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Detainee Custody Officer - Manchester Vehicle Base

  • Location

    Manchester

  • Sector:

    Facility / Cleaning

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £20573

  • Job ref:

    REF24052R

  • Published:

    1 day ago

  • Expiry date:

    2024-04-04

  • Client:

    Mitie

Candidate Description

If you're the right one for us, your strong communication & interpersonal skills, non-judgemental approach, excellent problem solving skills and ability to keep calm under pressure will be the foundations to develop your Care & Custody career.

Your new role as a vehicle base DCO will be to escort and transport immigration detainees within the UK.

You'll spend time both driving a small mini bus sized vehicle and escorting inside that vehicle at different times during your shift while maintaining high standards of security and safety, and promoting the welfare and decency of detainees in your care.

Your working time will require you to cover both day shifts with varying start and finish times and nights shifts.

No specific role experience or qualifications are required to be a DCO as full training and supported development are given. Experience of dealing sensitively with a wide variety of people who have been agitated, confused or angry would be an advantage.

You'll begin your Care & Custody career completing a 7 week initial training course. Please note that this course may be in a separate location to the role. This will develope the skills needed to professionally deliver this rewarding, sometimes challenging role with integrity and respect.,

  • UK citizen, Citizen of the Commonwealth with your own indefinite leave to remain (not through marriage) or EEA citizen.

  • Valid and in-date passport, with no restrictions on your stay in the UK (A valid visa in an expired passport cannot be used to prove right to work in the UK, you must provide a biometric residence permit alongside an in-date passport.

  • Continuously resided in the UK for the previous 3 years with no more than 3 months spent overseas at any one time.

  • Specific driving compliance is attached to this role.

  • Full UK manual driving licence with at least 12 months post qualifying experience.

  • Fewer than 7 points on your UK Driving Licence.

  • Have not been subject to a driving ban within the last 5 years (from date of ban ending)

  • Not currently bankrupt

  • The position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act; Successful candidates will be required to undergo Enhanced DBS and vetting to a level of Counter Terrorist Checked (CTC).

Employer Description

Care & Custody is one of the leading providers of outsourced public services to the criminal justice system in the UK.

Our philosophy is all about delivering brilliant service to the people in our care and creating great training, development and career opportunities for the people we employ.