We are looking for someone to join our superb team as a Prison Custody Officer. Based from our Vehicle base in Preston you will receive a competitive salary and the chance to join our great team.
GEOAmey provide safe and secure transportation and custody services for prisoners and young people across the UK, providing a vital public service. Having recently been awarded a further 10 year contract; we are seeking people to join our successful organisation where no two days are the same!
We are a professional organisation who take pride in providing the very highest level of care to ensure the physical and mental wellbeing and welfare of those in our custody. You will be truly making a difference every day, be part of a great team and will receive ongoing training and development. We take pride in our diversity and equality as demonstrated by our partnerships with charities MIND, Barnardo’s and Stonewall who influence and help improve our approach and policies.
As a Prison Custody Officer you will be responsible for providing a safe environment for the safe, secure detention in two-way transit of prisoners to external sites such as, prisons, police stations and courts ensuring that prisoner welfare is conducted to all GEOAmey values of working. Please note for this role you must hold a C1 or PCV driving license.
In order to achieve this, as our Prison Custody Officer you will need to:
- Be responsible for Prisoners in their custody, ensuring they are identified correctly, searched and advised of their rights
- Liaise with Prison and police authorities to ensure correct documentation is completed
- Manage Prisoner property
- Be responsible for Prisoner meals and snacks
- Ensure vehicles have sufficient equipment to carry out tasks, e.g. food, water and handcuffs
- Be responsible for Prisoners while in transit
- Manage and control incidents when they occur, document as required
In order to be successful in your application as a Prison Custody Officer we require the following competencies, skills and experience:
- The ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines
- Be a flexible team player
- A positive and practical attitude
- Accuracy and attention to detail
- Good communication skills - written and oral
- Proven multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment
- To pass the Control and Restraint requirements - through GEOAmey training
- To achieve Enhanced Disclosure from Disclosure
- Full clean driving licence
- Right to work in the UK
- Must pass C&R training conducted by GEOAmey
- Must hold a C1 or PCV driving license
All roles within GEOAmey are subject to a risk assessment being completed to confirm the vetting status required for the applicant / job holder to undertake the duties of the role. This role has been risk assessed as requiring Ministry of Justice Enhance Level Clearance and Enhanced CRB.
Apply now to secure your future and become our Prison Custody Officer!
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