Security Officer - HMP Dovegate

Uttoxeter | Other

Security Officer - HMP Dovegate

HMP Dovegate, Uttoxeter, ST14 8XR

Salary: £23,795 per annum

Permanent (Full-Time, 40 Hrs)


Here at Serco we are looking for an experienced Security Officer to join us at HMP Dovegate. Assisting the Estates Party Manager you will have a central role in ensuring the smooth running and safety of the prison regime through controlling internal movement, managing the radio network and co-ordinating response to incidents.


As part of your role you will control and authorise both routine and unscheduled movement of prisoners, staff, contractors, visitors and vehicles within the establishment, whilst also reporting, evaluating and then acting upon any information or indication of events. As Security Officer you will need to display confidence and the initiative to solve issues at the earliest stage and then present solutions to the Managers when required. Other key duties include:


  • Maintain a safe and secure work environment in accordance with relevant instructions, Prison Rules and legislation
  • Liaise and communicate with internal or external group/colleagues regarding prisoners / learning / production / repairs to area
  • Maintain security and discipline in the workplace by consistently monitoring the work unit, of tool issue, rub down searches and searches of the workplace
  • Supervise and maintain an accurate account of prisoner movements.
  • Ensure a comprehensive handover is given to staff covering your work party in your absence.
  • Engage with an annual performance and development review, ensuring that the objectives within the review are achieved. (PDR)
  • Comply with all policies, procedures and legislation applicable.


Essential Qualifications: 

Literacy and Numeracy Level 2


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 we offer:

  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A safe and supportive culture
  • The chance to make a positive difference to the prison and court systems
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Serco Benefits package



About Serco


At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.


By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 




Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


We're a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.


Serco supports fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required).

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