Court Custody Manager / Prisoner Custody Officer

£24,741.48 to £26,141.33 dependent on experience
11 Jun 2019
25 Jun 2019
Dave Williams
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
LOCATION: Slough, Berkshire (SL1)

JOB TITLE: Court Custody Manager / Prisoner Custody Officer 

SALARY & BENEFITS: £24,741.48 to £26,141.33 dependent on experience plus great benefits including 25 days holiday, pension scheme and life assurance, Discount & Childcare vouchers 

WORKING HOURS: Full Time – 38 hours per week Monday to Friday with rostered Saturday's and bank holidays 

THE COMPANY: If you are calm and patient person is looking for a new challenge where no day is the same, and are looking to lead a team of dedicated and reliable staff, then our client wants to hear from you today. 

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 where now open for applications is the hugely exciting brand new role, Court Custody Manager / Prisoner Custody Officer based in Slough, Berkshire at the local courts. The role will also require travel periodically within the Area (Buckinghamshire/Berkshire) for meetings (monthly). 

THE ROLE: The main responsibilities for Court Custody Officers role is to manage a team of Prisoner Custody and Court Custody Officers to provide a safe environment within the custodial areas of the court for prisoners, ensure their welfare in compliance with all contractual requirements and also ensure all company policies and procedures are implemented to achieve business objectives. 

Key Responsibilities for the Court Custody Manager / Prisoner Custody Officer role include :-

• Ensure the Custodial Areas are safe, secure and in adherence with company and court policy
• Lead, manage and coach team members within the Court 
• Daily allocation of staff to meet the operational task, and ensuring full optimisation of resources including maintaining Kronos
• Ensure that trackers and records are correctly completed using the technology provided
• Daily briefings are completed before commencement of each shift
• Ensure Standard Operating Procedures are managed, updated and communicated where necessary
• Health and Safety Inspections and Risk Assessment of areas within their control
• Process data and generate management reports as directed by ABM
• Respond to incidents and emergencies within their area
• Ensure all staff are up to date with mandatory contractual training requirements and work with the training team to coordinate training courses and refreshers
• Liaise with all external stakeholders as required, ensuring that contractual issues are resolved and mutual understanding and co-operation is achieved
• Read all other communications from the Company to keep up to date with regular updates to Standard Operating Procedures and Working Practices

THE CANDIDATE: The successful candidate for the Court Custody Manager / Prisoner Custody Officer role should be a calm and patient person who has excellent persuading/communication skills and can effectively build good working relations with people on all levels and posses all the traits that a Prisoner Custody Officer / Court Custody Officer would need. In addition to being someone who has a positive and practical attitude, is non judgemental and can provide a high level of care to people you should be someone who is a natural leader and motivator, and be someone that is motivated and has a desire to develop into a managerial role. You should be a good manager of people and must be organised and able to meet deadlines, work well under pressure and must have a valid UK driving licence.

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 a well as extensive training in a classroom setting. 

Key Experience/ Characteristics preferred for the Court Custody Manager / Prisoner Custody Officer role in Slough, Berkshire :-

- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
- Strong persuading and influencing skills and a positive and practical attitude 
- Should be a calm, caring and patient individual 
- The ability to work well under pressure and to tight time deadlines and someone who can lead a team
- Must have valid UK Driving Licence
- Must be able to commute to Slough Courts 
- Must be Physically 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 
- Must be willing to undergo a DBS check and company vetting process

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