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Work in Community Payback

Overview of the Community Payback roles

Someone like you

A career in Community Payback gives you the power to make a positive impact on offenders’ lives as well as your community.

You’ll work with a diverse mix of individuals, so it’s important that you’re empathetic, a good communicator and happy to take the lead. 

It’s all about supporting offenders on their journey and making your community a better place. Whether that’s building benches or cleaning the streets, you’re there because you genuinely want to help people. 

The work is varied and meaningful and comes with job security, great benefits and career progression opportunities. 

Community Payback – an extraordinary job. Done by someone like you.

  • No qualifications needed
  • Starting salary of £25-£40k depending on role, for a 37 hour week
  • Skills you need:
    great people and organisation skills
  • Supervisors and placement coordinators must have a driving licence
  • Part-time working available in some locations
  • You’ll get an induction and full training

Roles and salaries

Community Payback supervisor – starting salary £25,310

Lead, supervise and motivate a small team of offenders while they complete their Community Payback sentence.

Community Payback placement coordinator – starting salary £25,310

Work with local organisations to create opportunities for Community Payback work placements and organise teams of offenders to complete them.

Community Payback operations manager – starting salary £40,604

Oversee all of the Community Payback operations in your region, including managing community supervisors and placement coordinators.

Roles in London have an additional £4,249 London weighting allowance.

Find out more about the benefits of working for HM Prison and Probation Service