Trainee probation officer pay and benefits

When you join the Probation Service, you’ll be making a positive impact from day one, joining a supportive team where you can learn and grow in your role as a trainee probation officer.

If you are successful in the recruitment process and join our next cohort (September 2023), your starting salary will be £23,637. The Probation Service offers the opportunity for annual pay progression. Please see the below planned pay increases a trainee probation officer could receive if they join the September 2023 cohort:

  • September 2023 – £23,637
  • 1 October 2023 – £24,228
  • 1 April 2024 – £25,310
  • 1 October 2024 – £26,475

Please note this does not include London weighting allowance of £4,006 which is additional to these salaries.

Once you qualify as a probation officer, your salary will increase to £35,130 plus allowances.

You’ll also have access to a wide range of benefits: