Prison Support Officer - HMP Fosse Way

Job Req ID:  294201
Posting Start Date:  17 Jul 2024
Location: 

Wigston , Leicester, Leicestershire, GB, LE18 4TN

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Advertisement: 

Prison Support Officer 

HMP Fosse Way 

40 hours per week

£23,860 per annum

 

HMP Fosse Way is a Category C rehabilitation prison in Leicestershire. HMP Fosse Way will house 1,715 prisoners and focus on the rehabilitation of offenders and their reintegration back into society.   

 

At the core of our prison environment and ensuring we operate effectively and efficiently are our Operational Support team. Whether you are working on security gate, prison visits, escorting prisoners, staff and contractors or undertaking administrative & communications support roles, you’ll find that being a Operational Support Officer is more than just a job, it’s the chance to be a part of something greater; join a work family where you are valued and the work you do makes a difference every day. In addition to a sense of job satisfaction, we also offer:

 

  • Starting salary of £23,860 per annum, plus Serco benefits per annum rising to £24,150 upon a years’ service
  • Free onsite parking
  • Subsidised meals whilst on duty
  • Access to and free use of the prison gym facilitates
  • Pension match up to 6%, 28 days leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Full training provided, you’ll complete a in depth training with the opportunity to shadow experienced staff, giving you a real taste of life on the job.
  • Perks including Blue Light cards and further employee discounts across hundreds of high street shops for fashion, hospitality, attractions, holidays, electronics, and gaming supplies and much more
  • Access to career long learning and development opportunities
  • The chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion

 

We not only offer job stability & job security, but career development pathways for you to transition to becoming a Prison Officer or further to Supervisory or Operational Management level roles. The Prison is open all year round, 24/7 and whilst you’ll need to be flexible to cover various shift patterns, we do operate on a rota basis (a years in advance) that allows you the flexibility to enjoy meaningful time off to do the things you love.

 

What you will need to do the role:

Our current Operational Support staff come to us with different work & life experiences, from retail to healthcare, to call centres and taxi drivers; others are ex-military, police, and security services personnel!

 

What you’ve done before doesn’t matter, what matters is that you’re committed to making a difference to the lives of others. You should have great communications skills and a good educational level in English and Maths as report writing, and numerical abilities are a key part of the role. The rest you will learn during your and through our experienced colleagues.

 

Why Serco:

  • Meaningful and vital work - The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters – delivering essential services that touch people’s lives
  • A world of opportunity - Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You’ll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.
  • Great people - We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You’ll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment. 

 

What else do you need to know?

  • This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, all offers of employment are subject to security clearance checks and approval by the Home Office. 
  • You will be required to obtain Ministry of Justice Enhanced Level 2 Vetting.