I helped Joe get off drugs
and get his life on track.Register your Interest
I helped Sam into a refuge
and on her way to rehabilitationBecome a Probation Officer
There’s potential in everyone. Bring it out.
As a Probation Officer, you can change lives. Working with offenders in the community and in prisons, you’ll support them to get back on track and turn their lives around. You’ll enable them to make better life choices, reduce the chance they’ll reoffend – and you’ll take pride in protecting society against the effects of crime. You’ll also gain a professional qualification with our support, along with a competitive salary, generous leave and great training.
Train to be a Probation Officer
You’ll start off as a Probation Services Officer, learning on the job and working to gain your fully funded Professional Qualification in Probation (PQiP). Completing the programme gives you the chance to take on even more responsibility as a Probation Officer, along with opportunities to keep learning and developing through structured career paths.
As part of Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS), we support offenders on their road to rehabilitation. It involves close working with all kinds of offenders, including those who’ve committed violent and sexual offences. You’ll also work with victims of crime, colleagues across the criminal justice system, charities and the wider community.
Being a Probation Officer is more than a job, it’s a profession and who you are as a person. You have to understand the lives of the offenders you work with, and with that comes so many varied experiences. It’s a job you can really take pride in.Sarah, Probation Officer
What are we looking for?
You can apply if you’ve a level 5 (or an equivalent qualification).
Alternatively, you can apply if you already have a background in working with individuals whose lives are in crisis and display the challenging behaviour we often see in offenders.