Speak to any of our Prison Custody Officers and they’ll tell you the same thing. The most important thing you can bring to the role isn’t previous experience in this environment. It’s having the people skills to engage with, and manage, the people you look after. It’s about your appetite for learning and it’s definitely about your ambition to build a career. It’s about your way with people. If you have a desire to build a fantastic career with a global leader that focuses on making every day a better day, your future could change here.
A career with no limits Whatever your background and work experience, being a Prison Custody Officer is the first step towards an incredible career. So whether you are from the Forces, Social Care or Support Work, Teaching or Retail, if you want a change in life that could change your future, take a closer look at Sodexo. We believe in helping people achieve great careers and support them with training and development every step of the way. From this role you can move up into a Senior Prison Custody Officer. You could then become an expert in this role, managing your own wing, or spread your wings into Sodexo Head Office roles. The opportunities, and the training and qualifications, are there for all.
An environment like no other Working in a prison is unlike any other career. Your focus will be on escorting prisoners to their education classes, the gym or their day job. Keeping a watchful eye and an open mind on everything that is going on. The prison environment is their home, so you’ll be able to balance authority with natural empathy and respect. Lowdham Grange is home to over 800 prisoners and the team who look after them are incredibly experienced and supportive.
An incredible training programme Getting you up to speed and equipping you with the tools to do your job happens over an eight-week training programme. This is where you’ll develop the necessary skills to work independently as a Prison Custody Officer. And from shadowing more experienced colleagues, to understanding how to deal with conflict, you’ll be ready and prepared for every day going forward. You’ll learn how to listen to prisoners and liaise with their families. Ultimately, you’re there to be the voice and visible presence of authority. Your training will build into this and combine your natural people skills with the knowledge to deal with any and every situation.
A role with real purpose Everyone who works at any of our prison facilities wants to help prisoners leave with a better view of their future. We want everyone who has served their time, to be able to integrate back into society positively. Your role plays an important part in this. And through your day-to-day interactions, you’ll get to know your inmates and see their progress.
A place with real benefits Our facility is located to the North West of Nottingham and surrounded by stunning countryside. This is a place where you can grow your skills, learn new ones and build a career like no other. We want everyone who works with us to succeed, so whatever you want to learn, we will support you every step of the way.
A future with a global giant When you start a career with Sodexo, you’ll be joining a global giant with 412,000 employees across 100 countries around the world. Which means the skills you develop in this role can be easily transferred to so many others.
An opportunity too good to miss Whatever your background, you could have an amazing future with us. If you have the ambition to build a successful career and the people skills to build successful relationships, apply now for a career that’s too good to miss.