What is it like to work at HM Prison Service?

3.3Work/Life Balance
3.7Salary/Benefits
3.4Job Security/Advancement
2.9Management
3.4Culture
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Approved Premises Supervisor
Written by Approved Premises Supervisor/Residential Worker (Former Employee) from Stafford, Staffordshire on 11 August 2018
Warning: the hours for the full-time roles are horrendous and will jeopardise your health in the long run. If you have a partner/family then don't expect to see much of them, and when you do you'll most likely be shattered.

The salary is okay when factoring in the unsociable hours enhancements, but I don't consider it a worthy trade-off for the - more ... detrimental affect the job has on health and life outside of work.

Expect a small-office mentality with the usual back-stabbing, insecurity and pettiness that can come with such environments - a factor exacerbated by the rumoured government plans ... - less
ProsPros Opportunity for progression within the service - that is if you crave higher stress levels.
ConsHours (see above), management (also see above).
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