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Prison Custody Officer - *Full and Part Time Roles* MK42 9AP £25,164

Prison Custody Officer - *Full and Part Time Roles*

Location: MK42 9AP |
Salary: £25,164 |
Posted: 14 Jan 2022 |
Closes: 11 Mar 2022 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 11172

Role Responsibility:



£25,164 per annum, rising to £25,688 on successful completion of probationary period rising to £27,261 per annum after 2 years’ service, 

Full Time – 39 per week on average, working a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends and nights.

Part Time – a variety of flexible working shift patterns available, on completion of full time 12 week training course.

Benefits: monthly performance related bonus payments, overtime, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, Company Pension, Life Assurance, free on-site parking, subsidised staff canteen, free uniform, onsite Gym, staff reward and recognition incentives, access to High Street Shop discounts, local Gym discounts and extensive training and development and career progression opportunities.

Fully paid 12 week training course on starting, including support to complete level 3 qualification in Custodial Management.

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 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 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.


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 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 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.




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