Works Escort

£8.41 per hour
23 Aug 2017
20 Sep 2017
Laura Stowell
Job position
Contract Type
Temporary / Contract
Full Time

Hays is seeking to recruit Works Escorts for HMP High Down, Sutton, Surrey.

London Prisons: Long-term Temporary Contracts.

£8.41 per hour inclusive of Holiday Pay.

Overview of the London positions:

As the sole agency supplier to the HM Prison Service for the provision of maintenance trades & support operatives, Hays is seeking to recruit Works Escorts for HMP High Down, Sutton, Surrey.
The roles are based on 39 hours per week Monday - Friday 7.30am - 5pm.

Purpose of the 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 building contractors 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.
London Prisons have an excellent reputation as busy local prisons, which serve all the courts in Central London. They pride themselves in engaging and involving employees working alongside them in the process of change.

Contractor Escort OSG

  • Escorting contractors
  • Searching visitors & contractors
  • Monday - Friday 7.30am - 5pm shifts.
  • 39 hours per week.
  • £8.41 per hour, inclusive of Holiday
  • Radio operation & handling
  • Supervision of contractors on site
  • Contractor Tool checks
  • 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.

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 2 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.

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