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OSG - Escort

Posted 6 February by Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited Easy Apply Ended

Prison Escort, OSG, Job, Paying £8.93 per hour

Overview of the Gloucester positions:
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 (OSGs) for, HMP Eastwood Park. Immediate starts available if you are already Prison security cleared

Expected to last over 3 months, with a starting rate of £8.41 per hour, inclusive of holiday pay.

The roles are based on 39 hours per week Monday - Friday 7.30am - 5pm for Contractor Escort/ OSG

Purpose of the OSG role: 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. Gloucester Prisons have an excellent reputation as busy local prisons, which serve all the courts in the South West. They pride themselves in engaging and involving employees working alongside them in the process of change.

Contractor Escort OSG:
Escorting contractors and vehicles around prison area
Searching visitors and contractors
Monday - Friday 7:30 - 17:00 shifts, 39 hours per week
£8.03 per hour, inclusive of holiday
Radio operation and handling
Supervision of visitors and contractors on site
Contractor tool checks
Patrolling perimeter and grounds
Health and Safety Procedures
Routine administrative work

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. Training time will be paid at the standard hourly rate.

Security Clearance required:
Immediate start if you are already Prison Cleared. If you do not already have prison security clearance, you will be subject to the HM Prison Service Security Clearance procedure which can take up to 6 weeks, this can include a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check. You must hold a Valid Passport or Birth Certificate & 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.

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