OSG Prison Cleared

£8.07 per hour
14 Oct 2016
11 Nov 2016
Caroline Barton
Job Type


SECURITY CONSCIOUS VISITOR ESCORT Operational Support Grade (OSG) Rochester Prisons in Kent , Long-term Temporary Contracts. £8.07 per hour inclusive of Holiday Pay 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 Rochester Prison in Kent. Immediate start if you are already Prison Cleared. This is a long-term Temporary Contract with a starting rate of £8.07 expected to run until February 2017 at the earliest. Based on an average of 39 hours per week Monday - Friday 7.30am - 5pm. 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. You must be local to the prison or have your own transport. Basic Uniform will need to be provided by the temporary worker in most establishments, the Prison/ Contractors will supply high visibility clothing and protective headwear, along with any other specialist safety equipment if required. 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. Kent Prisons have an excellent reputation as busy local prisons, which serve all the courts in the South East. They pride themselves in engaging and involving employees working alongside them in the process of change. 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. Training time will be paid at the standard hourly rate . Security Clearance required: Immediate start if you are already Prison Cleared. All applicants will be subject to the HM Prison Service Security Clearance procedure which can take up to 2 weeks, this can include a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check. You must hold a Valid Passport or Birth Certificate & 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.

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