Detention Custody Officer - Immigration Services - Manchester Vehicle Base

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Since 1987, Mitie’s 68,000 employees, have been serving companies and communities across the world. We're the UK’s leading facilities management company. Our clients range from banks to retailers, hospitals to schools, and critical government sites. We make a positive difference to millions of people, every day, and we're very proud of this. Join us and together there's no limit to what we can achieve.

Detention Custody Officer (DCO) – Manchester Vehicle Base 

£25,094.40 ​ per annum - (opportunity to earn an extra £2,500 during your first 2 years' service with our Step Out Bonus Scheme)

40 hours per week

24 hour service, 365 days a year.

Rolling Shift pattern covering both days and nights.

We're looking for respectful, caring people to join our teams.

If you're the right one for us, your strong communication & interpersonal skills, non-judgemental approach, excellent problem solving skills and ability to keep calm under pressure will be the foundations  to develop your Care & Custody career.

Your new role as a vehicle base DCO will be to escort and transport immigration residents within the UK. 

You'll spend time both driving a small mini bus sized vehicle and escorting inside that vehicle at different times during your shift while maintaining high standards of security and safety, and promoting the welfare and decency of residents in your care.

Your working time will require you to cover both day shifts with varying start and finish times and nights shifts.

No specific role experience or qualifications are required to be a DCO as full training and supported development are given. Experience of dealing sensitively with a wide variety of people who have been agitated, confused or angry would be an advantage.

You'll begin your Care & Custody career completing a 7 week initial training course. Please note that this course may be in a separate location to the role. This will develope the skills needed to professionally deliver this rewarding, sometimes challenging role with integrity and respect.


Essential Criteria

  • UK citizen, Citizen of the Commonwealth with your own indefinite leave to remain (not through marriage) or EEA citizen. 
  • Valid and in-date passport, with no restrictions on your stay in the UK (A valid visa in an expired passport cannot be used to prove right to work in the UK, you must provide a biometric residence permit alongside an in-date passport. 
  • Continuously resided in the UK for the previous 3 years with no more than 3 months spent overseas at any one time. 
  • Specific driving compliance is attached to this role. 
  • Full UK manual driving licence with at least 12 months post qualifying experience. 
  • Fewer than 6 points on your UK Driving Licence. 
  • Have not been subject to a driving ban within the last 5 years (from date of ban ending) 
  • Not currently bankrupt 
  • The position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act; Successful candidates will be required to undergo Enhanced DBS and vetting to a level of Counter Terrorist Checked (CTC). 

Additional Information

The training course will last 7 weeks and will commence on  20th March and 24th April 2023. Attendance is compulsory during the 7 weeks.

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C&C ES VB - Manchester
Unit 6 Ringway Trading Estate, Shadowmoss Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, M22 5LH


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