Prisoner Custody Officer Driver / Drivers Escort

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08 Dec 2017
16 Dec 2017
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LOCATION: Buckingham, Buckinghamshire JOB TITLE: Prisoner Custody Officer Driver / Drivers Escort SALARY & BENEFITS: 19,822.20 with overtime opportunities with potential earnings circa £24,777.80 plus great benefits including 25 days holiday, pension scheme and life assurance, Discount & Childcare vouchers WORKING HOURS: Full Time – Will require flexible approach to working hours THE COMPANY: If you are looking for a new challenge where no day is the same and can provide an outstanding service by ensuring the safe and secure movement of people in custody; within our clients vehicles and courts across England and Wales, whilst working efficiently to meet deadlines, then our client wants to hear from you Our client are a well respected prisoner transportation company who provide the safe and secure transportation and custody suite services for prisoners and young people in custody across England and Wales and our now looking for Prisoner Custody Officer Driver / Drivers Escort's to join their existing custody transport team. THE ROLE: As a Prisoner Custody Officer Driver / Drivers Escort your primary responsibility is maintaining the welfare of the people in our clients custody, providing care and support during their time in the court system. You will provide a duty of care to prisoners and will treat them fairly and decently without discrimination, with respect for their dignity, and with understanding and compassion. This is a varied and interesting role where no day can be the same, and full training including first aid, mental health, and control and restraint will be given to candidates as well as an excellent salary, benefits and working conditions. Key Responsibilities for the Prisoner Custody Officer Driver / Drivers Escort's role in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire include :- Responsible for the safe and secure movement of people in our client's custody; including out of prison, in vehicles, at court including to the dock, and on legal visits and comfort breaks Ensure the welfare of people in custody, including conducting risk assessments for vulnerable or ‘at risk’ people, managing meal times & snacks as well as ensuring comfort stops are taken when necessary whilst in transit Ensuring all ‘prisoner checks’ are completed and recorded Manage incidents if they occur including potential use of physical force to control and restrain when required Liaise with third party agencies including the police and prison services to ensure correct documentation is completed THE CANDIDATE: The successful candidate for the Prisoner Custody Officer Driver / Drivers Escort's role should be a calm and patient person who has excellent communication skills and can effectively build good working relation with people on all levels. This can be a challenging role where you will be required to diffuse sometime volatile situations so it is absolutely essential you have influential / interpersonal skills and have the ability to resolve and manage conflict using your personalities and communication skills. You should be someone who a positive and practical attitude, is non judgemental and can provide a high level of care to people. You must be organised and able to meet deadlines, work well under pressure and will ideally have a UK Driving Licence (Category C1 Licence would highly beneficial). Due to the nature of this role you should be someone who is physically fit, must be comfortable in confined spaces with prisoners, able to commit to a flexible working pattern and be happy to undergo a vetting process and DBS checks. Key Experience/ Characteristics preferred for the Prisoner Custody Officer Driver / Drivers Escort's role in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire :- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral The ability to work well under pressure and to tight time deadlines Will ideally have a valid UK Driving licence or C1 Licence but is not essential Ability to resolve and manage conflict using your interpersonal and communication skills is essential Must be Physical fit and able to use force and restrain when required Flexibility with the hours you can work is essential A positive and practical attitude is essential Does this sound like you? If yes then please hit the apply now button. You will then be sent to an online questionnaire to support your CV and application, please fill in the details and we will be in touch to advise you of the next steps. This job was originally posted as