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Join HM Prison and Probation Service

An extraordinary job. Done by someone like you.

HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) is an agency of the Ministry of Justice.

It’s made up of:

  • HM Prison Service: Keeps the public safe by holding prisoners securely and giving people in prison the support and education they need to prepare for a life without offending.
  • The Probation Service: Keeps the public safe by supervising offenders released into the community.
  • The Youth Custody Service: A specialist service within HM Prison & Probation Service, focused on the care and rehabilitation of children and young people aged 10 to 18 in custody.

Someone like you

Working in the prison, probation or Youth Custody Service is not your average job.



From diffusing confrontation, helping improve the literacy of prisoners, taking the time to listen, or rehabilitating some of the hardest-to-reach members of society, the everyday of these jobs is extraordinary.

But these unique and interesting careers aren’t done by superheroes. They’re done by very real, everyday people.

Many HMPPS roles don’t require specific qualifications or experience.

Extraordinary jobs

HMPPS offer a wide range of roles including:

Prison officers

Youth justice workers

Operational support grade (prison support) staff

Prison caterers

Probation officers

Probation Services officers

Case administrators

Community Payback staff

Find out more

HMPPS offers a range of career development and progression opportunities. Plus, you will have access to a wide range of Civil Service benefits and pension.

 Find out more about the various roles available plus the skills you need, and apply today: Prison Probation Jobs (external website).