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Prison Custody Officer

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Northamptonshire, UK
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4 Feb 2021

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Be that person who makes a difference every day

Prison Custody Officers (PCO) are key to the effective running of our prisons and we are looking for people who can fit naturally into this role.

There is no such thing as a 'typical' Prison Custody Officer and we encourage applications from individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, who can demonstrate the integrity, resilience and strong communications skills needed to thrive in this role. No specific qualifications or relevant experience is required.

Our benefits are as you would expect from a large global organisation and include a company pension, holiday entitlement, access to High Street Shop benefits, uniform, free parking, access to our on-site gym plus many more.

Working closely with various teams, 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 regime and are secure in their cell in the evening.

THE IDEAL Prison Custody Officer:

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.

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.

Your initial training lasts for 10-weeks, where you will receive comprehensive training, which includes Control & Restraint, First Aid, Interpersonal skills and Health & Safety.

Equality and Diversity is an important part of Custody and Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from all diverse groups.

Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 10-year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by the company and the Secretary of State for the Home Office and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

To qualify for this role as Prison Custody Officer 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.

Please be aware, there is no need for you to apply again if you currently have a live application in progress with us.

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