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Prison Support Role - Berwyn

Chester, England,
Company: HM Prison Service
Category: Protective Service Occupations
Published 1 week ago

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Prison Support Role

HMP Berwyn

Up to £21,468 (includes additional allowance and unsocial hours) + excellent benefits


Keeping a prison running smoothly and safely is vital. Good judgement and common sense are key . But above all, it takes a flexible approach with the ability to adapt quickly.


Joining our Operational Support team, you will experience huge variety every day. Working as part of a collaborative team, you’ll react quickly to whatever each day presents. It’s a role that allows you to build on your existing skills while learning new ones. We’ll provide you with the training to excel in your role, plus you’ll find a unique network of support from colleagues who will value your contribution.


With day, night and weekend shifts available, there really is something for everyone, and every lifestyle commitment. Whether you would like to become a qualified Prison Officer, or you would simply like to see where your career takes you, you will find variety and purpose in this entry-level role.


Why join us?

With a salary ranging from £21,468 to £25,744 depending on where you are based, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Ongoing training and development opportunities, with the chance to learn from experienced colleagues. This includes the scope to embark on a 14-month funded level 2 apprenticeship

  • 5 weeks of annual leave per year

  • Season ticket loan

  • Membership of the valuable Civil Service pension scheme, currently one of the best in the country

  • Access to our reward and recognition scheme

  • Free gym and sports facilities

  • Many employee benefits and discounts, including a Blue Light card


    Your role:

    Prisons need your support 24/7 so you will take on a shift-pattern that includes night and weekend work. Depending on your prison, your level of contact with prisoners will vary, but working night shifts usually involves some prisoner contact. Our comprehensive training prepares you for these situations.

  • You will initially receive 2 weeks of paid training in which you will learn about prison security and safety

  • Once in post, you will then have local training including personal protection safety training.

  •  With plenty of variety, you will support the day-to-day running of the prison by:

  • Welcoming family members and visitors to the premises, including supervising visits

  • Processing documentation and property in the reception unit, and managing deliveries

  • Supervising prisoners during movement around the prison

  • Taking on patrol and gate duties

  • Monitoring phone calls and CCTV

  • Carrying out security checks and searches, and reporting contraband


    If you’re a people-person who enjoys variety and team work, as well as the chance to develop new skills, then apply online now.


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