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Prison Service Officers (Below Principal Officer)

Prison service officers (below Principal Officer) direct, co-ordinate and participate in guarding inmates and maintaining discipline in prisons and other detention centres.

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About this Career

£29,311

Average salary

New workers start around £18,951.56. Normal pay is £29,311 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £37,767.36.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Reports on prisoners’ conduct as necessary.
  • Trains and supervises prison staff.
  • Provides care and support to prisoners in custody including prevention of self-harm.
  • Runs prisoner rehabilitation and support programmes.
  • Escorts prisoners transferred from one institution to another.
  • Investigates disturbances or any other unusual occurrences.
  • Guards entrances and perimeter walls.
  • Watches for any infringements of regulations and searches prisoners and cells for weapons, drugs and other contraband items.
  • Escorts prisoners to and from cells and supervises them during meals, recreation and visiting periods.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Skills

Job postings

Reading Comprehension
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Active Listening
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Critical Thinking
49
Monitoring
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Speaking
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Writing
44
Learning Strategies
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Active Learning
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Mathematics
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Science
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Truro College
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Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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