Prison Custody Officer
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Prison Custody Officers

HMP Addiewell

£17k + Benefits

Sodexo Justice Services, formerly known as Kalyx is a custodial services company with a reputation for delivering high quality services through our philosophy that everyone can develop and make changes for the better.

HMP Addiewell is a learning prison, with a strong and concerted focus on learning, relevant skills training and employability; we work with all areas of the wider community to ensure prisoners have the best possible chance of leading positive lives following release.

We are now recruiting for Prisoner Custody Officers to work with prisoners in a secure environment focusing on meeting both their immediate and resettlement needs.

Key aspects of the post:
Provide support and encouragement for prisoners to address their immediate and resettlement needs and provide opportunities, which help to reduce the risk of re-offending.

Contribute to the delivery of the relevant elements of the establishment Contract, including agreed performance measures for the function.

Work according to and respond to all contingency and other plans required for the maintenance of security and control at the establishment.

Provide a quality of service that is professional, courteous and of a high standard.

To pass on personal skills/talents to appropriate prisoners/staff.

Carry out work in accordance with policy and procedures, in particular health and safety, race relations, equal opportunity, suicide prevention and anti-bullying.

Work within and comply fully with all security requirements at the establishment.

Work under direct supervision of a SPCO/Unit Manager.

Undertake duties with a focus on contributing towards reduced re-offending.

Undertake duties, as required, that contribute to the effective operation of the prison.

You will:
Be over the age of 18

Have previous experience in either a people/customer facing role or in a custodial environment.

Participate in training as required in order to keep up to date with all mandatory and refresher training.

Promote, understand and ensure compliance with all Sodexo’s policies and procedures

Contributory Company Pension Scheme

Employee Assistance Programme

Healthcare Scheme

Individual Learning & Development Programme

Plus many other benefits

To apply for the position please visit our website ">

If you should have any questions please contact our HR Team on 01506 874 520 or email

The closing date for applications is the 31st January 2011

Pre-selection will include fitness and ability tests.

Any offer of employment is also subject to satisfactory enhanced Disclosure Scotland clearance.

OUR ADDRESS: Sodexo Justice Services, HMP Addiewell, Station Rd, Addiewell, EH55 8QA

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