Here’s a brief overview of the information you’ll need when applying to us. The decision we make about your application is based entirely on the information given on your application form, so please take the time to read through these notes and complete the form accurately and fully. To apply, you’ll need to provide us with:
You’ll be asked to complete a section of competency-based questions on the form. These give you the opportunity to demonstrate your suitability for the probation service. The examples you provide and the way you communicate them will be used to help us decide who will be taken forward to the next stage – so it’s worth spending some time thinking about which examples you’ll use and how they’ll give you an advantage.
We aim to be an equal opportunities employer – and our ability to know and use statistical data about the backgrounds of our people is crucial to that goal. To get that information, we ask that you please complete all the equal opportunities questions given on the application form. Your answers will be treated completely confidentially and won’t affect your application in any way.
The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.
Ministry of Justice's recruitment processes are underpinned by the principle of selection for appointment on merit on the basis of fair and open competition as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's Recruitment Principles.
If you have an enquiry you can contact the Civil Service Commission.
If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact Ministry of Justice in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you can contact the Civil Service Commission.
Applying for any job can be difficult – and it’s easy to overlook certain aspects of what you’re doing. We’ve put together some tips to help you to make the most of the process:
There are usually two intakes per year, one in summer and one at the start of each year. The expected start date for each intake will be advertised when applications open.
Applications are now closed.