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Residential Assistant (Security)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

As a Residential Assistant at Wordsworth House,

Approved Premises (APs) contribute to the effective risk management of people released from prison by providing an enhanced level of supervision, monitoring and rehabilitation within the community.The post requires experience of working with complex and vulnerable people and an understanding of residential setting within the Criminal Justice System. Join Sodexo and be part of something greater, You'll belong to a team where you can act with purpose and thrive in your own way. 

The role will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:

  • Assist in the supervision of residents in accordance with policy and practice under the direction and guidance of managers and relevant staff where necessary. Deal with routine issues raised by residents on a day-to-day basis.
  • Staff and supervise the Approved Premises during designated shifts, referring serious incidents to designated on-call Manager and adhere to the procedure of completing incident reports as necessary.
  • Ensure enforcement of Approved Premises rules and deal with any breaches in accordance with procedures. Respond appropriately to abusive or aggressive behaviour.
  • Demonstrate pro-social modelling skills by consistently reinforcing pro-social behaviour and attitudes and challenging anti-social behaviour and attitudes
  • Liaise with Key Workers, Deputy Manager and Manager as appropriate to share issues concerning residents.
  • Process information and maintain records including inputting information on the database system by recording any significant occurrences relating to residents during shift.
  • Contribute to the work with substance misusers in accordance with relevant policies, practices and protocols e.g. dispensing/recording medication if requested by the management team
  • To monitor and record residents’ movements in and out of the building.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a healthy, safe and productive work environment, including familiarising and using appropriate health and safety equipment. Monitor and record Health and Safety checks and related issues.
  • Report any maintenance or security issues in accordance with procedures.
  • Conduct curfew checks, wellbeing checks, fire alarm tests, room searches, clearing of residents’ room as required and monitor CCTV equipment.
  • Maintain an active presence in the AP at all times. Regularly engage with residents in a pro-social manner. Contribute towards the protection of residents, e.g. monitor in line with risk assessments.
  • Support the arrangement and delivery of purposeful activities for residents within the premises and undertake effective induction of residents.

Essential Experience:

  •  Understanding of good Health and Safety practice
  •  Understanding of good anti-discriminatory practice
  •  1st Aid Trained
  •  Good English oral & written, administration and IT communication skills
  •  Ability to work as part of a team
  •  Ability to prioritise workload and manage time effectively

What we offer:

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 also offer a range of resources, rewards and benefits for our colleagues and their families:

  • Unlimited access to an online platform offering mental health and wellbeing support.
  • Employee Assistance Programme to help with everyday issues or larger problems where you may need additional support, including legal and financial advice, support with work related issues or personal issues such as bereavement.
  • Access to a free health and wellbeing app that provides rewards for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and includes access to a 24hr virtual GP and various other services.
  • The Sodexo Discounts Scheme, offering great deals 24/7 (also open to friends and family) and/or the prepayment cashback card.
  • Money Insights and financial benefits via the Salary Finance Platform.
  • Save for your future by becoming a member of the Sodexo Retirement Plan
  • A death in Service benefit for colleagues who pass away whilst employed by Sodexo
  • Opportunities to enable colleagues to grow and succeed throughout their career at Sodexo, including apprenticeships and a variety of learning and development tools.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme to help colleagues to do their bit for the environment whilst keeping fit.
  • Volunteering Opportunities to enable all colleagues to help support worthwhile causes in our communities.
  • Flexible and dynamic work environment  
  • Competitive compensation  
  • Full training and full protective uniform supplied  

Ready to be part of something greater? Apply today!  

Package Description


  • Quarterly Bonus £1 Per hour worked
  • 42 hours per week
  • Nights only 12 hour shift 
  • 20:00-08:00
  • Salary- 24,211 per year
  • Car parking 

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About the Company

About Sodexo 

At Sodexo, our purpose is to create a better every day for everyone to build a better life for all. As the global leader in services that improve the Quality of Life, we operate in 55 countries, serving over 100 million consumers each day through our unique combination of On-Site Food and FM Services, Benefits & Rewards Services and Personal & Home Services. 

We are committed to being an inclusive employer. We are a forces friendly employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities. We encourage our employees to get involved with our Employee Networks such as Pride, Sodexo Parents & Carers, Sodexo Disability, Ability network, So Together, Generations and Origins.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

Click here to read more about what we do to promote an inclusive culture.

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