Prisoner Custody Officer, permanent, full time 38 hours per week
Are you looking for a new opportunity where you can make a difference every day?
Do you demonstrate great communications skills by effectively listening and engaging with people?
Are you resilient in challenging situations and do you remain calm?
Starting salary is £20,431 rising to £21,261 after 12 months service
Part time opportunities available and we will fully fund your training for a Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) licence for category D.
As a Prisoner Custody Officer your role is to provide court transportation services, collecting detainees from prisons or police stations and transporting them safely and securely to courts. Once there, you’re responsible for every aspect of their care until it’s time for them to return to custody or to be released.
Duties include, accompanying defendants in court; searching property or people; ensuring food and drink is available and completing paperwork and data entry for the day. 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.
At GEOAmey we provide a vital public service through the safe and secure transportation and custody services for adults and young people across the UK, on behalf of the Scottish Prison Service, the Ministry of Justice and partners across the Criminal Justice System.
You’ll be working 38 hours a week, 5 days over 7 with some weekend work. The frequency of working weekends will depend which location you are based. We have 3 shifts available – day, back and night. Backshift and Nightshift are woking 4 days on, 4 days off. You will work on a rota which will be available at least 4 weeks in advance.
What’s involved in this job?
We have two types of Prisoner Custody Officer, one is based within a court and the other is based out of our Vehicle Base and will entail transportation of prisoners.
In both roles you will be responsible for the physical and mental wellbeing of those in your care, ensuring their health, safety and wellbeing is a priority.
You will also liaise with Prison and police authorities, you’ll ensure all documentation is completed and correct, carrying out risk assessments on vulnerable or at risk prisoners before transferring them
Managing personal property and being responsible for organising and supervising meals and drinks
Vehicle Based role
You will transport prisoners (sometimes very high profile) from courts, police stations or prisons
You’ll be responsible for your vehicle each day, carrying out external and internal checks and also making sure your vehicle has sufficient equipment for the day, like food and water
You could also be carrying out custodial duties within a court location
Court Based role
You’ll work as part of a team to make sure all those in custody are safe, looked after and arrive in the court dock on time
Carry out custodial duties within a court location
Maintain security and order in the court room and custody suite
Supervising movements around the court location
Searching of individuals, cells and areas of the custody suites
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 Prison 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 £20,431 (rising to £21,261 after 12 months service)
25 days annual leave
High Street Discounts
Cycle to Work 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.
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