Train to be a Probation Officer.
Salary: GBP22,039 - GBP27,373
What the role involves
Being a probation officer is what you make of it. Your decisions and actions could be the turning point for offenders - so that instead of being part of the system for years to come, they leave criminal behaviour behind for good. And that has real implications for victims, communities and society as a whole.
Day to day, you'll handle everything from being in the community, going to hostels, visiting prisons and attending courts - all to make an intervention with offenders that sees them understand their behaviour and want to change it. There will be admin to handle too. Throughout, you'll be looking to get people to see the benefit of education, skills, treatment or maybe counselling to prevent re-offending. Those actions, and successes, will be all yours.
On our Professional Qualification in Probation (PQiP) programme, you'll develop crucial knowledge and put it into practice. By the end, you'll be ready to work on the transition of some of the most high-risk offenders in society.
What you'll need
You'll have shown that you're emotionally intelligent, resilient and calm under pressure: the kind of person who can build rapport quickly and de-escalate potentially volatile situations. You'll be happy to self-manage, and have a passion and commitment to this type of work, while strong report-writing skills are also a must. Lastly, you should have some experience in working with people who have challenging behaviour.
To apply, you will need a degree covering:
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What we offer
In return, you'll receive a competitive salary and benefits package. You'll also be part of a supportive and friendly team environment - the perfect place to study towards your Professional Qualification in Probation (PQiP). We will sponsor and guide you through your studies, and we'll give you the right tools to make the most of it.
Who we are
We are HM Prison and Probation Service, and we have full responsibility for the operational management of offenders in custody and the community. Our role is to improve the way we reform offenders to protect the public and tackle the unacceptable levels of reoffending.
Together with the police, prisons and courts, we work directly with offenders to help them turn their lives around. And we engage with victims and communities to help them feel safer too.
To find out more and apply, visit our website via the button below.
Closing date: 21st June 2017.