We’re hiring designated detention officers to work in our custody suites located in a range of locations.

You’ll be working as part of a team responsible for the reception, care and management of detainees.

Detainee behaviour can be challenging – even volatile – so the ability to handle situations with respect, empathy and understanding is really important, as is the ability to remain calm and controlled.

£23,541 (plus 10% shift allowance) once you’ve successfully completed the training course and a six month probationary period.

As custody is a 24/7 business you’ll be required to work a full shift pattern, for which you’ll receive an additional 10% full shift pattern allowance (included in salary figures above).

Depending on your current vetting level and security clearances, you may be required to complete additional vetting information during the recruitment process.

Kent Police welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender, sex (or gender), employment status.

Please let us know if you require extra support at any stage of the application process, or for further information regarding this position, please email us at recruitment.business.services@ecis.police.uk stating ‘Application Support and Adjustments’ in the title of your email. Alternatively, you can call us on 01245 452833. Where appropriate we will make adjustments to the selection process, working arrangements and/or the working environment provided it is reasonable in all the circumstances to do so.

This post is open to British Citizens, members of the EC or other states in the European Economic Area. If you are a Commonwealth citizen or a foreign national, you must be a resident in the UK free of restrictions and with indefinite leave to remain in the UK. All applications must have lived in the UK continuously for the past three years.

Kent Police is an equal opportunities employer. Communications may be recorded for monitoring purposes.

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