202004: Prison Officer - HMP Isle of Wight

South West
Newport (Isle of Wight)
Band 3
Full Time, Part Time, Part Time/Job Share, Flexible Working, Other
Operational Delivery, Prison Officer

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Prison Officer – HMP Isle of Wight

HMP Isle of Wight, Clissold Rd, Newport PO30 5NX


Starting salary:    £23,529   (for a 39 hour week inc 17% unsocial)

City/Town:          Newport- Isle of Wight

Region:               South West

Vacancy type:       Merit


Please note that we are not currently accepting applications.  Please click on the ‘apply’ button to register your interest in relation to future recruitment campaigns.

One career, many roles

Role model, negotiator, referee, educator, influencer, life changer – as a prison officer, no two days are the same.

You will work with people from all kinds of backgrounds to create a safe and secure prison environment. You will support adult offenders with rehabilitation while protecting the public too.

You will play a leading role in offenders’ lives, meeting regularly with a small caseload of 5-6 offenders. You will manage their development, from learning new skills to participation in education programmes, so there is a better chance they won’t reoffend on release.

You will also have the opportunity to grow your career, specialising in different areas such as negotiation, supporting prisoners at risk and resolving incidents.

It can be a tough job, but in return you will receive great pay, training, benefits and have the support of a strong team.


Read more about prison officer careers >> - https://prisonandprobationjobs.gov.uk/prison-officer/


How to apply

Due to COVID-19, we are currently not able to accept new applications. However, please register your interest by clicking 'Apply' and completing your contact details, so that we can contact you as soon as it is safe to resume our full assessment and hiring process.

Existing prison officers are not eligible to apply for this campaign


Job details


To be a prison officer you must:

Be at least 18 years old

Have the right to work in the UK (If you are not a UK or EU citizen, but you have approx. 30 months or more leave to remain in the UK entitlement at the point of application you may still apply)

Be reasonably fit and have good eyesight

Be able to speak with confidence in English or (when specified in Wales) Welsh


Essential skills

You don’t need qualifications to become a prison officer. Personal qualities are more important. You need to show:

Good communication and influencing skills

Commitment to quality

Effective decision-making

Care and understanding


The initial training is 37 hours a week. After training, you can choose to work 37, 39 or 41 hours a week. Your annual salary will reflect your weekly hours.


37 hours a week = £22,293 a year

39 hours a week = £23,529 a year

41 hours a week = £24,765 a year


All salary figures quoted include any additional allowances.

The standard working week of a prison officer is based on a 39 hours per week shift pattern.

You may also have opportunities to work additional paid hours.


25 days of annual holiday (rising to 30 days after 10 years’ service)

Paid time off for public holidays and 1 extra privilege day

Civil Service pension of up to 20% of your salary

Cycle to work scheme, travel loans and other benefits


Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.


The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles


Disability support

Tell us if you have a disability when you apply and we can offer reasonable adjustments to help with the online test and assessment centre.


If you require any assistance please call 0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am-6pm) or e-mail MoJ-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com. Please quote the job reference 34301.

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The jobholder must be able to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English or (when specified in Wales) Welsh.
Please refer to additional job description attachment

If you require any assistance please call 0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am-6pm) or e-mail MoJ-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com. Please quote the job reference 34301.

Closing Date 10th August 2020.

Please be advised that we reserve the right to close this campaign earlier than the advertised closing date.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.