Shift OSG

Hays Building
£8.41 per hour
20 Oct 2017
17 Nov 2017
Laura Stowell
Job position
Contract Type
Temporary / Contract
Full Time

Shift OSG role at HMP Wandsworth

Shift OSG at HMP Wandsworth
Temporary Operational Support Grade (OSG) HMP Wandsworth

Overview of the HMP Wandsworth positions:

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 (OSGs) for Wandsworth Prison in South West London. Immediate starts, if you are already Prison Cleared.

Purpose of the 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 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 the Capital. They pride themselves in engaging and involving employees working alongside them in the process of change.

On average 39 hours per week but on a rolling weekly rota, including early, late, nights and weekend shifts. For the first 12 weeks - Monday - Friday hours are paid at £8.41 per hour, Saturday hours are paid at £10.51 per hour, Sunday & Bank Holiday hours are paid at £11.20 per hour and Night shifts are paid at £12.61 per hour. All rates are Premium PAYE rates that include holiday pay. After 12 weeks - the pay rates will change as follows, Shift hours will be paid at £12.95 per hour, Weekday Overtime will be paid at £16.68 per hour and Weekend / Bank Holiday Overtime will be paid at £21.43 per hour. All rates are Premium PAYE rates that include holiday pay.

Main Gate - Shift Pattern:
Situated in Main Gate Reception & Communications Room
Emergency Control Room & Switchboard duties
Shift Pattern consisting of earlys, lates, mains, weekends,
Searching Buildings & Patrolling perimeter and grounds
Searching prisoners property,
Canteen and kit exchange duties
Checking & Searching Staff, Visitors & contractors
Supervised when Issuing Keys to Staff
Supervision of visitors & contractors on site
Night patrol duties
CCTV operation and Radio Handling
Routine administrative work - Booking in Visitors & Staff
Health & Safety Procedures


No formal qualifications or previous experience is required for this role. However, applicants with security backgrounds are highly desirable. 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 8 weeks. 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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