Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Secure Care Officer - Oakhill STC


Job Description:

Be that person who makes a difference every day


Secure Care Officers are key to the effective running of Oakhill Secure Training Centre (STC) and we are looking for people who can fit naturally into this role.  We are now starting our 2020 recruitment campaign at Oakhill STC.


There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ Officer and 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. 


Day to day, you will help to create a safe, secure environment for young people aged between 12 to 18 years who have been remanded or sentenced to periods of detention. In return, you will receive a secure job and a rewarding career, as well as great training, excellent benefits and the chance to change lives for the better.


The young 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, whilst having the ability to set boundaries, maintain a consistently mature approach and manage the behaviours of young people in our care with professional authority.  This is an environment that calls for high standards of social care and service delivery to provide a secure and stable environment for young people to develop their life skills, address the behaviours that have led them into custody and effectively re-integrate them into mainstream society on release.


Working directly with the young people, you will need to be able to motivate and support them in their surroundings and in the classroom to develop life skills, manage their own behaviour and enhance their effective resettlement on release. It is imperative that you consider yourself to be effective and resilient under pressure and ready to manage the ever changing dynamic of working with young people, many of whom may have a history of unpredictable behaviour. This can, at times feel challenging to manage, and whilst we pride ourselves on team work and support, it is important to acknowledge that this can be a high pressured environment.



Safeguarding children and young people is our primary focus and the welfare of the child is paramount. Therefore we have a corporate responsibility to ensure that the safeguarding and our G4S values are at the centre of all we do.​


As part of your new role with us, you will required to attend a comprehensive 7-week induction and training programme design to equip you with the skills and knowledge to deliver every aspect of being an effective Officer.  Experience of working with vulnerable people would be advantageous.


As well as ongoing support and development opportunities, we offer free onsite parking, free meals whilst on shift, set monthly shift patterns,  Employee Assistance Programme, local Gym discounts, a corporate discount scheme, company pension, life assurance and the chance to do an extraordinary job – every day.


To apply for this role, you must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum of 5 years.   Experience of working with young people is desirable. You will also be required to undergo DBS enhanced level security clearance and will need to provide full details of your work and educational history covering the last 10 years as part of the screening process for the role.

  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

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  • Industry Sector Other

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