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Experienced Prison Custody Officer (PCO) - HMP Lowdham Grange

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Job Introduction

Are you an experienced Prison Custody Officer seeking a new opportunity? Are you passionate about fostering a positive and supportive work culture and want to guide and mentor new team members?
We are seeking experienced and highly skilled Prison Custody Officers to join our team at HMP Lowdham Grange. We have recently had a large intake of new enthusiastic officers ready to make a difference, positively shape the live of prisoners and embark on their new career. We are currently seeking skilled and capable officers to contribute to making that impactful difference. 
As an experienced Prison Custody Officer (PCO), you will play a vital role in maintaining the safety, security, and order within the prison environment. Your exceptional judgement, professionalism, and ability to effectively manage challenging situations will contribute to ensuring a secure and rehabilitative atmosphere for both colleagues and prisoners.
Sodexo’s vision for HMP Lowdham Grange is to develop a safe, stable, and progressive environment with modern facilities dedicated to reducing re-offending and enabling individuals to fulfil their potential. Every aspect of the prison is designed to help prisoners make meaningful progress in their sentence and personal development goals within a surrounding culture of rehabilitation.
Main Responsibilities:
  • Utilize your extensive experience to supervise and control prisoner activities, ensuring accountability and safety at all times.
  • Act as a Key Worker, leveraging your expertise to support prisoners in their rehabilitation journey through positive role modelling.
  • Apply your seasoned judgment to maintain high standards of security.
  • Draw on your reporting skills to produce detailed, objective reports on prisoners as required.
  • Respond effectively to incidents, utilizing your expertise in taking control of situations.
  • Contribute your wealth of experience to actively participate in rehabilitation programs and workshops, guiding prisoners towards positive outcomes.
Ideal Candidate:
  • Proven and substantial experience as a Prison Custody Officer.
  • Able to showcase your strong interpersonal skills, including assertiveness and self-motivation.
  • Leverage your skills in challenging inappropriate behaviour and your acute attention to detail.
  • Prove your ability to work independently or as part of a team, maintaining the highest standards.
  • Exhibit excellent communication and people skills, showcasing your capacity to remain professional under pressure.
  • Be reliable, punctual, and committed to setting a positive example based on your extensive background.
This role offers more than a career progression; it's a chance to bring your wealth of experience to make a tangible difference in people's lives. At Sodexo, we value the expertise of our employees and actively invest in their continuous growth and development. Join us, and be part of a team where your  work has purpose, and your contribution is highly valued.
 Apply today to take the next step in your journey with us at HMP Lowdham Grange!
About The Company 
Working with Sodexo is more than a job; it’s a chance to be part of something greater. You’ll belong in a company and team that values you for you; you’ll act with purpose and have an impact through your everyday actions; and you’ll be able to thrive in your own way. In addition, we offer:
  • Access to ongoing training and development programs
  • Countless opportunities to grow within the company
  • Full training and full protective uniform supplied
  • Health and wellbeing incentives
  • Reward and Recognition schemes
  • Flexible working considered
  • Volunteering days
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Free parking on site
We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities, and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be natural, and be the best versions of themselves. We recognise that we’re on a journey with regards to diversity and inclusion and would therefore welcome applications for candidates from underrepresented backgrounds.
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