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Prison Custody Officer (PCO)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

HMP/YOI Peterborough is a purpose-built prison; the only one in the country to hold both men and women. The diversity of our residents goes beyond their gender; their strengths and needs are infinite in combination. Our employees gain a unique opportunity to work in the justice sector developing themselves whilst influencing the lives of those in our care. Experience is not necessary, we will give you that in a way no other prison can offer, we are more interested in your ability to supervise residents and support their rehabilitation by encouraging them to take part in a wide range of activities.

Role Responsibility

It takes a special person to work here, you’ll need to listen, talk and build non-judgemental relationships whilst acting as a role model. If you can maintain hope, that the most challenging people can change and remain resilient on a challenging day then we’re interested in you. Making the safety and wellbeing of everyone your priority. It’s all part of the job.

The Ideal Candidate

Not everybody is cut out for a career as a Prison Custody Officer, but it can be very rewarding helping people to turn their lives around and improve the safety of communities. Making a positive difference in a highly secure environment where no two days are the same, you should have the flexibility to work a 40-hour shift pattern covering evenings, weekends and some bank holidays.

Recruitment process:

•Full completion of application form on Sodexo careers website by 18 January 2017.

•Fitness test: 28 January 2017.

•Video interviews will be emailed to you 30 January 2017 and must be completed by the 5 February 2017.

•Face to face interview 13 - 15 February 2017

•Start Date of course: 20 March 2017 (You will be required to complete a mandatory 7 week training course.  No annual leave can be taken during this period.)

Please note: initial communication will be via email, please monitor your junk and spam folders to ensure you are aware of next stage requirements.

Package Description

£19,450 rising to £20,450 + pension + benefits

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

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