About HM Prison and Probation Service
Prison officers protect the public and help offenders turn their lives around.
If you have the integrity C skills and strength of character we’re looking for C this fast-paced role could be the start of a successful career. No two days or situations are ever the same. And C as you gain experience C you’ll find a range of opportunities to grow and develop into.As long as you believe in progression C purpose and pride C this is your chance to become you at your best.
What we expect from our prison officers
There’s no such thing as a typical prison officer. Our people come from different walks of life C just like the offenders they work with. Whether you’re a parent C a teacher C have worked in retail or the armed forces C you’ll have developed the empathy C self-confidence and great communication skills we expect.No matter the challenge C you’ll take the time to build constructive C positive and professional relationships with offenders who could be at the lowest point in their lives.Teamwork plays a vital role in this environment C so you’ll need to be fully committed to supporting your colleagues and understand the importance of acting as one team to keep the prison C offenders and everyone who works here safe.
What you can expect from us
You’ll be given great training and opportunities for progression and development – including the chance to specialise in different areas.There’s a good salary to look forward to C as well as 25 days’ holiday allowance each year C childcare vouchers C season ticket loans C retail discounts C Employee Assistance Programme and Cycle to Work scheme.The rewards aren’t all you’ll gain from a role in the prison service. There’s the sense of achievement you feel when you’ve helped an offender to get their life back on track – the kind of experience you simply won’t find anywhere else.