Prison Custody Officer - HMP Rye Hill, Rugby Rugby, Warwickshire £24,367.21 - £25,717.79
Prison Custody Officer - HMP Rye Hill, RugbyLocation: Rugby, Warwickshire | Salary: £24,367.21 - £25,717.79 | Posted: 18 May 2020 | Closes: 8 Jun 2020 | Job Type: Permanent & Full-time | Business Unit: UK Central Government Services | Region / Division: UK & Ireland | Reference: 8860
HMP Rye Hill, Willoughby, Rugby - within reasonable traveling distance of Rugby, Northampton, Coventry, Nuneaton, Hinckley, Leicester, Daventry, Kettering and Leamington Spa areas
Salary: £24,367.21 - £25,717.79 per annum
Full time: 39 hours per week (various shifts) – Permanent roles
The benefits of working for such a large organisation are:
- On-site free car parking
- Full Uniform
- Onsite Canteen
- Onsite free access to the Gym
- Company pension scheme with employer contributions and Life Assurance
- Child Care Vouchers
- Eye Care Vouchers - Free eye-tests/discounts
- Discounts from major providers of services like: O2 Mobile phone packages, Dell laptops, Budget car hire, British Gas, Super Camps (Ofsted registered school holiday childcare)
- Corporate perks - discounts on high street shops and brands
- Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF) Health Plan
- Charity work - Match-it & payroll giving
- Long Service Awards
- Recommend a Friend - receive a cash payment
- Employee Care Scheme (Best Doctors and First Assist counseling service)
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 whether this is from past work experience, existing skills that you can bring to complement the prison or from the ability to learn.
There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ prison custody officer and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds that can show that they have the integrity, resilience and strong communications skills needed to thrive in these roles. No specific qualifications or experience are required.
Are you the sort of person that is reliable, treats others with fairness and respect and above all have good communication skills, empathy, integrity and resilience?
Working closely with various teams within the prison, you will have a number of key responsibilities that assist prisoner’s reform; these include first and foremost making sure the prison is safe and secure with every prisoner accounted for each day. You will also play a key role in giving offenders 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 role is challenging; no two days will be the same, but the job reaps rewards when you can see as a Prison Officer that you have made a real difference to a person’s life.
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.
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.
Training; once you have passed the selection and vetting process, you will attend a local 10-week Initial Training Course (ITC). You will gain training on Control and Restraint, First Aid, Health and Safety, a BTEC qualification in Custodial Care and have the opportunity of being part of our Apprenticeship Programme.
Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 10 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Secretary of State for the Home Office 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 10 years as part of the security screening process for this role.
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