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Prison Service Officers (Below Principal Officer)

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About this career

£30,495

Median salary

New workers start around £19,717.10. Normal pay is £30,495 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £39,292.95.
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Jobs

Subjects achieved a 100% pass rate, including Maths, Further Maths, Physics, English Literature and Spanish.

Daily Tasks

  • Reports on prisoners’ conduct as necessary.
  • Trains and supervises prison staff.
  • Provides care and support to prisoners in custody including prevention of self-harm.
  • Runs prisoner rehabilitation and support programmes.
  • Escorts prisoners transferred from one institution to another.
  • Investigates disturbances or any other unusual occurrences.
  • Guards entrances and perimeter walls.
  • Watches for any infringements of regulations and searches prisoners and cells for weapons, drugs and other contraband items.
  • Escorts prisoners to and from cells and supervises them during meals, recreation and visiting periods.

Skills

Job postings

Reading Comprehension
53
Active Listening
49
Critical Thinking
49
Monitoring
49
Speaking
48
Writing
44
Learning Strategies
44
Active Learning
42
Mathematics
32
Science
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