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Contractor Prison Escort

Hemel Hempstead
£12.10 - £13.56 per annum + £13.56 p/h (inclusive holiday pay)
Closing date
11 Apr 2024

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Job position
Contract Type
Temporary / Contract
Full Time
Job Function
Landscape Architect

Job Details

Overview of the opportunity:
As a supplier to the HM Prison Service for the provision of support escorts, Hays is seeking to recruit Prison/Project Escorts like the Operational Support Grades (OSGs) role. Expected to last over 6 months, with a rate of £13.56 per hour, inclusive of holiday pay. They are temporary positions but with the number of projects in the pipeline the positions will continue. The role is Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm for Prison/Project Escort.

Purpose of the Prison Escort role:
As part of the security team, you will be responsible for assisting in the safety and security of the establishment where your duties will include escorting visitors, building contractors, gate duties within the prison and outside areas. You will ensure the safety and security of the visitors, staff and prisoners within a Prison establishment, while persons from outside of the prison service are on site.


  • Escorting contractors & vehicles around prison area
  • Searching visitors & contractors
  • Radio operation & handling
  • Supervision of visitors & contractors on site
  • Contractor Tool checks
  • Patrolling perimeter and grounds
  • Health & Safety Procedures
  • Routine administrative work

What you\'ll need to succeed:
No formal qualifications or previous experience is required for this role.
The nature of the escort role requires candidates to be security conscious and able to challenge potential compromises and risks, you will also need to be reliable and consistent, level headed and have exceptional interpersonal skills. Successful applicants will have a background in customer services or security and will be assessed based on the following competencies: Acting with integrity, respecting others, building relationships and team working, communicating effectively, developing self and others.
Full training is provided by the establishment/ department. Training time will be paid at the standard hourly rate.

Security clearance:
Immediate start if you are already Prison Cleared.
All applicants will be subject to the HM Prison Service Security Clearance procedure which can take up to 4 weeks, this can include a Disclosure Baring Service (DBS) check. You must hold a Valid Passport or Birth Certificate & Photo Driving Licence in your current address. All applicants must be able to provide details of 3 years of satisfactory references

What you need to do now
If you\'re interested in this role, click \'apply now\' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Athena Manetas on 01223329444. If this job isn\'t quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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