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Celebrating Black History Month: why we need more diverse prison officers

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It’s Black History Month 2018 and to celebrate, Fiona - a Band 8 governor at HMP The Mount - talks about why it’s so important to have more staff from black and ethnic minority backgrounds working in the prison service.

The Recruitment Assessment Day (RAD) is changing to the Assessment & Recruitment Centre (ARC)

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Confident interviewer greets potential employee before job interview.

HMPPS is changing the Recruitment Assessment Day (RAD) to the Assessment & Recruitment Centre (ARC). This change will only apply to candidates who have applied after 15 October 2018. Find out all you need to know about the change.

‘Prison’ on Channel 4 – what being a prison officer is really like

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Prison officer John Matthews

Prison officer John Matthews appeared on Channel 4's documentary ‘Prison’. In this blog post he writes about his behind-the-scenes experiences of filming and what it’s really like being a prison officer.