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Operational Support Grade

  • Job reference: SD31
  • Location: South East London, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Healthcare Assistants/ Support
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Job description: Operational Support Grade - HMP Thameside

OSG required for a Category B men's prison in South East London.

As an Operational Support Grade, you will look after the day-to-day running of a busy prison, working in a close-knit team to carry out a range of support services.

You will be required to carry out multiple duties within the prison including supervising visitors, monitoring CCTV and call, gate duties and managing deliveries.

As an OSG you will work shifts and nights to keep things running. Unlike prison officers, your contact with offenders is limited, although you may interact with offenders occasionally.

You will be flexibly deployed to perform operational roles across the prison as required. Responsibilities, activities and duties are likely to include:

- Ensure the secure entry and exit of staff, visitors, vehicles; carry out searches of staff, prisoners, visitors, contractors and vehicles; issue and collect staff keys/radios
control room: operate the establishment radio system and monitor CCTV ensuring all suspicious activities are reported.

- Monitor/log mail and report any illicit or contraband items, maintaining the preservation of evidence.

- Ensure cell doors are locked/secure and all prisoners are safely accounted for

- Transport prisoners and their escorts to their destination.