Official Statistics

HM Prison and Probation Service workforce quarterly: September 2019

The HMPPS workforce bulletin provide statistics on staffing levels and staff inflows and outflows.



The HMPPS workforce bulletin provides statistics on staffing levels and staff inflows and outflows in England and Wales. This publication updates statistics on HMPPS staffing levels up to the end of September 2019.

The prison officer and operational support grade (OSGs) recruitment diversity annex provides diversity statistics (ethnicity, disability and gender) at each stage of the recruitment process for Prison Officers and OSGs.

The probation officer recruitment annex provides the difference between required and current staffing levels of Probation Officers, and the number of Trainee Probation Officers and other qualified staff.

The bulletin is released by the Ministry of Justice and produced in accordance with arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

Pre-release list

HMPPS workforce bulletin is produced and handled by the Ministry of Justice’s (MOJ) analytical professionals and production staff. Pre-release access of up to 24 hours is granted to the following persons:

Ministry of Justice

Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State; Minister of State for Justice; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State; Permanent Secretary; Director, Prison Reform Policy; Director General, Justice Analysis & Offender Policy; Director of Prison Safety & Reform Programme; Director of Analytical Services; Chief Statistician and Deputy Director Justice Statistics Analytical Services; Deputy Director, Head of Data Science & HR Analytical Services; Head of HR Analysis, Reporting and Modelling; Deputy Director, Prison Reform Policy; Deputy Director, Prison and Probation Analytical Services; Deputy Director - Human Resources, Head of Data and Insight; Director of Communications; Prison Officer Recruitment – Head of Data and Insight; Press officers (x9); Private secretaries (x8); Special advisors (x2)

HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS)

Chief Executive Officer; Head of CEO’s Office; Head of Executive Management Team; HR Director; Head of HR Reform; Deputy Director of HR Prisons; Deputy Director of HR Probation; Deputy Director of Recruitment and Retention

Published 21 November 2019