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37.00 per week
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Now Taking Applications
Management & Team Leading
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Description of Opportunity
Annual Salary: Up to £30,000
Two years in prison and you’ll be set for life. That’s 3760 hours to reduce the £18 billion cost of reoffending. 4.7 million steps on a prison wing working with some of society’s most vulnerable people. 7050 doors and countless windows of opportunity unlocked. Two years to become a leader. One opportunity to change society. And zero regrets. As frontline prison officers, graduates on Unlocked’s Leadership Development Programme make it count.
It could be through the meaningful chats you’ll have with prisoners. Or our investment in your ideas to solve seemingly unsolvable problems. Or the ideas we’ll support you to develop to drive change in the system. Or the expertise you’ll gain on the Master’s degree we’ll fund. Or it could be something nobody has even thought of yet. Because that’s what makes this so exciting. And so unique. Ours is a graduate scheme focused on changing the prison system from the inside. In ways that you’ll get to drive.
There’s also a competitive salary, plenty of training, invaluable placements, mentorship from experienced prison officers, and every opportunity to develop highly sought-after skills. Global businesses, not-for-profits and of course, the prison and justice system employ our graduates after their two years. All of them. That’s how remarkable this graduate scheme is.
Combining academic study with real-world experience, no two days are the same for our graduate prison officers. You’ll become an advocate, negotiator, diplomat, and leader. It calls for a calm head, confidence, and problem-solving skills – all of which our graduates develop with us. With responsibility from day one, it’s the rare chance to become a leader where it matters.
- South East England
- West Midlands
- North West England
For more information about this vacancy please contact GetMyFirstJob Recruitment on 02393876405 (Ref ID: 155158)
To be successful in engaging prisoners and helping them to make the changes necessary to reintegrate with society, you will need a particular blend of attributes. We don’t expect you to have all the answers when you apply, but you will need to show that you have the potential to develop each of these attributes to a high standard. These attributes are:
- Sense of possibility
- Relationship building
You do not have to have specific knowledge or experience of the prison service to apply. Instead, we are looking at your potential to participate constructively in the programme and positively impact prisoners’ lives.
In order to apply to Unlocked from Autumn 2021, you must fulfill the following minimum requirements:
- You have, or be expecting to receive, at least a 2:1 undergraduate degree qualification by July 2022 or equivalent
- You have grade C GCSE English and Maths
- You have the right to work in the UK for the duration of the programme (two years)
The scheme kicks off with an intensive six-week residential course covering all elements of standard prison officer training and includes university and prison-based learning.
As part of the programme, you complete a fully-funded, bespoke Master’s degree. Delivered part-time over two years, the course provides specialist knowledge and advanced understanding of the prison environment that will enhance your professional practice as a prison officer and build an academically informed, evidence-based perspective on a wide range of issues in criminal justice.
Wherever our graduates choose to go after their two years, we support our growing network of change-makers. Our team and alumni network will support your next steps - whether you decide to stay and advance within the prison system, or seek career opportunities elsewhere