Prison Escort based at HMP Rochester/Cookham Wood. Located in Rochester, Kent.
Temporary Contracts: GFSL Contractor Escorting
£10.21 per hour inclusive of Holiday Pay.
Several Prisons in Kent, including HMP Rochester, HMP Cookham Wood YOI & HMP Maidstone
Overview of the Kent positions:
As a supplier to the HM Prison Service for the provision of support escorts, Hays is seeking to recruit Prison/Project Escorts similar to the Operational Support Grades (OSGs) role for several Prisons in Kent, including Rochester, Maidstone & Sheppey.
There are several Projects due to start across Kent Prisons, including Rochester Prison.
These are varying in duration, but expected to last over 3 months, with a rate of £10.21 per hour, inclusive of holiday pay. They are temporary positions but with the number of projects in the pipeline the positions will continue.
The roles are based on 39 hours per week Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm for Prison/Project Escort.
Purpose of the Prison Escort/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 the prison service are on site.
Kent Prisons have an excellent reputation as busy local prisons, which serve all the courts in the South East. They pride themselves in engaging and involving employees working alongside them in the process of change.
Prison/Project Escort OSG
Escorting contractors & vehicles around prison area
Searching visitors & contractors
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm shifts. 39 hours per week.
£10.21 per hour, inclusive of Holiday pay
Radio operation & handling
Supervision of visitors & contractors on site
Contractor Tool checks
Patrolling perimeter and grounds
Health & Safety Procedures
Routine administrative work
No formal qualifications or previous experience is required for this role.
The nature of the escort 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.
All applicants will be subject to the HM Prison Service Security Clearance procedure which can take up to 4 weeks, this can include a Disclosure Baring Service (DBS) 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.
If you would like to find out more about this interesting & rewarding opportunity contact Gavin on 01622 235681