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Probation Officers

You could start work as a Probation Officer immediately if you have the right qualifications. These include:

  • PQF Honours degree
  • Graduate Diploma and Level 5 in Probation Practice
  • Diploma in Probation Studies or Social Work with the Probation option
  • CQSW with the Probation option

If you have limited experience in probation, we can train you with a tailored learning plan.

What you'll do

Depending on your level of experience, we could offer you an extended induction so you can get familiar with the work we do. Then you’ll begin to handle the full range of offender management tasks for people who are under supervision.

Why join

It’s a secure career and you’ll enjoy Civil Service benefits including a pension, family-friendly policies, flexible working and generous annual leave allowance.

You’ll also have opportunities to develop. As you progress, you could move into different fields of work such as custodial, approved premises or even a training role.

Find out more about daily life as a Probation Officer here.

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