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Working as a prison officer at HMP Woodhill

Three miles outside central Milton Keynes and the market town of Bletchley, HMP Woodhill is a men’s high security prison.

Accommodating up to 500 prisoners, HMP Woodhill is committed to providing a safe and educational environment for men convicted of serious offences.

Watch our video to hear from HMP Woodhill prison officers what the role is like:

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Inside HMP Woodhill

With a focus on enabling prisoners to make positive use of their time in custody, HMP Woodhill provides a broad programme of learning opportunities. Delivered in partnership with a local education provider, both academic and vocational courses are available to help prisoners increase their chances of employment when they return to their communities.

Prisoners also have access to a range of work opportunities, alongside a chance to study and earn professional qualifications, in onsite workshops including:

• catering
• cleaning
• gardening
• laundry
• painting and decorating
• waste management

Working at HMP Woodhill

As well as a beautiful landscaped garden you can use during break times, as an employee of HMP Woodhill 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

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 plenty of on-site parking, and about an hour’s drive from London and Oxford, HMP Woodhill is easily accessible by car from the M1 and M40.

Trains regularly run into Milton Keynes station which is a short bus ride from the prison.

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

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