Skip to main content

How one-to-one conversations are helping make prisons safer

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Culture, Ways of working
Photograph of a key worker at HMP Brixton talking one-to-one with an offender.

The key worker scheme is being rolled out across the entire closed male estate, with prison officers managing around 5-6 offenders on a one-to-one basis. Find out from Prison Officer Leeming how the scheme allows prison officers more time and flexibility to provide offenders with the best chance of engaging in rehabilitation.

Celebrating prison officers – guest post by the Butler Trust

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Guest post
A room with attendees to the Butler Trust Awards Ceremony seated

Picture this: you’re a prison officer, sitting amongst 30 other front line staff from prisons, probation and youth justice. You’re with the Secretary of State for Justice, the Prisons Minister, other leading figures from across the service, and you’re all nervously awaiting the arrival of The Princess Royal (Princess Anne). You’re about to become an award-winning prison officer through the Butler Trust. Find out how this could be you.

Being shadowed at work by our Prisons Minister, in prison

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Personal stories, Ways of working
Picture of Officer Bowden standing outside HMP Wormwood Scrubs

Prison officer Bowden had the opportunity to show Prisons Minister Rory Stewart what working as a prison officer is really like. Find out what they did, from maintaining the prison landings to talking to prisoners, to get a true taster of what it's like working in the prison service.

Top 10 FAQs on prison officer recruitment - you asked, we answered

Posted by: and , Posted on: - Categories: Recruitment advice

Have you applied to become a prison officer, but aren't sure what happens next? From transferring your ARC accreditation to when you get your uniform - we answer the top 10 common questions asked by you about the prison officer recruitment process.

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

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Career progression, Personal stories, Recruitment advice

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.