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Support Role- HM Prisons

  • Up to £11.39 per hour
  • Kent
  • Hays Specialist Recruitment

Prison Escort roles at Sheppey Cluster, general role. Isle of Sheppey.

HMP Swaleside, Elmley and Standford Hill

Kent Prisons: Long-term Temporary Contracts: MOJ/GFSL Contractor Escorting

New contracts starting June 2022

£11.39 per hour inclusive of Holiday Pay.

No previous experience or skills required.

Overview of the Kent positions:

As a supplier to the HM Prison Service for the provision of maintenance trades & support operatives, Hays is seeking to recruit Project Escorts, Operational Support Grades (OSGs) for several Prisons in Kent, including Rochester, Maidstone & Sheppey.

No previous experience or skills required.

Immediate starts, if you are already Prison Cleared.

We have 2 large projects commencing on the island lasting over 1 year.

The roles are based on 39 hours per week Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm for Contractor Escort/ OSG.

Purpose of the OSG 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 NOMS are on site. You will also ensure that no unauthorised persons or items enter the establishment. Kent Prisons have an excellent reputation as busy local prisons, which serve all the courts in the South East. They pride themselves in engaging and involving employees working alongside them in the process of change.

Contractor Escort OSG

Escorting contractors & vehicles around prison area

Searching visitors & contractors

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm shifts. 39 hours per week.

£11.39 per hour, inclusive of Holiday

Radio operation & handling

Supervision of visitors & contractors on site

Contractor Tool checks

Patrolling perimeter and grounds

Health & Safety Procedures

Routine administrative work


No formal qualifications or previous experience is required for this role.

The nature of the OSG 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 required:

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 Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) 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 2 satisfactory references, at least one from an ex-employer.

If you would like to find out more about this interesting & rewarding opportunity contact

Gavin on 01622 235681:

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  • Posted on: 06/08/2022 14:17
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