PRISON CUSTODY OFFICER
HMP FIVE WELLS, WELLINGBOROUGH, NN8 2NG
£24,000 per annum, rising to £26,000 per annum after 2 years’ service
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.
Be that person who makes a difference every day, the chance to do an extraordinary job
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 will set a new standard for new build prisons of the future, using forward-thinking design and technology. The Prison will be the UK’s first purpose-built, resettlement Prison. With the expected opening in early 2022, HMP Five Wells will be an integral part of the local community.
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 Custody & 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.
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 Resident’s reform, as well as playing a key role in providing residents 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.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
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.
As part of your new role with us, you will undertake a custodial qualification. The programme runs in parallel with your initial training course 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.
Your initial training lasts for 9 weeks, where you will receive comprehensive training, which includes Control & Restraint, First Aid, Interpersonal skills and Health & Safety, along with a 4 week shadowing period.
Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Custody 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 Her Majesties Prison and Probation Service 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 Note: If you have recently applied to the previous Prison Custody Officer Expression of Interest campaign, there is no requirement for you to reapply
Permanent, Full Time
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