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Prison jobs

Prison officer

Create a safe environment where adult offenders can focus on rehabilitation.

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Prison operational support

Play a crucial role in keeping prisons safe and running smoothly.

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Forensic psychologist

Assess risk and treat behaviour to support the rehabilitation of offenders.

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Prison catering

Use your catering qualifications and skills to feed an entire prison.

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Approved premises - Residential workers

Engaging with offenders to seek positive change and rehabilitating offenders back into the community.

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Youth justice worker

Help 12 to 18 year olds in custody to learn skills for a crime-free life.

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Probation jobs

Probation officer

Supervise and support offenders on parole or adapting to life after leaving prison.

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Probation services officer

Settle lower risk offenders into the community as a first step to being a probation officer.

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Careers with a difference

Prison and probation jobs are tough and rewarding.

Play your part in helping to turn lives around. Receive great training, benefits and career opportunities in return.

Civil Service benefits

  • 25 days annual holiday
  • ‚Ä®pension schemes of up to 20% of your salary
  • childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, travel loans and other benefits

Training and support

Probation and prison service jobs offer you support and training at every step of your career.

From initial training to on-going specialist courses, you will be able to advance and develop.


We welcome and encourage applications from everyone. We strive for a workforce that is representative of our society and pride ourselves as being an employer of choice.

Find out more about how we champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace.