Ministry of Justice UK
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About Ministry of Justice UK

Created in April 2017, HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) is an agency in the Ministry of Justice, covering 121 prisons and employing over 42,000 staff. Our mission: to protect the public and rehabilitate people. We work with our partners to carry out the sentences given by the courts, either in custody or the community. We reduce reoffending – 

About Us

Created in April 2017, HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) is an agency in the Ministry of Justice, covering 121 prisons and employing over 42,000 staff. Our mission: to protect the public and rehabilitate people.

What makes us different?

If you have what we’re looking for, you can expect a lot in return. For a start, we’ll make sure you get great training and plenty of opportunities for progression and development including the chance to specialise in different areas; including dog-handling, investigative roles and search training. In addition to a good salary, you’ll join the Civil Service pension scheme and receive financial assistance with your accommodation, as part of any government key worker housing policies in your area. You will also receive a number of other benefits, including 25 days’ holiday allowance each year, childcare vouchers, season ticket loans, retail discounts, Employee Assistance Programme and Cycle to Work scheme. While the rewards are certainly attractive, it’s not the only thing you’ll gain from a profession in the prison service. There’s also the sense of achievement you feel when you’ve helped an offender to get their life back on track. It’s the kind of experience you simply won’t find anywhere else.

Prison Officer opportunities

What makes a great prison officer? It might not be what you think. You don’t need to be a certain type of person, and you don’t need specific job or education experience either. We’ve worked in sectors from retail and care to security and the Armed Forces. Our backgrounds make us different, but together we share the same goal – to make a difference. So if you’re resilient and compassionate, and you enjoy working with people and as part of a close-knit team, we’ll provide the training and support you need to thrive.

Operational Support Staff opportunities

Ensuring that prisons run safely and smoothly takes teamwork. Everyone has a role to play. As an Operational Support Grade (OSG), you don’t need any previous experience – we will give you all the training you need. Whatever your skillset, there is a place for you here! The variety of your work keeps the prison moving. You will play a key role in keeping it safe and secure at all times.