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Inside HMP Stocken

HMP Stocken provides prisoners with access to a wide range of education and training opportunities so they can develop skills to help them find work when they return to their communities.

Men can study part-time or full-time for a wide range of vocational courses including recycling, catering, plumbing, and motorcycle maintenance. The onsite gym also offers health and fitness related qualifications.

There are also a range of onsite workshops in which prisoners work and learn new, transferable skills, employment discipline, and practical life-skills such as timekeeping, teamwork and effective communication. As well as an onsite DHL warehouse and Travis Perkins building workshop, prisoners are also employed in packaging, assembly, recycling and laundry workshops.

Rutland County Council supports HMP Stocken’s bicycle repair workshop by providing bikes from local recycling centres which prisoners refurbish for donation back to the community.

Through a partnership with The Royal British Legion and neighbouring barracks, veterans are able to access specific support to address their needs while in custody.

Working at HMP Stocken

As an employee of HMP Stocken, 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

 “We have a fantastic team of staff at HMP Stocken and they do incredible work every day. Our prison officers are key workers, problem solvers and life changers for the prisoners staying with us and they perform an essential role in an environment like no other. Working as part of a close-knit and supportive team, all helping to rehabilitate prisoners and reduce reoffending, is what makes this challenging, but rewarding, job so important.   

This job isn’t just about locking and unlocking doors – the work is fast paced and varied which is why it is so important that we have officers from all backgrounds who can be positive role models for the prisoners here.

You’ll need to be ready for challenging behaviour, and willing to take the rough with the smooth. But with training and a supportive team by your side, you’ll feel confident and assertive in your role and prepared to make a difference.” 

Russ Truman
Governor, HMP Stocken

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, paternity and adoption leave

• cycle to work scheme and travel loans for season tickets

•tenancy loan agreements

• access to keyworker housing schemes run by local housing authorities

• employee assistance programmes which offer counselling, support and information on a wide range of topics.

*As a prison operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you will need to work on some public and Bank holidays. Any that you do work will be added to your annual leave entitlement.

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