Detention Custody Officer - Security Services - Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre

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Angela Brown

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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.

Company Description

Mitie's Care + Custody business specialises in custodial management services. We are a longstanding outsourcing partner to the UK government, helping manage immigration, provide facilities management services to part of the prison estate, and delivering forensic medical services to over 50 police custody facilities throughout England, Wales & Northern Ireland. We are currently 1200 team members strong and are continuing to expand our services into new areas across the UK and we want you to share in that success.


Detention Custody Officer (DCO) – Dungavel  Immigration Removal Centre

  • £22,830.20 per annum
  • 40 hours per week
  • 24 hour service, 365 days a year
  • Rolling Shift pattern covering both days and nights.
  • Free use of the on-site gym
  • Free meals during the day
  • Excellent benefits package including shopping discounts
  • Pension
  • Death in Service 
  • Free uniform 

We will be having start dates/training dates on 14th November 2022 and continuing throughout 2023

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 working time will require you to be fully flexible 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 classroom training course (ITC), continuing your development over the next 12 months with on the job mentoring. 

What we are looking for

  • Be a UK citizen, Citizen of the Commonwealth with your own indefinite leave to remain (not through marriage) or EEA citizen.
  • Have a valid and in date passport, with no restrictions on your stay in the UK. Please note Visa's in out of date passports cannot be accepted as proof of Right to Work in the UK. A Biometric card alongside a current in- date passport must be provided.
  • Have continuously resided in the UK for the past 3 years. (no trips overseas longer than three months)
  • Applicants must not have spent more than 3 months at any one time overseas during the previous 3 years.
  • This position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and Applicants must be prepared to undergo an Enhanced DBS check, complete employer referencing for the previous 5 years and vetting to the level of Counter Terrorist Checked (CTC) if offered a role.
  • Specific driving compliance is attached to this role.
  • No driving ban or disqualification within the previous 5 years.
  • Not currently bankrupt.

Additional information

We will support you every step of the way, developing your skills to professionally deliver this rewarding, sometimes challenging role with integrity and respect.

Applicants are warmly invited to apply, successful candidates will be progressed and invited to attend an assessment day with interview, capability assessments and full vetting screening.

Our 7 week ITC classroom training course commences in November.  Successful candidates must be available to start on this date and complete the mandatory training course.

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Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) - Strathaven
Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre (IRC), Muirkirk Road, Strathaven, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, ML10 6RF


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