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Job Reference: 7289
Number of Positions: 20
Job Category: Other
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £25,532.78 pa or £12.27 ph
Location: Gatwick
G4S Region: UK & Ireland
Country:United Kingdom

G4S Business Unit:UK Central Government Services
Closing Date: 04/01/2019

Job Introduction:

Role Responsibility:

Detainee Custody Officer – Gatwick Immigration Removal Centre 

Brook House, Perimeter Road South, Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, RH6 0PQ

Salary: £25,532.78 per annum or £12.27 per hour

Benefits include a company pension, generous holiday entitlement and training and development

Full Time - 40 hours per week (Shift Work) 

We’re looking for people with great communication skills, empathy and integrity to join our team of Detainee Custody Officers at our privately owned Immigration Removal Centre near Gatwick Airport.

Working in an Immigration Removal Centre isn’t just about keeping people detained.  With a calm, firm but fair and non-judgemental approach, you’ll also need to be a listener, team player, counsellor, peacekeeper and social worker.  Working well in a disciplined, supportive and professional team is vital in this 24/7 environment.  All these qualities coupled with a vigilant and versatile approach are what makes a good DCO.

Whatever job you do now, you may have the skills to change your career.  This is what some of our Detention Custody Officers (DCO) have done.  All you need is the commitment to do the right thing and the ability to build rapport with just about anyone. In terms of your own development, we can support you into a range of roles across the centre and beyond and really look to enhance your career.  

This is a challenging role with no two days the same but there is a real opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives.  G4S is responsible for providing a safe environment for people being detained due to their immigration status. Our two Immigration Removal Centres, Brook House and Tinsley House can accommodate just under 600 male/female detainees with an ever changing population. 

The Centre operates 24 hours per day; 7 days a week, 365 days per year so there are a variety of shift patterns available between these times such as: Days, Nights, Earlies and Lates. All shift patterns are agreed in advance over a rolling period to enable you actually achieve a work-life balance.

The Ideal Candidate:

As a natural communicator you will have excellent interpersonal skills including problem solving and conflict resolution, together with a real passion to provide care.

At G4S, we invest heavily in our people.  If you join us you’ll attend our comprehensive training programme to equip you with the skills and knowledge for the job. As well as ongoing support and development opportunities we offer competitive holiday entitlement, Company pension, Company sick pay, child care vouchers, free uniform, an onsite gym, free onsite parking and the chance to do an extraordinary job – every day.

Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 10 year checkable history and the vetting standards set by G4S and the Secretary of State for the Home Office.

If you join us, you can be sure that you’ll find a secure, friendly and professional working environment and be given all the support, training and encouragement you need to build and develop a successful career with us

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