Probation officer

Probation officer

Reduce criminal re-offending, safeguard victims and rehabilitate prison service users

As an apprentice, you’ll work in the National Probation Service or for community rehabilitation companies or voluntary sector organisations in partnership with statutory organisations, most likely at a prison, court, hostel or community-based office. You’ll also be required to undertake home visits. You’ll work with the service user on probation and other agencies to develop realistic plans to address their needs and develop a route out of offending. In your daily work, you’ll interact with complex and challenging individuals who pose a higher level of risk to the public and victims. To support this work, you’ll develop and maintain strong relationships with a range of partners, including courts, police, prisons, local authority, youth justice teams, public/mental health providers and the voluntary sectors. This will enable you to effectively manage the risk posed and formulate robust assessments and identification of intensive structure interventions. You’ll also be responsible for providing assessments of service users to aid sentencing and delivery of the sentence, with the aim of achieving long-term change and a reduction in re-offending.

 

Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: English and ICT

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree) – equivalent to a bachelor’s

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000

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