Operational Support (OSG)

£11.75 per hour
13 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Operational Support Grades needed at HMP Highpoint for long term temporary work HMP Highpoint are looking to fill long-term temporary contract jobs for Shift OSGs with a view to be taken on directly in the future. Based on a Shift Pattern of 37 or 39 hours per week. Early, Late, main details, weekend Shifts involved. You will be paid an hourly premium rate of £11.75/hr with the option of overtime once suitably trained. Overview of the position: 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 prisons across East Anglia. This is a long-term temporary role with the view of being employed directly based on performance. The OSG role is 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 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. OSG Duties: Checking & Searching Visitors Radio handling Supervision of visitors Stores duties Patrolling Perimeter and grounds Routine administrative work Escorting contractors & vehicles Night patrol duties Contractor Tool checks Switchboard duties Searching Buildings Canteen and kit exchange duties Searching prisoners property Rub down searching of prisoners Health & Safety Procedures Radio operation Supervising small selected prisoner work parties Emergency Control Room (ECR) and Communications Room Experience: 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 you are 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. If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call James now on 01473 261900 If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career. Hays EA is a trading division of Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited and acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/66882475

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