Project Escort

Hays Building
£7.50 - £14.00 per hour
17 Oct 2018
14 Nov 2018
Edward Ball
Job Function
Job position
Qualified / Chartered
Contract Type
Temporary / Contract
Full Time

Long-term temporary to permanent Project Escort role at Littlehey Prison, Huntingdon

Location: HMP Littlehey, Huntingdon

Salary/Rate: £9.94 p/h (premium rate)

Type: Temporary

Closing Date: 3rd October 2018

As the leading agency supplier to the HM Prison Service for the provision of maintenance trades & support operatives, Hays is seeking to recruit Project Escorts to escort building contractors around HMP Littlehey.

Although this will start as a temporary role, you will have the opportunity to apply for a permanent position or other roles within the prison service during this time. It's not unlikely the duration will be extended however that will be based on the works being completed on time by the building contractor involved.

These roles are in a unique working environment with a strong sense of team work. 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 NOMS 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
Contractor tool checks
Searching buildings
Canteen and kit exchange duties
Health & Safety procedures
Radio operation


No formal qualifications or previous experience is required for this role.

The nature of the Project Escort 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.

A security check on you will be carried out however these can be done fairly quickly and should allow you to be allowed to start work in a matter of days rather than weeks.

You will work Monday to Thursday 8.00am - 5.00pm and Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm paid a rate of £9.94 p/h (including holiday)

For more information about the role and organisation please call Edward Ball from Hays for an informal discussion on 01473 261900.

Contact: Edward Ball
Office: 48 St Nicholas Street, Ipswich, IP1, 1TP
Phone: 01473 261900

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