Prisoner Custody Officer / Driver / Driver Escort

Job Type:
Permanent
Job Sector:
Public Sector
Region:
Scotland
Location:
Jedburgh
Salary Description:
from £16,889.60 + Benefits
Posted:
18/10/2018
Recruiter:
TheSmartList
Job Ref:
KADW1085

Prisoner Custody Officer (PCO) / Driver/ Driver Escort 

Jedburgh/Selkirk, Scotland

GEOAmey has been awarded the contract for the Scottish Court Custody and Prisoner Escorting Service (SCCPES), on behalf of the Scottish Prison Service and Criminal Justice Partners, which is due to start operating during January 2019. 

GEOAmey will provide all court custody and escorting services in Scotland, based from eight vehicle bases and covering all court locations. This includes escorting all people that are required to be presented to court from prisons and police stations in mainland Scotland and the islands as well as all external visits, for example taking those in prison to hospital. In total, we are expecting to conduct around 170,000 prisoner movements each year in addition to providing officers to manage court custody suites and staff court docks. 

Our Prisoner Custody Officers’ (PCOs) primary responsibility is to ensure the welfare of the people in our custody, providing care and support during their time throughout their time in transit and whilst in the court system. It is an immensely rewarding role that provides a wide spectrum of responsibilities and will especially appeal to those with a sense of public duty and a willingness to support your fellow citizen.
Successful applicants to start initial training course on Monday 3rd December 2018

Full / part time 
Permanent 
Location – Jedburgh/Selkirk (Alternate weeks)
Salary from £16,889.60 + Benefits, Opportunity to complete C1 driver’s licence/qualification 

We treat people in our care fairly and decently without discrimination, with respect for their dignity, and with understanding and compassion.

At GEOAmey we offer full training to perform this little known but vital role in the criminal justice system including first aid, mental health awareness, and activities associated with a custodial setting.

A career with GEOAmey offers many benefits, these include:
• 25 days FTE pro rata plus bank holidays
• Pension scheme and life assurance
• Discount vouchers
• Childcare Vouchers
• Employee assistance programme
• Healthcare cash plan
• Maternity/Paternity leave

No two days are the same at GEOAmey. It’s an exciting place to be.

We are looking for individuals to join our team in delivering an outstanding service by ensuring the safe and secure movement of people in our custody; within our vehicles and courts across Scotland, whilst working efficiently to meet deadlines.

PCO Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the safe and secure movement of people in our custody; including out of prison, on our vehicles and at court
• Ensure the welfare of people in our custody, this includes
• Conducting risk assessments for vulnerable or ‘at risk’ people
• Managing their meals and snacks
• Ensuring comfort stops are taken when necessary whilst in transit
• Securely escorting people in custody whilst in court including to the dock, on legal visits and during comfort breaks
• Ensuring all ‘prisoner checks’ are completed and recorded
• Managing incidents if they occur including potential use of physical force to control and restrain when required

Our PCOs are also responsible for:
• Liaising with third party agencies including the police and prison services to ensure correct documentation is completed
• Maintaining our company vehicles by carrying out interior and exterior vehicle checks and ensuring accurate reporting and documentation.
• Ensuring vehicles have sufficient equipment to carry out tasks
• Maintaining own knowledge through regular review of business updates and operating procedures

Skills Required:
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
• The ability to work well under pressure and to tight time deadlines
• Ability to build effective working relationships and work as a team
• A positive and practical attitude
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Driving licence/ C1 Licence holders preferred for vehicle base positions
• Physical ability to use force when required

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

Contact Details:
TheSmartList
Tel: 01733 427 182
Contact: Dave Williams
Email:

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