Prison Escort (OSG) opportunity at HMP Littlehey
As one of the agency suppliers to the HM Prison Service for the provision of maintenance trades & support operatives, Hays is seeking to recruit Security Operatives (OSG's) for prisons across East Anglia. This is a long-term contract role for H.M.P Littlehey with the possibility of a permanent contract. These roles 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 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
- 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. The pay rate is £13.76 per hour (including holiday)