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How to be a good prison officer

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Very organised, but short of staff. Semi-millitary in managerial style, but with a strong sense of humour. Some fantastic managers, but not all can cope with the operational stresses. I am proud to have done it, but will never go back!

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Im not to sure , doubtful the prison service would employ anyone with a criminal record

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HM Prison Service management should treat their staff with respect and listen to also act on what is causing staff to leave!

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I would like a change of career, i have done this job for over 20 years.

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I would consider not applying for the job. the current offered salary is not realistic. the service relies on exhaustive additionally worked hours just to operate a basic functionality

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Its a very hard and long process

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Shift work which needs you to be flexible to adjust o operational requirement

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OSG's going to Officer do not have to complete the 12 month Probation period as new POELTS do.
This is because they have completed a probation period as an OSG

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