Security Officer BIRMINGHAM, West Midlands £18,767.89

Security Officer

Location: BIRMINGHAM, West Midlands |
Salary: £18,767.89 |
Posted: 20 Mar 2019 |
Closes: 3 Apr 2019 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 7682

Role Responsibility:

Security Officer

HM Prison Birmingham, B18 4AS

£18,767.89 per annum

Full Time - 39 hours per week

As the world’s leading security solutions group with operations in over 120 countries and more than 625,000 employees worldwide, G4S is a truly unique company. We’re bigger, more diverse and involved in more fascinating, cutting-edge projects than many people would imagine and we now have an opportunity for Security Officers to join our team at HMP Birmingham. 

At HMP Birmingham we are extremely proud of our long history, heritage and the wealth of experience that comes with a prison that has been open since 1849.  HMP Birmingham was also the first ever public sector prison to be transferred into the private sector estate.

Job Outline:

Undertake other support services tasks including:

  • Understand, apply and conform to national and local policies
  • Respond appropriately to invoke emergency procedures in line with Local Security Strategy and National Security Framework, utilising knowledge of local contingency plans and the actions required in relation to incidents.  Any initial decisions or actions will need to be referred to management for further action.
  • Undertake administrative duties relating to area of work as required 


From time to time, you may be required to undertake additional activities which are appropriate to the level of your Group Profile(GP)



  • Gate/Portal duties: ensure the secure entry and exit of staff, visitors/vehicles, carry out searches of staff, prisoners, visitors, contractors and vehicles.  Issue and collect staff keys/radios
  • Contractor Escorts: be responsible for identifying and escorting vehicles and contractors within the establishment
  • Emergency Control Room/Control Room: operate the establishment radio system and CCTV to ensure the security of the establishment through secure movement of persons and vehicles.  May be required to train staff in radio procedures.  May also be required to review CCTV tapes of visits, labelling and storing in compliance with protocols.
  • Visits: book visits, identify and process visitors on their arrival, ensuring all visitors both domestic and official are appropriately searched and their details are collated, escorting them if required; Monitor CCTV.
  • Censors/Correspondence: monitor/log mail and report any illicit or contraband items maintaining the preservation of evidence
  • Monitor phone calls made and received by prisoners
  • Night Duties: ensure cell doors are locked/secure and all prisoners are safely accounted for
  • Driver: Transport prisoners and their escorts to their destination in the cellular vehicle where applicable; Monitor the prisoners PIN Phone system maintaining the log of PIN Phone requires from prisoners; Complete all relevant paperwork keeping an audit trail of conversations
  • Complete an SIR (security incident report) for intelligence gained from monitoring phone calls or illicit/contraband items found
  • Check that any legal numbers are registered solicitors



The Ideal Candidate:

At G4S, 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 and causes of prison stress are minimised. Central to our philosophy is the relationship between staff and prisoners. Our training and operational practices emphasise the need to treat prisoners with dignity and respect and G4S staff build positive and supportive relationships with the prisoners in their care. We are seeking to recruit a caring, pro-active and confident professional to help make a real difference to their lives.

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. Our benefits are as you would expect from a large global organisation and include a company pension, comprehensive training, career development, generous holiday entitlement, uniform and access to our on-site gym.

Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 5 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 5 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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