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SECURE CARE OFFICER Milton Keynes £37,000.00


Location: Milton Keynes |
Salary: £37,000.00 |
Posted: 9 May 2024 |
Closes: 30 May 2024 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 14106

Role Responsibility:

SECURE CARE OFFICER – working in Youth Justice

Oakhill Secure Children’s Training Centre for Young People, Milton Keynes, MK5 6AJ

£37,000.00 per annum after successfully passing a 6 month probation period

Full-Time - average 40 hours per week

Shift times available are: 7.00am – 3.00pm or 2.00pm-10.00pm (weekday and weekend working is a requirement)

Benefits: Company Pension, Family Friendly Policy, FREE on-site parking, FREE uniform, FREE meals whilst on shift, set monthly shift patterns, access to High Street Shop discounts and extensive training and development




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. 


There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ Officer and we encourage applications from individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds with different life skills who can demonstrate the integrity, resilience and strong communications skills needed to thrive in this role.


We now have a number of Full Time vacancies available with a set shift pattern so you can find the right “work life balance” you have been looking for.


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


Working directly with the children on a daily basis in a secure prison type environment, your responsibilities will include:

  • Motivate, support and care for children to provide a stable and secure educational and residential environment which promotes anti-offending behaviour to develop life skills, manage their own behaviour and enhance their effective resettlement on release
  • Building mutual trust and respect with the children so that they respond positively and appropriately to information and guidance
  • Defining structures and boundaries, and role-modelling positive behaviours, to set clear expectations of the children in our care
  • Monitoring and managing the behaviour of the children to minimise incidents and improve standards of behaviour


The children 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 children 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 children to develop their life skills, address the behaviours that have led them into custody and effectively re-integrate them into mainstream society on release to enable them to make better choices and therefore have positive and more productive future life chances.


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 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 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.​

The Ideal Candidate:

As part of your new role with us, starting on a salary of £31,527.34 per annum you will required to attend a comprehensive 8-week induction and training programme designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to deliver every aspect of being an effective Officer in a Secure environment. The training will be full time for 8 weeks and some weekend working may be required. those working part time hours will then revert to actual hours after your training is completed.


Experience of working with Children or vulnerable people would be advantageous.


For more information on Oakhill Secure Training Centre please visit,


Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds and are a fully inclusive employer who aims to support all employees to be their true selves. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments for either the role or during the recruitment process


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 3 years.   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.


Be that person who makes a difference every day, the chance to do an extraordinary job.



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