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OSG, HMP Leyhill- Full time, shift pattern,Ongoing temp position.

Your new company : HMP Leyhill is a male open 'D' category resettlement prison in South Gloucestershire.As the sole agency supplier to the HM Prison Service for the provision of maintenance trades & support operatives, Hays is seeking to recruit a Support operative HMP Leyhill

Your new 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 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

Full time hours, you will be required to work every other weekend and 1 week of nights every 6 weeks, followed by a rest week.

What you'll need to succeed:

Previous experience in a prison/ public sector is not required for this role. The nature of the 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. Full training on working within a prison is provided by the establishment/ department.

Security Clearance required:

All applicants will be subject to the HM Prison Service Security Clearance procedure which can take up to 4 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.

What you'll get in return
A competitive rate of pay and the opportunity to go permanent, all uniform is provided by the establishment.

What you need to do now:

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
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Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire
no work experience required
£25,000 - £29,999

Published on 22 Mar 2020

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