Caseworker (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 1 February 2018
" Worked with line managers to define, document and implement procedures, work instructions and agreed systems of work; positively contributing to area policies and procedures in relation to diversity " Operated appropriate systems and processes to achieve service requirements in line with national standards " Contributed to the productions of accurate, professional and timely documents e.g. Pre-Sentence Reports
Prison Officer/ nanny for prisoners (Former Employee) – Wetherby YOI – 30 March 2018
- No work life balance I.E horrible shifts. - Under Staffed. - Promotions given to those who 'put up and shut up' (Who you know not what you know). - Dangerous. - No authority, you are simply a lacky/run around after the cons. - Not a 'Discliplined' role - simply a babysitter with no authority to make decisions. - Stood out on exercise in ridiculous weather conditions to appease the higher management powers. - Pointless training about pointless subjects.just be down to earth. Please consider your current situation in life before applying as i wish i had, great life experience but really not a lifelong career it promises to be.
Administration Assistant (Former Employee) – Leeds, West Yorkshire – 26 March 2018
Open post and sort into relevant categories, Data input the drivers details into the MOJ System, Input and check amounts of fine payment via cheques and debit cards, Correspondence with offending drivers regarding any errors with their details, Field phone calls from the offending drivers regarding their fines. Also phone calls and emails to the police regarding fines, Other duties- Scanning and photocopying documents I enjoyed a lots excelent company.
Admin Officer (Current Employee) – Birmingham – 8 February 2018
All staff are nice we all work together. I enjoy working with them. Dealing with private and confidential documents and sensitive information and keeping information together. I great company to work for.
Lead Systems Manager (Former Employee) – Petty France London – 22 December 2017
I had a few roles, starting off in Her Majesty's Prison Service, then the Home Office, then back to the Prison Service and finally the Ministry of Justice. The moves were mainly due to promotions and some to financial downsizing.
On the whole I enjoyed my time in the Civil Service, however the job become an impossible task with the funding constraints that I was asked to work to.
When a further down sizing exercise took place. I took the option of taking early retirement.
My final position in the Ministry of Justice was as a Senior Team Leader, responsible for the Property Data Systems. The properties involved was all prisons in England and Wales, Courts in England and Wales, Police and other Government Properties in the London Estate.
Good Pension. Option to work flexibly, Good Salary
Commuting and working under severe financial restraints.
I spent 8 years working as an OSG for the prison service and the only good thing to come out of it is that it's where I met my husband. When working nights you're alone all night with 100+ prisoners which as far as I'm concerned is totally wrong. If someone goes sick whilst you're on your shift you'll be asked to cover and you're expected to say yes (even if that means turning your 5 hour early shift into a 12 hour 'A' shift). And just because you have a day off doesn't mean they won't call you at home and expect you to cover - they have no problem doing this.
I can't stress enough how bad this job can be. You'll be treated like scum - the prisoners will treat you better than the staff ever would and the long hours will leave you going sick with stress.
If you're still reading this then PLEASE, I urge you to STAY AWAY from ANY job within the prison service.
Dealing with Criminal matters. I learn legal system , how it works. Management does not care about the well being of low level employees. The hardest part of the job is work overload and low salary. Enjoyable is meeting different people with different scenarios.
Claims Management Support Officer (Former Employee) – Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire – 2 November 2017
The work culture was a bullying grounds and if you had friends in high places you got away with whatever you wanted to get away with. i learned a lot of clerical duties and how to use software i haven't used before.
Prison Officer (Current Employee) – West Midlands – 28 October 2017
Don't consider this as a career option. It used to be a secure job with a good pension. Not anymore. You are undermined and threatened at every opportunity. Not by prisoners but by management. The expectations are huge. The abuse and danger are becoming greater by the day. The cuts to the staffing levels. The cuts to healthcare and especially mental health are having profound effects. Please consider before joining this job. It used to be brilliant. It's far from it
Admin Officer (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 10 October 2017
A typical day at the MOJ consists of a lot of email queries that require due diligence, and attention due to the sensitive nature of the data. The organisation constantly requires you to operate outside your role to solve potential issues that may be related to another department. The management team struggle to filter down all the relevant news to its staff that is of significant importance. The job rota is usually understaffed.
Estate Support Manage4 (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 6 October 2017
In my 17 years at worrking at the Ministry of Justice i have learnt many things, such working with internal and external stakeholders and learning how to commuicate with them. The work culture at the start of my employment was great as i joined when the service was hiring alot of young people, which help me settle into the the way the Government worked. The hardest part of the job is the many changes that is involved in Ministry of Justice.