Why work as a prison officer at HMP Foston Hall?
About HMP Foston Hall
Set in a rural location, 3 miles from the hamlet of Foston, HMP Foston Hall is a small, local women’s resettlement prison.
It accommodates up to 284 prisoners, including women who are on remand and others who are serving a range of sentences.
The prison provides opportunities for individuals to learn new skills to empower them make positive changes in their lives when they return to their communities.
Inside HMP Foston Hall
With the aim of helping prisoners increase their chances of employment when they return to their communities, HMP Foston Hall provides access to a wide range of education and training opportunities.
Addressing the specific needs of women in prison
Many of HMP Foston Hall’s prisoners have led challenging or traumatic lives that triggered their offending. The approach that staff take when working with these women is to provide a range of interventions to empower them to change and turn their lives around when they leave custody. This includes:
- a range of offending behaviour programmes that help tackle the behaviours that led to their offending
- opportunities to gain qualifications, including in core curriculum subjects such as Maths and English
- work placements in the onsite gardens, kitchens, workshops and gym, which can lead to vocational qualifications
The prison also has a dedicated family bonding unit which provides opportunities for women to have facilitated visits, sharing time with their children in a more normalised environment.
HMP Foston Hall aims to ensure that no woman leaves the prison without accommodation to go to.
As an employee of HMP Foston Hall, you’ll have access to a range of facilities and employee benefits including:
This is in addition to the great benefits you get from being a part of HM Prison and Probation Service.
How to get to HMP Foston Hall
With good road links and ample free onsite parking, HMP Foston Hall is in easy reach of Derby, Stoke-on-Trent and Uttoxeter, which are all around half an hour away. You can also drive from Leicester and Nottingham in less than an hour.
Trains from Stoke-on-Trent and Derby stop at Hatton/Tutbury, which is 3 miles from HMP Foston Hall.
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