Prisoner Custody Officer / Custody Transport Officer

Expiring today

Recruiter
Geo Amey
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£16380/annum
Posted
21 Jul 2017
Closes
20 Aug 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
LOCATION: Birmingham, West Midlands (positions in Birmingham, Smethwick, Warwick, Coventry & Stafford)

JOB TITLE: Prisoner Custody Officer / Custody Transport Officer

SALARY & BENEFITS: £16,380 plus benefits including 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension scheme and life assurance, discount & childcare vouchers
WORKING HOURS: Full Time & Part Time available

THE COMPANY: If you are looking for a new challenge where no day is the same and can provide an outstanding service by ensuring the safe and secure movement of people in custody; within our clients vehicles and courts across England and Wales, whilst working efficiently to meet deadlines, then our client wants to hear from you!

Our client are a well respected prisoner transportation company who provide the safe and secure transportation and custody suite services for prisoners and young people in custody across England and Wales and our now looking for caring and resilient Prisoner Custody Officer / Custody Transport Officer's to join their existing custody transport team.

THE ROLE: As a Prisoner Custody Officer / Custody Transport Officer your primary responsibility is maintaining the welfare of the people in our clients custody, providing care and support during their time within the court system. You will provide a duty of care to prisoners and will treat them fairly and decently without discrimination, with respect for their dignity, and with understanding and compassion. This is a varied and interesting role where no day can be the same, and full training including first aid, mental health, and control and restraint will be given to candidates as well as an excellent salary, benefits and working conditions.

Key Responsibilities for the Prisoner Custody Officer / Custody Transport Officer's role in Birmingham, West Midlands include :-

Responsible for the safe and secure movement of people in our client's custody; including out of prison, in vehicles, at court including to the dock, and on legal visits and comfort breaks
Ensure the welfare of people in custody, including conducting risk assessments for vulnerable or ‘at risk’ people, managing meal times & snacks as well as ensuring comfort stops are taken when necessary whilst in transit
Ensuring all ‘prisoner checks’ are completed and recorded
Manage incidents if they occur including potential use of physical force to control and restrain when required
Liaise with third party agencies including the police and prison services to ensure correct documentation is completed

THE CANDIDATE: The successful candidate for the Prisoner Custody Officer / Custody Transport Officer's role should be a calm and patient person who has excellent communication skills and can effectively build good working relation with people on all levels. You should be someone who a positive and practical attitude, is non judgemental and can provide a high level of care to people. You must be organised and able to meet deadlines, work well under pressure and it is also essential you have a valid UK driving licence.

Due to the nature of this role you should be someone who is physically fit, must be comfortable in confined spaces with prisoners, able to commit to a flexible working pattern and be happy to undergo a vetting process and DBS checks.

Key Experience/ Characteristics preferred for the Custody Officer / Custody Transport Officer's role in Birmingham, West Midlands :-

Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
The ability to work well under pressure and to tight time deadlines
Must have a valid UK Driving licence
Must be Physical fit and able to use force and restrain when required
Flexibility with the hours you can work is essential
A positive and practical attitude is essential

Does this sound like you? If yes then please hit the apply now button.

You will then be sent to an online questionnaire to support your CV and application, please fill in the details and we will be in touch to advise you of the next steps