An exciting opportunity has arisen for individuals to undertake the role of Detention Officer. The role will be on a temporary basis, with the potential to be extended thereafter.

In this role you will be required to assist in the reception of detainees into custody, carry out a wide range of unsupervised duties to ensure the safety, security and hygiene of the custody environment. You will also monitor and maintain the welfare of the detainees and provide support to the Custody Officer.

This is a challenging role, therefore excellent communication and interpersonal skills are vital along with the ability to demonstrate resilience in potentially difficult situations.

You must have good keyboard and computer skills and be able to utilise a range of internal packages and be aware of all relevant security policies and operating procedures.

Training will be provided at Essex Police College and locally, and comprises of a three week course which we anticipate this intake date being in February 2022 followed by a period of tutorship. There is a requirement to complete all training packages and achieve the required standard.

Core hours of work – a 6 on 3 off shift pattern covering the 24 hour period 365 days per year.

The range salary is from £21,385 to £23,406, pro-rata up to 20% shift allowance plus an additional weekend working allowance.

Whilst you will be based at a specific station, there is a contractual requirement for you to provide cover within a nominated geographical area.

The geographical areas for this intake are still to be confirmed, however there are likely to be vacancies across the county.

The recruitment process for this position will consist of the online application, audio assessment and final interview.

We are not currently accepting applications - details will be added to this webpage and our social media channels when applications are open.