quality security service.

Some of the key responsibilities to this role in critical areas of the secure environment are:

Vehicle Lock

  • Booking in/out of all vehicles; Searching of all vehicles entering/ exiting the prison and personnel
  • Maintaining roll count; Escorting all vehicles
  • Checking all prisoner documentation before release from Prison
  • Liaising with Admissions/Control on emergency procedures such as Category “A” transport and Emergency Services arriving (Fire, Ambulance, Police)
  • Maintaining the Security of the Establishments perimeter via correct operation of the airlock system and to ensure that no members of G4S staff or sub-contractors leave the establishment with keys, radios or Body Worn Video Camera, ensuring all procedures are followed
  • Carry out internal and external perimeter checks

Gate Lodge

  • Continual charging of radio batteries
  • Ensure the secure issue and return of all Body Worn Video camera’s
  • Operation of sliding doors permitting ingress and egress both for Staff and Visitors
  • Maintaining vigilance of all personnel leaving the establishment

Control Room

  • To control the radio net, operating the radio system in a professional manner and using the correct radio procedures in line with the local security strategy.
  • To receive, evaluate and report information and incident; To control and authorise movement of prisoners, staff, contractors and vehicles within the establishment.
  • To coordinate response to alarms and manage the initial response to events and emergencies.
  • To be aware of the current situation in all parts of the prison in order to aid decisions on movements and events and to respond appropriately to emergency situations.
  • To maintain an accurate and up to date roll count of the prison at all times and   the number of prisoners in each area through movement control; To operate and monitor all CCTV equipment
  • To maintain an occurrence log off all movements and incidents.
  • To maintain efficient operating procedures as per the local security strategy



  • You will be required to meet and greet families and visiting professionals
  • Search visitors and their property on access or egress through a prison lock, using technical aids such as X-ray scanners, to ensure the security of the prison is maintained.
  • Upholding security both on entry and exit to the prison


It’s key that you are flexible and adaptable to deal with ever-changing scenarios within the prison and you will be supported by an enthusiastic and committed team at HMP Five Wells.


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.


Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services.


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.

  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Other