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Inside HMP Foston Hall

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.

Working at HMP Foston Hall

Officer smiling

As an employee of HMP Foston Hall you’ll have access to a range of facilities and employee benefits including:

  • free, onsite parking
  • use of a free, onsite gym
  • excellent training and career progression pathways.

A word from the Governor

What skills and qualities do you need?

Watch our video to hear staff talk about some of the skills and qualities you need to be a prison officer.

Prison officer benefits

Working as a prison officer comes with a range of attractive benefits, including:

  • 25 days’ annual holiday (rising to 30 days after 10 years’ service)
  • Civil Service pension of up to 20% of your salary
  • generous maternity leave cover
  • cycle to work scheme and travel loans
  • tenancy loan agreements
  • access to keyworker housing schemes
  • employee assistance programmes.

Transport links

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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Take your next step to a rewarding career and start your prison officer application today.

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