202401: Prison Officer - HMP Usk & HMP Prescoed

Prison officer - HMP Usk and HMP Prescoed

HMP Usk & Precoed, 47 Maryport St, Usk NP15 1XP

Starting salary: £32,851 (for a 39 hour week inc 20% unsocial)

City/Town:         Newport

Region:              South Wales

Vacancy type:   Merit

                    
An extraordinary job. Done by someone like you.

Prison officers protect the public and help make an impact on prisoners' lives.

If you have the integrity, skills and strength of character we’re looking for, this fast-paced role could be the start of a successful career. No two shifts or situations are ever the same. And, as you gain experience, you’ll find a range of opportunities to grow and develop into.

 

Someone like you

There’s no such thing as a typical prison officer. Our officers come from different walks of life, just like the offenders they work with. Whether you’re a parent, a teacher, have worked in retail, the armed forces, or just feel like you’re a natural people person, you’ll have the empathy, self-confidence, great communication skills and resilience we want.

 

No matter the challenge, you’ll take the time to build constructive, positive and professional relationships with prisoners who could be at the lowest point in their lives.

 

Teamwork plays a vital role in this environment, so you’ll need to be fully committed to supporting your colleagues and understand the importance of acting as one team to keep the prison, prisoners and everyone who works here safe.

You will be required to work various shifts and some weekends.

 

An extraordinary job

In this unique career, you’ll have the opportunity to carry out many different roles in any one day. One minute you’re a peacekeeper, the next you’re a counsellor or a teacher. You’ll work directly with prisoners in a unique environment, helping to protect the public and make a positive impact.

 

Find out more about this varied role and day-to-day life as a prison officer.

 

Job details

Eligibility

To become a prison officer, you will need to:

be at least 18 years old at the point you commence employment
meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements (see nationality section below)
as this is a physically active job, you will need to pass a medical and fitness assessment as part of the application process
meet the required eyesight standard in both eyes (both with and without corrective lenses)
For safety reasons, everyone training to be a prison officer needs a suitable standard of hearing (without the use of hearing aids)

 

To work in a high security prison (category A) you must have been a resident in the UK for the last 3 years.

 

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

UK nationals
nationals of the Republic of Ireland
nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families
nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020
Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil Service

 

Further information on nationality requirements https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nationality-rules.

 

Successful applicants must ensure they have and maintain the legal right to live and work in the Civil Service and in the United Kingdom.

 

Essential skills

You don’t need qualifications to become a prison officer. Personal qualities are more important. You need to show:

 

communication and influencing skills
commitment to quality
effective decision-making
care and understanding

 

Pay

 

The initial training is 37 hours a week. After training, you can choose to work 37, 39 or 41 hours a week. Your annual salary will reflect your weekly hours.

 

37 hours a week = £30,902 a year
39 hours a week = £32,851 a year
41 hours a week = £34,800 a year

 

All salary figures quoted include any additional allowances.

 

Prisons operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This means you will have to cover various shift patterns that will include evenings, some nights, weekends and public holidays (these days are added to your holiday allowance).  Most prisons work with a changing shift pattern of 39 hours a week.

 

You may also have opportunities to work additional paid hours.

 

Benefits

 

25 days’ annual holiday (rising to 30 days after 10 years’ service)
paid time off for public holidays and 1 extra privilege day
Civil Service pension of up to 20% of your salary
cycle to work scheme, travel loans and other benefits

 

Read more about prison officer benefits.

 

The rewards aren’t all you’ll gain from a role in the Prison Service. There’s the sense of achievement you feel when you’ve helped a prisoner to get their life back on track - the kind of experience you simply won’t find anywhere else.

 

Assessment Process

 

During the recruitment process you will be assessed on the behaviours, strengths and abilities you need to become an effective prison officer. These include:

 

communicating and influencing
managing a quality service
making effective decisions
caring

 

Your natural strengths are assessed to find out what motivates and energises you. We will also assess your numerical, written English and spoken English abilities.

Online Test

You will be invited to complete the online test, to see if you have the basic judgement and numerical skills expected of a prison officer.

The online assessment centre (OAC)

 If you pass the online test, we will invite you to an online assessment centre.

We test to see if you have the abilities, behaviours and strengths to be a prison officer.

Once you’ve successfully completed the online assessment centre, we will invite you to complete a medical and fitness test. This will cover an eyesight test, hearing test and basic health screening, including a blood pressure check.

Read more about the application process.

 

Job offers: merit vacancy

 

This is a merit job vacancy. If you are successful at the online assessment centre, you will be added to a merit list based on your score.

 

When all applicants have completed the assessment centre, the prison will make job offers to individuals with the highest scores first when positions become available.

 

You can stay on the merit list for 12 months. After this, you’ll need to apply again.

 

If your application is unsuccessful at the sift/Interview stage, a six month waiting period will be applied during which time you will not be allowed to submit any further applications for prison officer positions.

 

Operational Support Grade Role

Our Online Assessment Centre (OAC), will not only assess you against the key criteria to become a prison officer but will also determine your suitability for appointment as an operational support grade  OSG   If following attendance at your OAC, you are unsuccessful in your application to become a prison officer, we may instead offer you an alternative role as an OSG.


Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of Civil Servants.


We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles. If you feel the recruitment process has breached the recruitment principles you can raise a formal complaint in the following order:


Shared Services Connected Ltd: call 0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or email Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com
Ministry of Justice Resourcing
The Civil Service Commission.

 

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging.  

 

Disability support

 

As a Disability Confident employer, the Ministry of Justice is committed to providing everyone with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent and abilities, by making adjustments throughout all elements of the recruitment process and in the workplace. You will be able to request reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process within the application form. We can offer reasonable adjustments to help with the online tests and online assessment centre.

 

If you need assistance, please call 0345 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am-6pm) or email MoJ-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com.
£30,902 - £34,800
Wales
Newport
Merit
HM PRISON PRESCOED & USK - CILWRGI FARM NR PONTYPOOL, NP4 0SZ
Band 3
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time, Part Time/Job Share, Flexible Working, Other
Operational Delivery, Prison Officer

Swyddog carchar – CEF Brynbuga a CEF Prescoed

 

CEF Brynbuga a Phrescoed 47 Stryd Maryport, Brynbuga, NP15 1XP

Cyflog cychwynnol: £32,851 (am wythnos 39 awr yn cynnwys 20% lwfans gweithio oriau anghymdeithasol)

Dinas/Tref:         Casnewydd

Rhanbarth:              De Cymru

Math o swydd:   Teilyngdod

                             

 

Swydd arbennig. Wedi’i gwneud gan rywun fel chi.

 

Mae swyddogion carchar yn amddiffyn y cyhoedd ac yn helpu i gael effaith ar fywydau carcharorion.

Os oes gennych chi’r uniondeb, y sgiliau a’r cymeriad rydyn ni’n chwilio amdanyn nhw, gallai’r rôl ddynamig hon fod yn ddechrau gyrfa lwyddiannus. Nid oes dim dwy shifft na sefyllfa fyth yr un fath. Ac, wrth i chi fagu profiad, fe gewch amrywiaeth o gyfleoedd i dyfu a datblygu.

 

Rhywun fel chi

Does dim ffasiwn beth â’r swyddog carchar arferol. Daw ein swyddogion o wahanol gefndiroedd, yn union fel y troseddwyr y maent yn gweithio gyda nhw. P’un a ydych chi’n rhiant, yn athro, wedi gweithio ym maes manwerthu, yn y lluoedd arfog, neu’n teimlo eich bod chi’n berson pobl naturiol, bydd gennych chi’r empathi, yr hunanhyder, y sgiliau cyfathrebu gwych a’r gwytnwch rydyn ni eisiau.

 

Beth bynnag fo’r her, byddwch yn cymryd yr amser i feithrin perthnasoedd adeiladol, cadarnhaol a phroffesiynol gyda charcharorion a allai fod ar y pwynt isaf yn eu bywydau.

 

Mae gwaith tîm yn chwarae rhan hollbwysig yn yr amgylchedd hwn, felly bydd angen i chi ymrwymo’n llwyr i gefnogi eich cydweithwyr a deall pwysigrwydd gweithredu fel un tîm i gadw’r carchar, carcharorion a phawb sy’n gweithio yma’n ddiogel.

Bydd gofyn i chi weithio shifftiau amrywiol a rhai penwythnosau.

 

Swydd arbennig

Yn yr yrfa unigryw hon, cewch gyfle i gyflawni llawer o wahanol rolau mewn unrhyw ddiwrnod. Un funud byddwch yn cadw’r heddwch, y funud nesaf byddwch yn gwnselydd neu’n athro. Byddwch chi’n gweithio’n uniongyrchol gyda charcharorion mewn amgylchedd unigryw, gan helpu i ddiogelu’r cyhoedd a chael dylanwad cadarnhaol.

 

Dysgwch fwy am y rôl amrywiol hon a bywyd o ddydd i ddydd fel swyddog carchar.

 

 

 

 

Manylion y Swydd

 

Cymhwysedd

 

I fod yn swyddog carchar, bydd angen i chi:

 

  • fod yn 18 oed o leiaf pan fyddwch yn dechrau gweithio
  • bodloni gofynion cenedligrwydd y Gwasanaeth Sifil (gweler yr adran cenedligrwydd isod)
  • gan fod hon yn swydd gorfforol, bydd angen i chi basio asesiad meddygol a ffitrwydd fel rhan o'r broses ymgeisio
  • bodloni’r safon golwg sy’n ofynnol yn y ddau lygad (gyda a heb lensys cywiro)
  • Am resymau diogelwch, mae pawb sy’n hyfforddi i fod yn swyddog carchar angen gallu clywed i safon addas (heb ddefnyddio cymhorthion clyw)

 

I weithio mewn carchar diogelwch uchel (categori A) rhaid ichi fod wedi byw yn y DU am y 3 blynedd diwethaf.

 

Gofynion Cenedligrwydd

Mae’r swydd hon yn agored yn fras i’r grwpiau canlynol:

  • dinasyddion y DU
  • dinasyddion Gweriniaeth Iwerddon
  • dinasyddion gwledydd y Gymanwlad sydd â hawl i weithio yn y DU
  • dinasyddion yr UE, y Swistir, Norwy, Gwlad yr Iâ neu Liechtenstein ac aelodau teulu’r dinasyddion hynny sydd â statws preswylydd sefydlog neu gyn-sefydlog o dan Gynllun Preswylio’n Sefydlog i Ddinasyddion yr Undeb Ewropeaidd (EUSS) https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families
  • dinasyddion yr UE, y Swistir, Norwy, Gwlad yr Iâ neu Liechtenstein ac aelodau teulu’r dinasyddion hynny sydd wedi gwneud cais dilys am statws preswylydd sefydlog neu gyn-sefydlog o dan Gynllun Preswylio’n Sefydlog yr Undeb Ewropeaidd (EUSS)
  • unigolion sydd â chaniatâd cyfyngedig i aros neu ganiatâd amhenodol i aros a oedd yn gymwys i wneud cais am EUSS ar 31 Rhagfyr 2020 neu cyn hynny
  • dinasyddion Twrci, a rhai aelodau teulu dinasyddion Twrci, sydd wedi ennill yr hawl i weithio yn y Gwasanaeth Sifil

 

I gael rhagor o wybodaeth am y gofynion hyn https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nationality-rules.

 

Rhaid i ymgeiswyr llwyddiannus sicrhau bod ganddynt yr hawl gyfreithiol i fyw a gweithio yn y Gwasanaeth Sifil ac yn y Deyrnas Unedig a’u bod yn cadw’r hawl honno.

 

Sgiliau hanfodol

 

Does dim angen cymwysterau arnoch i fod yn swyddog carchar. Mae rhinweddau personol yn bwysicach. Mae angen i chi ddangos:

 

  • sgiliau cyfathrebu a dylanwadu da
  • ymrwymiad i ansawdd
  • y gallu i wneud penderfyniadau effeithiol
  • gofal a dealltwriaeth

 

Cyflog

 

Bydd yr hyfforddiant cychwynnol yn 37 awr yr wythnos. Ar ôl hyfforddi, gallwch ddewis gweithio 37, 39 neu 41 awr yr wythnos. Bydd eich cyflog blynyddol yn adlewyrchu eich oriau wythnosol.

 

  • 37 awr yr wythnos = £30,902 y flwyddyn
  • 39 awr yr wythnos = £32,851 y flwyddyn
  • 41 awr yr wythnos = £34,800 y flwyddyn

 

Mae’r holl ffigurau cyflog a nodir yn cynnwys unrhyw lwfansau ychwanegol.

 

Mae carchardai yn gweithredu 24 awr y dydd, 7 diwrnod yr wythnos. Mae hyn yn golygu y bydd yn rhaid i chi weithio patrymau shifftiau amrywiol a fydd yn cynnwys gyda’r nos, dros nos, ar benwythnosau ac yn ystod gwyliau cyhoeddus weithiau (ychwanegir y dyddiau hyn at eich lwfans gwyliau).  Mae’r rhan fwyaf o garchardai’n gweithio gyda phatrwm shifftiau newidiol o 39 awr yr wythnos.

 

Efallai y byddwch hefyd yn cael cyfleoedd i weithio oriau ychwanegol gyda thâl.

 

Buddion

 

  • 25 diwrnod o wyliau bob blwyddyn (yn codi i 30 diwrnod ar ôl 10 mlynedd o wasanaeth)
  • amser ychwanegol o’r gwaith gyda thâl ar gyfer gwyliau cyhoeddus ac 1 diwrnod braint
  • Pensiwn y Gwasanaeth Sifil o hyd at 20% o’ch cyflog
  • cynllun seiclo i’r gwaith, benthyciadau teithio a buddion eraill

 

Darllenwch fwy am fuddion gweithio fel swyddog carchar.

 

Nid y buddion hyn yw’r unig bethau a gewch o weithio i’r Gwasanaeth Carchardai. Cewch hefyd ymdeimlad o falchder pan fyddwch chi wedi helpu carcharor i roi ei fywyd yn ôl ar y trywydd iawn – y math o brofiad na chewch chi yn unman arall.

 

Y Broses Asesu

 

Yn ystod y broses recriwtio, byddwch yn cael eich asesu ar yr ymddygiadau, y cryfderau a’r galluoedd sy’n ofynnol i fod yn swyddog carchar effeithiol. Mae’r rhain yn cynnwys:

 

  • cyfathrebu a dylanwadu
  • rheoli gwasanaeth o safon uchel
  • gwneud penderfyniadau effeithiol
  • bod yn ofalgar

 

Byddwn yn asesu eich cryfderau naturiol i ganfod beth sy’n eich ysgogi a’ch sbarduno. Byddwn hefyd yn asesu eich gallu o ran rhifedd, Saesneg ysgrifenedig a Saesneg llafar.

Prawf Ar-lein

Cewch eich gwahodd i gwblhau’r prawf ar-lein, i weld a oes gennych chi’r crebwyll sylfaenol a’r sgiliau rhif a ddisgwylir gan swyddog carchar.

Y Ganolfan asesu ar-lein

Os byddwch yn pasio’r prawf ar-lein, byddwn yn eich gwahodd i ganolfan asesu ar-lein.

Rydym yn profi i weld a oes gennych chi’r galluoedd, yr ymddygiadau a’r cryfderau i fod yn swyddog carchar.

Ar ôl i chi gwblhau’r ganolfan asesu ar-lein yn llwyddiannus, byddwn yn eich gwahodd i gwblhau prawf meddygol a ffitrwydd. Bydd hyn yn cynnwys prawf golwg, prawf clyw a phrofion sgrinio iechyd sylfaenol, gan gynnwys archwiliad pwysedd gwaed.

Darllenwch fwy am y broses ymgeisio.

 

Cynigion swydd: swydd wag yn seiliedig ar deilyngdod

 

Mae hon yn swydd sy’n seiliedig ar deilyngdod. Os byddwch yn llwyddiannus yn y ganolfan asesu ar-lein, byddwch yn cael eich ychwanegu at restr teilyngdod yn seiliedig ar eich sgôr.

 

Pan fydd pob ymgeisydd wedi cwblhau’r ganolfan asesu, bydd y carchar yn cynnig swydd i’r rheini sydd â’r sgoriau uchaf yn gyntaf pan fydd swyddi ar gael.

 

Gallwch aros ar y rhestr teilyngdod am 12 mis. Ar ôl hyn, bydd angen i chi wneud cais eto.

 

Os bydd eich cais yn aflwyddiannus yn y cam didoli/cyfweld, bydd cyfnod aros o chwe mis yn cael ei roi ar waith ac yn ystod y cyfnod hwnnw ni fyddwch yn cael cyflwyno unrhyw geisiadau pellach am swyddi swyddog carchar.

 

Rôl Gradd Cymorth Gweithredol

Bydd ein Canolfan Asesu Ar-lein nid yn unig yn eich asesu yn erbyn y meini prawf allweddol i fod yn swyddog carchar ond bydd hefyd yn canfod eich addasrwydd i gael eich penodi i Rôl Gradd Cymorth Gweithredol. Os byddwch yn aflwyddiannus yn eich cais i fod yn swyddog carchar, ar ôl bod yn y Ganolfan asesu ar-lein, gallwn gynnig rôl arall i chi fel Swyddog Cymorth Gweithredol.

 

 

 

 

 

Gweithio i’r Gwasanaeth Sifil

 

Mae Cod y Gwasanaeth Sifil yn nodi’r safonau ymddygiad a ddisgwylir gan weision sifil.

 

Rydym yn recriwtio yn ôl teilyngdod ar sail cystadleuaeth deg ac agored, yn unol â'r egwyddorion recriwtio a nodir yng Nghomisiwn y Gwasanaeth Sifil. Os ydych chi’n teimlo bod y broses recriwtio wedi torri’r egwyddorion recriwtio, gallwch gyflwyno cwyn ffurfiol yn y drefn ganlynol:

 

  1. Shared Services Connected Ltd: ffoniwch 0845 241 5358 (Dydd Llun i ddydd Gwener 8am - 6pm) neu anfon neges e-bost at Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com
  2. Adnoddau’r Weinyddiaeth Gyfiawnder
  3. Comisiwn y Gwasanaeth Sifil.

 

Rydym yn annog pobl o bob cefndir i gyflwyno ceisiadau ac yn anelu at gael gweithlu sy’n cynrychioli’r gymdeithas ehangach rydym yn ei gwasanaethu. Rydym yn ymfalchïo yn y ffaith ein bod yn gyflogwr o ddewis. Rydym yn hyrwyddo amrywiaeth, cynhwysiant a lles ac yn ceisio creu gweithle lle mae pawb yn teimlo eu bod yn cael eu gwerthfawrogi ac yn teimlo eu bod yn perthyn. 

 

Cymorth anabledd

 

Fel cyflogwr Hyderus o ran Anabledd, mae’r Weinyddiaeth Gyfiawnder wedi ymrwymo i roi cyfle i bawb ddangos eu sgiliau, eu talent a’u galluoedd, drwy wneud addasiadau i bob elfen o’r broses recriwtio ac yn y gweithle. Byddwch yn gallu gwneud cais am addasiadau rhesymol i’r broses recriwtio yn y ffurflen gais. Gallwn gynnig addasiadau rhesymol i helpu gyda’r profion ar-lein a’r ganolfan asesu ar-lein.

 

Os oes angen cymorth arnoch, ffoniwch 0345 241 5358 (o ddydd Llun i ddydd Gwener 8am-6pm) neu anfonwch e-bost at MoJ-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com.

Desirable
The jobholder must be able to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English or (when specified in Wales) Welsh.
Please refer to additional job description attachment

If you require any assistance, please call 0345 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am-6pm) or e-mail MoJ-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com. Please quote the job reference 83290.

The jobholder must be able to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English or (when specified in Wales) Welsh.

Closing Date: 12th February 2024

A Great Place to Work for Veterans

The "Making the Civil Service a Great Place to work for veterans" initiative includes a guaranteed interview scheme to those who meet the minimum criteria to provide eligible former members of the Armed Forces with opportunities to secure rewarding jobs. Allowing veterans to continue to serve their country, and to bring highly skilled individuals with a broad range of experience into the Civil Service in an environment, which recognises and values your previous service in the Armed Forces.
For further details about the initiative and eligibility requirements visit : https://www.gov.uk/government/news/making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans

Redeployment Interview Scheme

Civil Service departments are expected to explore redeployment opportunities before making an individual redundant. The MoJ are committed, as part of the Redeployment Interview Scheme, to providing opportunities to those who are 'at risk of redundancy'.

MoJ are able to offer an interview to eligible candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns. Candidate's will not be eligible for the Redeployment Interview Scheme if they are applying on promotion.

What’s it really like to work as a prison officer?

Our interactive online activity will give you an insight into some of the situations prison officers may experience day-to-day in their work.

This is to help you decide whether the prison officer role is right for you, and your responses in the activity will not form part of your application.

You can access the activity using the Interactive Activity button      Interactive Activity

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

· UK nationals

· nationals of the Republic of Ireland

· nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK

· nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window) https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families

· nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

· individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020

· Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil Service

Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nationality-rules

This Vacancy is closed to applications.