Prisoner Custody Officer

13 Sep 2019
11 Oct 2019
Engineering, Defence
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for an exciting and challenging new role, where no two days are the same? If the answer is YES, the team at GEOAmey want to hear from you.

We are now looking to expand our team of Prisoner Custody Officers (PCO), Drivers and Driver Escorts across Scotland. These are full time, permanent positions, paying GBP9.28 per hour. Please be aware that to be considered for this role, you will require a full UK driving license.

Why work for us?

At GEOAmey, we offer a full training program to our Prisoner Custody Officers to perform this little known but vital role in the criminal justice system; including, first aid, mental health awareness, and activities associated with a custodial setting. A career with GEOAmey offers many benefits, these include:

-Up to 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
-Opportunity to complete C1 driver's licence/qualification
-Pension scheme and life assurance
-Discount vouchers
-Childcare Vouchers
-Employee assistance programme
-Healthcare cash plan
-Maternity/Paternity leave

We treat people in our care fairly and decently without discrimination, with respect for their dignity, and with understanding and compassion.

Could this be the ideal role for me?

If you are passionate about supporting people, a career as a Prisoner Custody Officer could be ideal for you. It is an immensely rewarding role that will especially appeal to those with a sense of public duty and a willingness to support your fellow citizen. To be considered for the role, you must have:

-Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
-The ability to work well under pressure and to tight time deadlines
-Ability to build effective working relationships and work as a team
-A positive and practical attitude
-Accuracy and attention to detail
-Driving licence/ C1 Licence holders preferred for vehicle base positions
-Physical ability to use force when required

Your New Role

Becoming a Prisoner Custody Officer (PCO) with GEOAmey, you will be responsible for the safe and secure movement of people in our custody; including out of prison, on our vehicles and at court. You will ensure the welfare of people in our custody by:

-Conducting risk assessments for vulnerable or 'at risk' people
-Managing their meals and snacks
-Ensuring comfort stops are taken when necessary whilst in transit
-Securely escorting people in custody whilst in court including to the dock, on legal visits and during comfort breaks
-Ensuring all 'prisoner checks' are completed and recorded
-Managing incidents if they occur including potential use of physical force to control and restrain when required

Our Business

GEOAmey provide all court custody and escorting services in Scotland, based from eight vehicle bases and covering all court locations. In total, we expect to conduct around 170,000 prisoner movements each year, in addition to providing officers to manage court custody suites and staff court docks.

Please note that this role is subject to Enhanced Disclosure Scotland clearance.

If you want to learn more about a career as a Prisoner Custody Officer with GEOAmey, click APPLY below!

No terminology in this advert is intended to be deemed discriminatory. We are happy to accept applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status