Custody Detention Officer Northern Area Custody Facility ST1 5NP

Northern Area Custody Facility ST1 5NP
Grade D
Full Time

Custody Detention Officer - North Area Custody Facility Stoke on Trent ST1 5NP

(Full and Part time (Job-share) roles are available)

Starting Salary with 20% Shift Allowance and 14.22% Weekend Working Allowance included is £30,429 - £34,511. (Pro rata)

Full Driving License required

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Operational Support department as a Custody Detention Officer, working at our Northern Area Custody Suite within the Staffordshire Police Force area.

Working with the Custody Sergeant, your role will be to ensure the dignity and welfare of detainees from the moment they arrive until they are released. Duties range from administration of custody IT systems, through to managing the welfare of the detainee whilst in their cell.

You will be responsible for delivering a safe and secure environment for those detained in connection with a wide variety of criminal matters. The custody environment is fast paced and can be unpleasant at times, so you must enjoy working at pace whilst being faced with challenging situations.

Dealing with people brings a need for excellent communication skills, as well as requiring the ability to remain calm when presented with volatile situations.

We will provide you with all the required training during an initial 4-week training course to ensure that you have all of the knowledge and skills required for the role.

Further details relating to the role and responsibilities can be found within the role profile.


The successful applicants will need to undertake Security Vetting, Medical and a Fitness Test (which includes a bleep test and reach the level of 5.4) and you may also be required to complete a drugs test.

We would advise all applicants to tailor their CV to meet the criteria on the role profile.

Closing date – 29th February - 12:00 Midday. (Please note this vacancy may close early if a high number of applications are received)


What we can Offer you - Why Work For Us | Staffordshire Police


Just some of the benefits of working for Staffordshire Police:

Pension Scheme - Employers Pension contribution 21.5% Staffordshire Pension Fund - Home (

Annual Leave Entitlement - starting at 26 days plus bank holidays

Sick pay scheme

Fostering friendly policy

Family friendly policies – maternity, paternity, parental leave, adoption

Occupational Health

On site Gyms

Staff associations

Reward and Recognition

Blue light Card – not solely for Staffs police


Free parking


We want to reflect the communities we serve and one way we can try to achieve this is through a 'positive action' approach


Positive action is activity which helps employers identify and remove barriers and issues to the recruitment, retention and progression of people who identify with underrepresented groups of the Equalities Act 2010 (i.e. LGBT+, ethnicity, disability), whilst still employing people on merit

If you are interested in this position then please join us on Monday 26/02/2024 from 17:30 – 18:30 (dependent on questions, times may vary). We look forward to seeing you there. The link for the meeting is below. Please send me your details if you intend to join us so we can ensure you don’t miss any part of the meeting. This is a wonderful opportunity to find out more about what the role entails in support of your application.

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Please note that if successful for this role, the following tests and checks will be conducted:
  • Job related fitness test 
  • Medical assessment 
  • Vetting clearance
  • References

This opportunity is closed to applications.