Prisoner Custody Officer permanent 35 hours BACK SHIFT Hours of work 13.00 – 22.00 4 days on 4 days off Starting salary is £20,234 rising to £21,261 after 12 months service * Are you flexible, confident and have the skills and ability to deal with people from widely differing backgrounds? * Can you communicate effectively and deal with conflict or challenging situations with confidence? * Are you non-judgemental and committed to dealing with everyone with dignity and respect? You will be working a 4 days on 4 days off shift pattern with one additional shift per month to make up hours. Shift times are 13:00pm – 22:00pm and from March 2023 your shift rota for the full calendar year will be available. Who are GEOAmey? GeoAmey is contracted by The Scottish Prison Service to provide all court custody and escorting services in Scotland covering 250 bases across the UK. The 10 year contract includes the escorting of all prisoners in mainland Scotland and islands, between prisons, police stations and courts as well as all external visits, including hospital visits. We transport over 600,000 prisoners each year. We have a fleet of over 550 specialised vehicles and employ 3,000 employees on the contract. Whether you are driving one of our purpose-built secure vehicles, conducting searches, escorting prisoners, managing prisoners at Court, or completing paperwork, your focus will always be on safety and security whilst treating people with respect and consideration. You will be trained to ensure that all prisoners, regardless of any allegations or convictions, are dealt with consistently, fairly and in line with regulations. In this fast paced environment, you will need to remain calm under pressure, adapt to changing situations and have a full UK driving licence along with the ability to work at weekends. What’s involved in this job? * The people 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 maintaining a safe, secure and structured environment. * You have full responsibility for every aspect of the physical and mental wellbeing of those in your care, ensuring their health, safety and wellbeing is a priority. * You will liaise with Prison and police authorities, ensuring all documentation is completed and correct, carrying out risk assessments on vulnerable or at-risk prisoners. * Operating as a critical part of our security network for custodies who are receiving medical treatment in hospital. * Managing personal property and being responsible for organising and supervising meals and drinks * You will transport prisoners from hospitals to, police stations or prisons What experience do I need? We provide a 6 week super comprehensive full time training programme which will ensure you are fully prepared for all eventualities of the role. We’re looking for you to have the right behaviours to care for and help people, so working well in a team, empathy and patience and someone who can listen, understand and communicate effectively. A full UK driving licence is required. Our Prisoner Custody Officers all have really different backgrounds but come together to build their own community. We are so very proud of our officer community and the job they do, providing a vital public service, would you like to be part of that? In addition to this we also offer: * Starting salary of £20,234 * 23 days annual leave * Company Pension * High Street Discounts * Cycle to Work Scheme * Healthcare Scheme * Enhanced family friendly benefits Due to the type of work we undertake, all employees need to be vetted and DBS checked prior to joining. But don’t worry, we have a team available to support you every step of the way
To apply for this job please visit uk.whatjobs.com.