I want to work in Probabtion or Prison Services
Probation Officers work with offenders and aim to reduce rates of re-offending and protect the public. The National Probation Service (NPS) works with high-risk offenders and the Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) work with medium to low-risk offenders.
Job profile of a Probation Officer from the Prospects website
Job profile of a Probation Officer from the TARGET Jobs website
HM Prison and Probation Service website on training to become a Probation Officer
Prison Officers are responsible for maintaining security in prisons and supporting the rehabilitation of prisoners.
Job profile of a Prison Officer from the Prospects website
Job profile of a Prison Officer from the TARGET Jobs website
HM Prison and Probation Service website on becoming a Prison Officer
Job profile of a Prison Governor from the National Careers Service website
Prison Education Roles
Prison tutors can be employed by a further education (FE) college or a private training organisation which has a contract to provide classes for prisoners. A relevant level 3 vocational qualification and teaching qualification are needed, although you may be able to complete the teacher training while working. Entry requirements and training are similar to those for further education lecturers.
Job profile of a Prison Instructor from the National Careers Service website
Information on instructor roles with the HM Prison and Probation Service
Prisoners’ Education Trust
Youth Offending Team Officer
Job profile of a Youth Offending Team Officer from the National Careers Service website
Forensic Psychologists assess and treat prisoners and offenders. They also get involved with profiling, research and giving evidence in court.
Job profile for a Forensic Psychologist from the Prospects website
Job profile for a Forensic Psychologist from the Health Careers website
Information on forensic psychology from the British Psychological Society
Information on forensic psychologist roles with the HM Prison and Probation Service
There are a variety of other roles in prisons for example healthcare, operational support and chaplaincy.
Information on the different roles in prisons from the HM Prison and Probation Service website