OSG (Shifts / Nights)

Long term OSG jobs at Warren Hill Prison near Woodbridge
As the sole agency supplier to the HM Prison Service for the provision of maintenance trades & support operatives, Hays is seeking to recruit Operational Support Grades (shift or night work) for prisons across East Anglia.

This is a long-term contract job for Warren Hill Prison (next door to Hollesley Bay Prison) with the possibility of a permanent contract.

These jobs are in a unique working environment with a strong sense of team working. Always in demand, you could benefit from long-term contracts and there is also potential, once trained, to work in other prisons both locally and nationally.

Purpose of the roles:

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 HMPPS are on site. You will also ensure that no unauthorised persons or items enter the establishment.

Escorting contractors & vehicles
Checking & searching visitors
Radio handling
Supervision of visitors
Stores duties
Patrolling perimeter and grounds
Routine administrative work
Night patrol duties
Contractor tool checks
Switchboard duties
Searching buildings
Canteen and kit exchange duties
Health & Safety procedures
Radio operation
Emergency Control Room (ECR) and Communications Room


No formal qualifications or previous experience is required for this role.
The nature of the OSG 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 which is fully paid for.

Security Clearance required:

All applicants will be subject to the HM Prison Service Security Clearance procedure which takes on average 2-3 weeks. You must hold a Valid Passport or Birth Certificate & ideally a 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.

This is a role working shifts which can include early, late, main detail and weekend shifts. Rates are from £8.78 - £11.11/hr (including holiday).

For more information about the role and organisation please call Ed Ball from Hays for an informal discussion on 01473 261900 or click the apply now button below.
For more detailed information, or to view other vacancies with this organisation, please visit our dedicated recruitment website 


Job type:
Government & Public Services
HMP Warren Hill / Hollesley Bay (Nr Woodbridge)
Prison Escorts Or Trades
£8.87 - £10.88/hr
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Talk to a consultant

Talk to Edward Ball, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Ipswich

Cardinal House, 48 St Nicholas Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom, IP1 1TP

Telephone: 01473 261900

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