Prison Officer – HMP Guys Marsh
HMP Guys Marsh - Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 0AH
Starting salary: £27,427 (for a 39 hour week inc 17% unsocial)
Region: South West
Vacancy type: Merit
One career, many roles
Role model, negotiator, referee, educator, influencer, life changer – as a prison officer, no two days are the same.
You will work with people from all kinds of backgrounds to create a safe and secure prison environment. You will support adult offenders with rehabilitation while protecting the public too.
You will play a leading role in offenders’ lives, meeting regularly with a small caseload of 5-6 offenders. You will manage their development, from learning new skills to participation in education programmes, so there is a better chance they won’t reoffend on release.
You will also have the opportunity to grow your career, specialising in different areas such as negotiation, supporting prisoners at risk and resolving incidents.
It can be a tough job, but in return you will receive great pay, training, benefits and have the support of a strong team.
Read more about prison officer careers >> - https://prisonandprobationjobs.gov.uk/prison-officer/
The online application begins with important details such as your National Insurance number and right to work in the UK.
You will then be invited to complete 2 online tests, to see if you have the basic judgement, numerical and natural strengths and preferences to become a prison officer.
If you pass the online tests, we will invite you to an online assessment centre.
Find out about the application process >> - https://prisonandprobationjobs.gov.uk/prison-officer/tips-for-applying/
To become a prison officer, you will need to:
be at least 18 years old,
have the right to work in the UK,
be reasonably fit and able to pass our fitness test,
have good eyesight in both eyes (both with and without corrective lenses)
A suitable standard of hearing (without the use of hearing aids) is required for safety reasons for all potential candidates for prison officer training.
The initial training is 37 hours a week. After training, you can choose to work 37, 39 or 41 hours a week. Your annual salary will reflect your weekly hours.
37 hours a week = £26,144 a year
39 hours a week = £27,427 a year
41 hours a week = £28,710 a year
All salary figures quoted include any additional allowances.
The standard working week of a prison officer is based on a 39 hours per week shift pattern consisting of days, evenings, nights, weekends and bank holidays.
You may also have opportunities to work additional paid hours.
25 days of annual holiday (rising to 30 days after 10 years’ service)
Paid time off for public holidays and 1 extra privilege day
Civil Service pension of up to 20% of your salary
Cycle to work scheme, travel loans and other benefits
Launched in 2021 - Level 3 Custody & Detention Officer Apprenticeship. New prison officers starting in 2021 in many of our establishments will be enrolled on our new purpose-built apprenticeship. To find out more visit https://prisonandprobationjobs.gov.uk/prison-officer/apprenticeships/
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