Probation Services Officers needed in Kent

  • Reference PSO-K
  • Paye:15.40
  • Umbrella:20.07
  • Role/TypeContract/Full Time
  • LocationKent

Red Snapper Recruitment (RSR) Justice is a market leading recruitment business dedicated to providing top quality candidates and services to the offender rehabilitation and supervision work sectors.

RSR Justice are the preferred suppliers of contingent labour to the National Probation Service nationwide.

We are responsible for recruiting and placing hundreds of Probation Service Officers across the country.

If you have a passion for the criminal justice sector and are interested in offender rehabilitation then joining the National Probation Service as a temporary Probation Service Officer will give you the opportunity to work directly with a caseload of high risk offenders and the opportunity to make a difference to the life of numerous vulnerable and at risk people.

We are seeking experienced offender managers for multiple vacancies in Kent.

Contracts usually start at 3 or 4 months long, but can be extended and rolled on indefinitely. There are also numerous opportunities to transfer into permanent work or join a Probation Officer qualification programme. This could be your next step to a qualified career in offender management!

Your main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Undertaking the full range of offender management tasks with offenders assessed as low or medium risk of harm and to support the Probation Officer grade in high risk cases.
  • Providing case management support, to contribute to the delivery of the Risk Management plan and report significant changes relating to risk of harm and/or of reoffending or any nonā€compliance within agreed enforcement procedures
  • Using computer based systems to produce, update and maintain records and other documentation within agreed timescales
  • Ensuring effective referrals to services and facilities and communicate with offender management staff, interventions staff, service providers and external agencies to review progress and associated risks.
  • Undertaking prison, home or alternate location visits as required in accordance with service procedures and policies.
  • Undertaking work in the court setting, including the completion of appropriate reports on cases and prosecution of breaches.
  • Carrying out safeguarding duties with children in accordance with the NPS statutory responsibilities and agency policies

Person Specification

  • You will need to have at least 12 months prior experience as an offender manager to be considered for these vacancies.
  • 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 Enhanced DBS check is required for this role, which we can process for you. You will also need to undergo the National Probation Service’s Enhanced Level 1 Vetting once in post, if you do not already have it.

If you would like to be considered for Probation Service Officer vacancies with the NPS and have the relevant experience and/or desire, then please email your CV to

Alternatively, if this role is not for you but you do know somebody who would be interested please refer them. We have a referral bonus scheme and will pay retail vouchers of your choice, for referrals who are not already known to us.

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.

The Red Snapper Group acts as an employment agency (permanent) and as an employment business (temporary) - a free and confidential service to candidates.

The Red Snapper Recruitment Group is an equal opportunities employer.

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Probation Services Officers needed in Kent

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