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Male officer in a female prison.

Post by Burtonboy » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:12 pm

I've recently passed my RAD, and have applied to a closed female prison, only prison locally that was recruiting.

I have a few reservations about being a male officer in a female prison, and was wondering if anyone had any personal experiences of this, and how it differs(if any) from working in a male prison.

Thanks.

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Re: Male officer in a female prison.

Post by Bovineofdoom » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:19 pm

Which prison have you applied too? I was under the assumption that only females could be officers in a closed female prison.

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Re: Male officer in a female prison.

Post by SgtBush » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:23 pm

Good luck.
Female establishments along with YOI are hard places to work. I wont lie.
Women fight and fight dirty.
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Re: Male officer in a female prison.

Post by Tiger » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:29 pm

Brave! I've applied to male only! I'm a woman, women are nasty!!!
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Re: Male officer in a female prison.

Post by Burtonboy » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:37 pm

Tiger wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:29 pm
Brave! I've applied to male only! I'm a woman, women are nasty!!!
It's currently the only prison within an hours drive that I've seen recruiting, I'm on the merit list so will be keeping an eye out for any other establishments locally that might start a recruitment campaign.

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Re: Male officer in a female prison.

Post by purplepig20 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:59 pm

Bovineofdoom wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:19 pm
I was under the assumption that only females could be officers in a closed female prison.
It's 2017 now, not 1957... :slwh: :sley:
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Re: Male officer in a female prison.

Post by Bovineofdoom » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:01 pm

quote=purplepig20 post_id=125261 time=1506261548 user_id=5190]
Bovineofdoom wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:19 pm
I was under the assumption that only females could be officers in a closed female prison.
It's 2017 now, not 1957... :slwh: :sley:
[/quote]

:-)

The roles on Steria at all the closed woman prisons have the same requirement below.

"These vacancies are open only to female applicants as an occupational requirement exception under Sch 9 of the Equality Act 2010. These posts are not open to male applicants."

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Re: Male officer in a female prison.

Post by Burtonboy » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:32 pm

Bovineofdoom wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:01 pm
purplepig20 wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:59 pm
Bovineofdoom wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:19 pm
I was under the assumption that only females could be officers in a closed female prison.
It's 2017 now, not 1957... :slwh: :sley:
:-)

The roles on Steria at all the closed woman prisons have the same requirement below.

"These vacancies are open only to female applicants as an occupational requirement exception under Sch 9 of the Equality Act 2010. These posts are not open to male applicants."
That statement isn't included in the job description for the establishment I applied to, but it is for downview, so I assume it varies by establishment and what there staffing requirements are at the time of the campaign.

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Re: Male officer in a female prison.

Post by Bovineofdoom » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:47 pm

I assumed (wrong) and we all know what that means :slre:

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Re: Male officer in a female prison.

Post by Tiger » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:38 pm

Burtonboy wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:37 pm
Tiger wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:29 pm
Brave! I've applied to male only! I'm a woman, women are nasty!!!
It's currently the only prison within an hours drive that I've seen recruiting, I'm on the merit list so will be keeping an eye out for any other establishments locally that might start a recruitment campaign.


I've said I'll move wherever they want me to go. I really want this though so wherever they wanna place me I'll go. Would you go into a male prison?
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Re: Male officer in a female prison.

Post by Burtonboy » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:40 pm

Tiger wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:38 pm
Burtonboy wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:37 pm
Tiger wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:29 pm
Brave! I've applied to male only! I'm a woman, women are nasty!!!
It's currently the only prison within an hours drive that I've seen recruiting, I'm on the merit list so will be keeping an eye out for any other establishments locally that might start a recruitment campaign.


I've said I'll move wherever they want me to go. I really want this though so wherever they wanna place me I'll go. Would you go into a male prison?
I'm looking for male prison recruiting, but there are only two within an hours drive, and one is an open prison, so my understanding there staffing levels are lower, and they tend to have less trouble recruiting, but I'm keeping my eyes open, a female prison isn't my ideal choice.

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Re: Male officer in a female prison.

Post by Tiger » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:41 pm

Burtonboy wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:40 pm
Tiger wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:38 pm
Burtonboy wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:37 pm


It's currently the only prison within an hours drive that I've seen recruiting, I'm on the merit list so will be keeping an eye out for any other establishments locally that might start a recruitment campaign.


I've said I'll move wherever they want me to go. I really want this though so wherever they wanna place me I'll go. Would you go into a male prison?
I'm looking for male prison recruiting, but there are only two within an hours drive, and one is an open prison, so my understanding there staffing levels are lower, and they tend to have less trouble recruiting, but I'm keeping my eyes open, a female prison isn't my ideal choice.

What area do you live in? Gloucestershire?
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Re: Male officer in a female prison.

Post by Burtonboy » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:46 pm

No, but in the midlands.

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Re: Male officer in a female prison.

Post by Tiger » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:48 pm

Burtonboy wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:46 pm
No, but in the midlands.
Hmmm wonder what prison that is then as I know wotton under edge is a female prison. I'd be so interested to see what a female prisons like. I reckon you'd be safer as a male officer in there!
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Re: Male officer in a female prison.

Post by Newgirl17 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:40 pm

I have a feeling you have applied to the same prison I’m currently in vetting for, if your name is anything to go by :wink:

If so, stick with it and DON’T go across the road! A friend of mine worked at the female prison and is desperate to get back, she loved it and found it very rewarding. The male prison in the same area is known to be one of the worst.

I was also told at my RAD not to venture into the red dog zone as a new officer, or even an experienced officer...

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