HMP Pentonville are looking to fill long-term temporary contract jobs for OSGs for a minimum of 6 months.
HMP Pentonville are looking to fill long-term temporary contract jobs for OSGs for a minimum of 6 months. Security and customer focused role in prison environment
Based on a Monday - Friday shift pattern with the opportunity for overtime.
Overview of the position:
As the sole agency supplier to the HM Prison Service for the provision of maintenance trades & support operatives, Hays is seeking to recruit Operational Support Grades (OSGs) for prisons across London. This is a long-term temporary contract.
The OSG role is in a unique working environment with a strong sense of team working. Always in demand, you could benefit from long-term contracts and there is also potential, once trained, to work in other prisons both locally and nationally.
Purpose of the OSG role:
As part of the security team you will be responsible for assisting in the safety and security of the establishment where your duties will include escorting visitors, maintenance contractors, allowing entry on gate duties within the prison and outside areas. You will ensure the safety and security of the visitors, staff and prisoners within a Prison establishment, while persons from outside of NOMS are on site. You will also ensure that no unauthorised persons or items enter the establishment.
Checking & Searching Visitors
Supervision of visitors
Patrolling perimeter and grounds
Routine administrative work
Escorting contractors & vehicles
Contractor Tool checks
Canteen and kit exchange duties
Health & Safety Procedures
Supervising small selected prisoner work parties
Emergency Control Room (ECR) and Communications Room
No formal qualifications or previous experience is required for this role.
The nature of the OSG role requires candidates to be security conscious and able to challenge potential compromises and risks, you will also need to be reliable and consistent, level headed and have exceptional interpersonal skills. Successful applicants will have a background in customer services or security, and will be assessed based on the following competencies: Acting with integrity, respecting others, Building relationships and team working, communicating effectively, developing self and others.
Full training is provided by the establishment. Training time will be paid at the standard hourly rate.
Security Clearance required:
All applicants will be subject to the HM Prison Service Security Clearance procedure which can take up to 2 weeks, this can include a DBS check. You must hold a Valid Passport or Birth Certificate & Photo Driving Licence in your current address. All applicants must be able to provide details of 2 satisfactory references, at least one from an ex-employer.