HM Prison & Probation Service
Work wellbeing score is 60 out of 100
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Work wellbeing score is Low, 60 out of 100


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About the company

  • CEO
    Amy Rees
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  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    £730m to £4bn (GBP)
  • Industry
    National Services & Agencies
  • Headquarters
  • Link
    HM Prison & Probation Service website

HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) is part of the UK’s Ministry of Justice. Comprising HM Prison Service and the Probation Service, we prevent victims by changing lives.

Our focus is on reducing reoffending by rehabilitating the people in our care through education and employment....

HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) is part of the UK’s Ministry of Justice. Comprising HM Prison Service and the Probation Service, we prevent victims by changing lives.

Our focus is on reducing reoffending by rehabilitating the people in our care through education and employment.

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Nurse Practitioner in Lincolnshire
on 4 September 2023
Work life in prison depends in some degree on the attitude of your team mates and the prisoners who are there at that time.
Commaraderee was enjoyable when I worked in the service. I also liked the variety of skills I got to perform. Work place culture onstantly changes according to prisoners and staff attitude.No 2 days were ever the same.The hardest part was remaining non judgemental and being constantly safety vigilant.I learned more about nursing in the prison service ice than anywhere else in my role. You g...
Orderly Officer in Plymouth
on 15 September 2023
Not if they triple the wages and half the hours would I consider going back.
What is the best part of working at the company?The money is about the only reason to work for the prison service. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The management are almost universally useless. There is a culture of bullying prevalent in the upper management unfortunately this comes right from the top. Avoid at all costs. What is the work environment and culture ...
Probation Officer in London, Greater London
on 14 September 2023
Honestly its a horrible job. No work life balance..alot of stress HIGH STAFF TURNOVER as they cannot retain staff ..avoid at all costs.. I genuinely mean it its unhealthy..staff are always off with stress induced sickness
Instructor in Featherstone, Staffordshire
on 10 September 2023
Challenging, overworked, no appreciation , underpaid.
All in all, not a nice place to work, if working with challenging people wasn't enough, try working with this type of staff! Not pleasant or rewarding at all, would never go back! DO NOT WORK THERE!
Group community payback supervisor in Wales
on 9 September 2023
Poorly organsised
Once i was offered the job there was a long delay for vetting as it took months. Once through vetting i was asked ‘do you still want the job?’ A strange start i guess.Once started my induction was mwant to be structured but the person ‘training me’ was a dosser who could only really show me how to avoid being caught out if i followed their ways of doing very little. Moving on once settled and aw...

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  • Administrator3.3 out of 5 stars.
  • Administrative Officer3.6 out of 5 stars.
  • Tutor3.6 out of 5 stars.

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