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.
Detainee Custody Officer ( DCO) Gatwick Vehicle Base
37.5 hours per week
24 hour service, 365 days a year.
Rolling Shift pattern covering both days and nights.
We're looking for respectful, caring people to join our teams.
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 be fully flexible 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, (including a 7 day residential course in Oxfordshire) developing the skills needed to professionally deliver this rewarding, sometimes challenging role with integrity and respect.
A Biometric card alongside a current in- date passport must be provided.