Prisoner Custody Officer Nightshift – GeoAmey – Grangemouth


Prisoner Custody Officer, NIGHSHIFT, Permanent, 35 hours

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?

If the answer to these questions is yes – then we’ love you to join our team of Prisoner Custody Officers.

Starting salary is £23,783 plus on call payment and enhanced hourly rate

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.

Nightshift working hours

As a nightshift Prisoner Custody Officer for GEOAmey you will be part of a dedicated team of employees who react and respond to bookings from Prison establishments throughout Scotland within a 90-minute time frame.

You will operate on a 4 on 4 off shift pattern with an “on-call” shift after every block of 4 nights. You will be required to report to your designated hospital location for your start time of 21:30pm finishing your shift at 07:30am. You will accrue an additional allowance for travel time and fuel expenses.

If deployed on your on-call shift you will be paid a minimum of 6hours time at flat rate and 1.66 times your hourly rate for every hour worked whilst on call. You will also be paid a £50 on call payment regardless of whether you are deployed or not.

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 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

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.

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