Skip to content

Register and Apply for the latest Serco Prisoner Custody Officer Career Opportunities

Make a difference every day

Is the role right for you, try our online assistant

Our job is to provide Court custody and transportation services, this means collecting detained persons from prisons or police stations and transporting them safely and securely to Courts for trial.

Once in Court we are responsible for every aspect of their care throughout the day until it is time for return to custody or release. Daily tasks will includes;

  • Accompanying defendants in court
  • Searching property or people.
  • Ensuring food and drink is available.
  • Completing paperwork and entering core data on to our computer systems.

It’s not easy being trusted with the safety and security of someone about to receive a sentence from the courts. Every detained person reacts differently and you will see a full range of emotions from; apathy, anger, remorse or trauma. For the person being detained it can be one of the most stressful situations they will ever encounter, but for you it’s an everyday part of your job.

This job demands the best, and our officers come from very diverse backgrounds. But what they will have in common is they are totally trustworthy and utterly impartial. They all have strength of character and strong communication skills. They are patient, honest and fully committed. This role will require you to be vigilant with good observations skills and the ability to follow processes and procedures to the letter. But most of all you will have a strong team ethic- as nobody does this job alone.