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Prison and probation jobs

Prison officer

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

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Probation officer

Advise Courts on sentencing and supervise and support people sentenced by the Courts to community and custodial sentences to reduce reoffending.

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Operational Support Grade

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

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Prison catering

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

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Forensic psychologist

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

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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 services officer

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

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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
  • 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.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone irrespective of background, identity, experience or circumstance, and particularly those underrepresented in our workforce. We strive for a workforce that is representative of our society and pride ourselves as being an employer of choice.

When people come to work for us we want them to feel safe and that they belong, are treated with empathy and respect, and have the support and solidarity of their colleagues and managers, so we can all deliver our services fairly and in response to individual needs. In joining us, you join an organisation which is committed to the values of humanity, openness, together and purpose.

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

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