Operational Support OSG Littlehey Prison

Posted 10 November by Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited

Operational Support Staff (OSG) opportunity at Littlehey Prison

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 (shift work) for prisons across East Anglia. This is a long-term contract role for HMP Littlehey with the possibility of a permanent contract.

These roles are 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 roles:

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, building contractors, 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.

Duties:
Escorting contractors & vehicles
Checking & Searching Visitors
Radio handling
Supervision of visitors
Stores duties
Patrolling Perimeter and grounds
Routine administrative work
Night patrol duties
Contractor Tool checks
Switchboard duties
Searching Buildings
Canteen and kit exchange duties
Health & Safety Procedures
Radio operation
Emergency Control Room (ECR) and Communications Room

Experience:

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/ department which is fully paid for.

Security Clearance required:

All applicants will be subject to the HM Prison Service Security Clearance procedure which takes on average 2-3 weeks. You must hold a Valid Passport or Birth Certificate & ideally a 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.

This is a role working shifts which can include early, late, main detail and weekend shifts. Rates are from £10.45/hr.

For more information about the role click 'apply now' and forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call James for an informal discussion on



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