Working for HMPPS

Careers at HM Prison and Probation Service

We are currently recruiting prison officers and other operational roles. To find out more about the opportunities available visit

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For those looking to apply for a role in HM Prison Service (HMPS), there are specific roles available.

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  • Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave for up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay.

Contact us

If you have an enquiry about recruitment you can contact HM Prison & Probation Service.

Telephone: 0845 241 5358

  • Option 1 - Prison Officer recruitment (applicant)
  • Option 2 - Other recruitment (vacancy manager)