Thameside Prison looking to fill jobs from Plumstead, Thamesmead, Woolwich and Greenwich

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A NEW prison being built next to Thamesmead’s Belmarsh is recruiting 350 staff.

The 900-prisoner category B prison, set to open next March, will be called HMP Thameside.

Operators Serco say they hope many of the staff will come from areas like Plumstead, Thamesmead, Woolwich and Greenwich.

Along with prison custody officers, jobs include PE instructors, catering, security, chaplains, administrators, clerical workers and people to help with drug and offender programmes.

Serco says it will provide training for new starters including a 10-week course for those in custodial roles which will see them learn control and restraint techniques.

Prison director Guy Baulf said: “This is a unique environment in which to work and while it can be challenging it is also incredibly rewarding.

“We are looking for people who can help us build a community within a community, and ultimately help reduce reoffending.”

The hi-tech prison is set to include advanced CCTV equipment and digital telephone monitoring.

For more information visit hmpthameside.org/index.php

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1:04pm Fri 9 Sep 11

hard hit tax payer says...

'Operators Serco say they hope many of the staff will come from areas like Plumstead, Thamesmead, Woolwich and Greenwich'.
So will most of the 'Customer'!!!
'Operators Serco say they hope many of the staff will come from areas like Plumstead, Thamesmead, Woolwich and Greenwich'. So will most of the 'Customer'!!! hard hit tax payer
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10:17am Sat 10 Sep 11

Gold and Silver says...

With 40% of prisoners in Uk jails being from foreign countries is it any surprise we need more jails ?

If we had a sticter immigration policy of checking individuals like Australia and the Usa before allowing them in we could actually save billions!!!
With 40% of prisoners in Uk jails being from foreign countries is it any surprise we need more jails ? If we had a sticter immigration policy of checking individuals like Australia and the Usa before allowing them in we could actually save billions!!! Gold and Silver
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