SECURITY CONSCIOUS PRISON ESCORT
Temporary Operational Support Grade (OSG) Rochester, Kent
HMP Rochester & HMP Cookham Wood
Kent Prisons: Long-term Temporary Contracts: GFSL Contractor Escorting
£9.94 per hour inclusive of Holiday Pay.
Overview of the Kent positions:
As the leading supplier to the HM Prison Service for the provision of maintenance trades & support operatives, Hays is seeking to recruit Operational Support Grades (OSGs) for several Prisons in Kent, including Rochester, Maidstone & Sheppey.
There are several contracts due to start across Kent Prisons, including Sheppey Prison Cluster, Cookham Wood Prison & Rochester Prison in Rochester, and Maidstone.
These are varying in duration, but expected to last over 3months, with a starting rate of £9.94 per hour, inclusive of holiday pay.
The roles are based on 39 hours per week Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm for Contractor Escort/ OSG.
Purpose of the OSG/Escort 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 NOMS are on site. You will also ensure that no unauthorised persons or items enter the establishment. 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.
Contractor Escort OSG
Escorting contractors & vehicles around prison area
Searching visitors & contractors
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm shifts. 39 hours per week.
£9.94 per hour, inclusive of Holiday
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 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. 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 Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) 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.