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by londonlad81
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Prison Officer to OSG
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Prison Officer to OSG

Guys I’m thinking of asking to downgrade to OSG... anyone serving know if this will put my job at risk asking to downgrade? Could it effect my probation?
by londonlad81
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Blood pressure
Replies: 25
Views: 362

Re: Blood pressure

I used to be in the Armed services and passed their medical when I was younger and their tests were much more stringent! Don’t know why but in the last ten years or so, I seem to get nervous when I have my blood pressure taken. It’s when that cuff goes on and tightens, I literally get so stressed! I...
by londonlad81
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Prison Officer to OSG
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Prison Officer to OSG

Craig, having doubts about the job then?
by londonlad81
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Blood pressure
Replies: 25
Views: 362

Re: Why do you think most recruits stop posting once they start their job?

Bearguy- yes I had an issue with my blood pressure, I’d not eaten much, having left to do the ARC early in the morning with no lunch, and was a bit stressed after the role plays! I’m sure I’m quite fit otherwise, but put it down to white coat syndrome. I went back three weeks later and re - took it ...
by londonlad81
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Annual Leave And Bank Holidays
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Annual Leave And Bank Holidays

Quick one guys- we get 185 hours ( 25 days) annual leave. We also get 9 days privilege leave to cater for bank holiday and public holidays.Just to be clear, this is in addition to the 25 days we get? At my jail we have to block book 4 weeks in the year, a week early winter, two weeks summer and anot...
by londonlad81
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Advice For New Officer
Replies: 14
Views: 864

Re: Advice For New Officer

From speaking to staff the last few weeks the best word is ‘NO’. Say you can’t do it, this goes for lots of things, from people wanting to be let out their cell to do something or get you to do something else. Obviously if it’s reasonable and it’s within your job description to do it ,then do it. Bu...
by londonlad81
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Blood pressure
Replies: 25
Views: 362

Re: Why do you think most recruits stop posting once they start their job?

Bear Guy, regarding your blood pressure, was it nerves do you think? I had the same when I did mine last year !
by londonlad81
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Why do you think most recruits stop posting once they start their job?
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Why do you think most recruits stop posting once they start their job?

TheRealMe- how’s it going with you? Still in vetting?
And what about you Bearguy? What’s your situation?
by londonlad81
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Prison Officer to OSG
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Prison Officer to OSG

Good question Craig I wondered that too! Some OSGs have become Prison Officers so surely it can be the other way round too??
by londonlad81
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: Why do you think most recruits stop posting once they start their job?
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Why do you think most recruits stop posting once they start their job?

There are a few of us on here that still are active that are now in the job! Myself, Craig and Taff for a start!
But I agree, there are thousands of prison officers around the country and this site doesn’t seem to reflect that ...
by londonlad81
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: PNC/DBS checks
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: PNC/DBS checks

I’m not actually sure what the difference is. A PNC check shows all warning, cautions and convictions. A DBS check I think at enhanced level shows the same.
The prison service asks you to declare any arrests, so I’d assume they check the PNC but I’m not 100% sure.
by londonlad81
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: part time working
Replies: 10
Views: 839

Re: part time working

Depending on where you work depends on how many nights you do. Nights are generally quite easy to swap with if you don’t want them. However you won’t do them that often as an officer, and definitely not permanently.
There are OSGs that do permanent nights however.
by londonlad81
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Fitness test
Replies: 79
Views: 2647

Re: Fitness test

I’m live now but realised my test runs out soon! No one at my prison has asked about the fitness test, do you do the tests at your actual prison ?
by londonlad81
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Ask a Prison Officer
Topic: part time working
Replies: 10
Views: 839

Re: part time working

Does anyone know the policy on flexible working or work life balance? The civil service does state how that they offer this and so do Prison officer job adverts on the website. The government website says an employee can apply after working for 26 continuous weeks. Although prison officers have a 12...
by londonlad81
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Fitness test
Replies: 79
Views: 2647

Re: Fitness test

The blood pressure thing wasn’t only me then!.. I had to redo mine because I was so anxious! I always get nervous having my blood pressure taken , honestly never bothered me before but as I got older it did !
I told the nurse I’m fit and exercise, and that I just get nervous !