Case Administrator (Former Employee) – London – 31 January 2019
All Staff are friendly and helpful. Everyone works hard in a brilliant team. Professional colleagues working for a common goal. The work was a challenge and interesting, the management used to trust us to do our job and be responsible for making some decisions once applicable. Also, suggestions were accepted and reviewed by the managers, who would appreciate and may apply accordingly. Management has been always supportive and friendly, working for a common goal.
Caseworker/admin officer (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 17 November 2018
Friendly environment and the work load was reasonable. Plenty of overtime and the management were great. The work required a lot of attention to detail and the security precedures were extremely on point. Everything was super professional
Regional Facilities Manager (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 1 November 2018
The MoJ is a dynamic working environment that has been undergoing constant change over the last four years, which is in line with Government strategies and objectives. This is both challenging and rewarding and has enabled me to expand my wealth of experience and management of change in the FM space considerably.
Executive officer (Current Employee) – London – 25 October 2018
very diverse group lovely to work with. Flexible working as long as you complete the work assigned. However, managerial decisions are not communicated properly or in time we would result in the disengagement of employees
Case Administrator (Current Employee) – Mansfield, Nottinghamshire – 4 October 2018
Good place of work, good culture and great management. Hardest part of the job is sometimes when it is so fast paced. Typical day includes running court lists in preparation of the days ahead and inputting offender data on to the national database.
Ministry of justice (Former Employee) – Wetherby, West Yorkshire – 4 August 2018
Awful place to work in HMP only ok if your a manager or a con as no support for over stretched officers absolutely dangerous environment do not join this job gives you mental health problems then there’s no support they want rid of you wen they’ve sucked all the life out of yoy
National Commercial Accounts Manager (Former Employee) – Full Sutton – 18 July 2018
No format to anything and everything was slapdash. No Management to speak of. Just fighting fires every time something new came in. NO reporting structure in place. Management all ex prison officers without any management training.
Work Experience Placement (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 27 June 2018
I learnt a lot about what aspects go into project management, including the legal and administrative aspects. I was introduced to the idea of studying for my Prince 2 Qualification. Overall, this experience opened up to me the world of civil service and more generally, serving the public.
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.
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.
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.