The Ministry of Justice
His Majesty s Prison and Probation Service.
An extraordinary job. Done by someone like you.
Prison officer opportunities
£32,902 – £36,800
Prison officers protect the public and help to make a positive impact on people s lives.
If you have the integrity, skills and strength of character we re looking for, this fast-paced role could be the start of a successful career. No two days or situations are ever the same. And, as you gain experience, you ll find a range of opportunities to grow and develop into.
Someone like you
There s no such thing as a typical prison officer. Our people come from different walks of life, just like the offenders they work with. Whether you re a parent, a teacher, have worked in retail or the armed forces, you ll have developed the empathy, self-confidence and great communication skills we expect.
No matter the challenge, you ll take the time to build constructive, positive and professional relationships with offenders who could be at the lowest point in their lives.
Teamwork plays a vital role in this environment, 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, offenders and everyone who works here safe.
You will be required to work various shifts and weekends.
An extraordinary job
In this unique career, you ll have the opportunity to carry out many different roles in any one day. One minute you re a peacekeeper, the next you re a counsellor or a teacher. You ll work directly with prisoners in a unique environment, helping to protect the public and make a positive impact.
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, as well as 25 days holiday allowance each year, childcare vouchers, season ticket loans, retail discounts, 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.
How to apply
If the qualities in this role sound like you, apply now.
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