Play your part in building a safer Northern Ireland with a career in the Prison Service
Do you want to play a part in building a safer community by supporting and challenging people in custody to change? Are you ready for change of career or a new challenge?
If so, the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) is recruiting for a number of new roles.
What roles are currently available?
The NIPS is currently recruiting for Custody Prison Officers (CPO), Night Custody Officers (NCO) and Prisoner Custody Officers (PCO) as Drivers/Escorts.
Where will the roles be based?
CPO - Maghaberry, Magilligan and Hydebank Wood College
NCO - Maghaberry, Magilligan and Hydebank Wood College
PCO - Driver/Escort - Maghaberry and Magilligan
What will my responsibilities be?
CPOs are responsible for supporting and challenging people in our care to change. They also perform operational and custodial duties and maintain aspects of order and discipline in a prison.
NCOs are responsible for the security and safe custody of people in our care during night duty periods.
PCOs are responsible for escorting people to and from Courts, hospitals, airports, police stations and other establishments, and ensuring their safety and security.
What salary is offered for each role?
CPO - £20,000 - £26,005 per annum
NCO - £22,299 per annum
PCO - £19,126 - £19,711 per annum
Each post also carries a non-pensionable allowance of £2,700 per year.
What will my working hours be?
CPO - shift pattern based on a 39 hour week
NCO - shift pattern based on an average 44 hour week
PCO - 40 hour per week contract
Will there be training provided?
All candidates successful will be required to complete initial training at the Prison Service College at Hydebank Wood and undertake any other training as required to perform the duties of the post they have been assigned to.
Further information can be found at www.nicsrecruitment.gov.uk.
What qualifications do I need to apply for the role?
Applicants must, by the closing date for applications have 5 GCSE’s including English and Mathematics at Grade C or above (or equivalent).
Details on providing relevant or equivalent qualifications can be found at www.nicsrecruitment.gov.uk.
When is the closing date for applications?
Completed Application Forms must be returned no later than 12noon on Friday 3rd August 2018.