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Detention Officer HC2148

Hampshire Constabulary
£19,719 - £21,837 per annum (plus shift allowance and weekend enhancement)
Basingstoke, Portsmouth and Southampton
37
Permanent

The custody suite is at the heart of the police station. Working there as a Detention Officer, you'll need to be alert at all times, thinking on your feet and making informed decisions. The role is definitely challenging, but can also be incredibly rewarding and varied.

Make a real difference

Detention Officers are playing an increasingly important part in the way custody suites are run. There's real scope to make a positive difference. You'll not only help in the smooth running of the station, but also provide support to detainees who are facing one of the most difficult times of their lives.

What does the job involve?

You will assist the Custody Officer in providing an excellent level of care and welfare support for all detainees. You'll book them in, take their fingerprints, photographs and DNA, record their possessions and make sure they're secure and safe. During their time in custody, you'll take them food and make regular checks. There will be phone calls to answer, solicitors and other agencies to deal with and a whole host of other tasks to do.

Have I got what it takes?

You'll need 3-5 passes including English and Mathematics or comparable work experience working in a customer focused environment. For more information please refer to the attached role profile.

Applicants will have to complete an application form, an assessment day and must pass a Job Related Fitness Test. All candidates will be expected to start a training course scheduled for the 14th January 2019.

Training

Successful candidates will undertake a five week training course, which is assessed throughout. You will receive training on all aspects of your role and where it sits within the Criminal Justice System; on relevant legislation and your designated powers; on officer safety techniques and emergency life support skills to name but a few.

Hours of Work

Detention Officers work to a corporate shift pattern, which standardises service delivery across all of its 24/7 operational custody suites. You will be part of a shift based team, working 37 hours a week, with rest days. You will be expected to work nights and weekends.

On appointment you will receive a starting salary of £19,719 per annum.

Upon completion of training you will receive a 20% shift allowance and weekend enhancement.

Equality and Inclusion forms a part of Hampshire Constabulary’s Core Values and this will therefore form an integral part of the recruiting and selection process. Although Equality and Inclusion may not be assessed or questioned as a stand-alone topic, it will be threaded throughout the recruiting and selection process. It is therefore advisable that you are able to provide positive evidence in this area.

Please note that the supplier of this recruitment system has advised that in order to complete an application form the system specifications required are Internet Explorer version 10 or 11, Chrome or Fire Fox. Applicants without access to these systems to complete their application may experience problems, there may also be difficulties with tablet access.

Please note that the interviews will be held on Tuesday 28th August 2018.

QCF Level 2, 3-5 passes including English and Mathematics or work experience that may be deemed to have brought the post holder to a comparable level.
Experience of dealing with the public or of working in a customer focused service driven environment. To be computer/keyboard literate and a competent keyboard user.
Fairness and Equality forms a part of Hampshire Constabulary’s Core Values and this will therefore form an integral part of the recruiting and selection process. Although Fairness and Equality may not be assessed or questioned as a stand-alone topic, it will be threaded throughout the recruiting and selection process. It is therefore advisable that you are able to provide positive evidence in this area.
Recruitment Team on 01962 846438 or police.recruitment@hants.gov.uk
28 August 2018
29 July 2018
Hampshire Constabulary
Basingstoke, Portsmouth, Southampton
Other
£0 - £19,999, £20,000 - £29,999
Full Time
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