Probation Officer - HMP Peterborough

  • Reference GS-POJ-191126-05
  • Paye:£18.19
  • Umbrella:£23.70
  • Limited:23.53
  • Role/TypeContract/Full Time/Part Time
  • LocationPeterborough

We are recruiting qualified Probation Officers to work within the National Probation Service South East Division - HMP Petereborough.

We are currently seeking recently experienced and Qualified Probation Officers (Diploma in Probation Studies or Qualified Probation Officer) to work within the NPS in prisons in the South West of England.  It is preferable that you have worked within a Prison as a Probation Officer, but we will also consider applicants who are experienced Probation Officers with no prison experience.

Purpose of Job

To have overall responsibility for management of offenders in prison, including responsibility for high and very high risk of harm cases (tier 3 and 4 cases).

Key Responsibilities:

  • To assess offender’s risk and needs that relate to their offending using the appropriate assessment tools such as OASYS.
  • Work with other professions within the prison to devise sentence plans that address the offender’s risk and needs and to identify solutions to overcome noncompliance.
  • Regularly undertake Home Detention Curfew and Re-categorisation assessments.
  • Ensure that appropriate arrangements are in place to deliver the plan and oversee the implementation of the plan by ensuring that all team members are aware of their duties and responsibilities.
  • Continuously monitor, review, assess and track the plan to ensure that it remains “fit for purpose” making any amendments as necessary and refer any significant change in risk to the team manager.
  • Produce relevant documents and reports as required.
  • Provide Parole reports/Sentence planning reports and MAPPA reports.
  • Ensure that the sentence complies with National Standards by engaging with the offender, motivating them to co-operate and comply. Manage an offender supervisor case load of high risk determinate sentenced prisoners.
  • Complete an overall evaluation of the sentence plan using the appropriate tools and methods.
  • Completing MAPPA reports and attending external reviews.

 You will need to possess good IT skills and be able to ensure work is completed accurately within the timescales required. You will be able to multi-agency work to ensure the needs of the offender are supported.

You will be able to communicate effectively with others including Court staff and Offenders and have the ability to develop productive working relationships with other agencies and your team.

A current DBS is required for this role, which we can process for you if needed. 

If succesfull if you don't already have, you will need to undergo EL1 vetting.

If you would like to be considered for this position and have the relevant experience, then please send your CV to 

Alternatively, if these role are not for you but you do know somebody who would be interested please send them over for an incentive bonus or voucher.

Due to the high volume of applications received, if you do not hear from us within 7 working days, I am afraid your application has been unsuccessful.

RSR Justice is member of the Red Snapper Group. 

Probation Officer - HMP Peterborough

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