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How to apply

Check if you’re eligible

Pre-employment screening is a series of checks we carry out to ensure we comply with current legislation and to help us make informed employment decisions.

If your application is successful, you will need to undergo HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) Enhanced Level 2 vetting (opens in a new tab).

You must declare any convictions, cautions and absolute or conditional discharges (GOV.UK, opens in a new tab) regardless of how long ago they occurred. All our roles are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, which means we check all spent and unspent convictions during the vetting process.

This should not deter you from applying, as we consider everyone on their individual merits before making an employment decision. Having a conviction does not necessarily mean you cannot work for the HMPPS. However, failure to disclose information will halt your application as we expect a high level of integrity from our employees.

HMPPS encourages applications from people with lived experience, as we believe they can make a positive difference to the outcomes of the people on probation we work with.

The application process

  1. Complete an application form. You’ll be asked to provide some personal details, answer some questions to check you’re eligible to apply and detail responses to a range of questions regarding your skills and experience. Please make sure you have your National Insurance number on hand. You can save your application at any time to complete later if you wish.
  2. Once the deadline for application has been reached all applications will be sifted by our panelists.
  3. If you reach the required standard to progress, you will be invited to an interview.

Further details on the role, the recruitment process, and the criteria we will assess you on are listed on the advert.

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