Prison Custody Officer

Winson Green, Birmingham
10 Mar 2017
17 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Time For A Change
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Prison Custody Officer
HMP Birmingham
Starting salary £20,228.16 | 39 hours per week - (various shifts)

HMP Birmingham is a Victorian local prison based in the Winson Green area, is a category ‘B’ prison providing approximately 1,425 places for sentenced male adults. It is also a ‘holding’ prison that services the West Midlands Courts.

You may have the skills to change your career, all you need is commitment to do the right thing and the ability to build rapport with just about anyone.

As a natural communicator you will have excellent interpersonal skills including problem solving and conflict resolution, together with a real passion to provide custody with care.

Working in a prison isn’t just about keeping people behind bars. With a calm, firm but fair and non-judgemental approach, you’ll also need to be a listener, team player, counsellor, peacekeeper and social worker. Working well in a disciplined, supportive and professional team is vital in this 24/7 environment. All these qualities coupled with a vigilant and versatile approach are what makes a good Prison Custody Officer.

At G4S, we invest heavily in our people. If you join us you’ll attend our comprehensive training programme to equip you with the skills and knowledge for the job. As well as ongoing support and development opportunities we offer generous holiday entitlement, company pension, an onsite gym, free onsite parking, staff canteen and the chance to do an extraordinary job – every day.

You will also gain a qualification level 2 BTEC as well as qualifications in First Aid, Control and Restraint and Health and Safety. There is also an opportunity to undertake a further 12 month on the job training Apprenticeship in Custodial and Detention Services

If you’ve got the skills, qualities and experience that we’re looking for, you could train for a career that’s both challenging and rewarding.

Successful candidates will be invited to attend an 8 week Initial Training Course (ITC) this course will be based in the Learning and Development Centre at HMP Birmingham.

Closing date: 17th April 2017.

Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 5 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Secretary of State for the Home Office and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be required to attend a Security Vetting Interview and achieve satisfactory Security Clearance. You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of 5 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 10 years as part of the security screening process for this role.

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