Exceptionally challenging working enviroment
Custodial Manager (Current Employee) – HMP Bedford – 18 November 2017
Daily as a manager in Bedford Prison it is consistently challenging from many different angles, the main one being the clients that we manage on a daily basis. With every prisoner comes the same daily issues and concerns however due to the high turn over of the prisoners (Currently six thousand every year arrive and depart through the gates of the prison) these issues raise their head and create the ongoing challenges we have to face.
The establishment is a very volatile environment to work in and this itself increases the stress and anxieties amongst the staff that work there.
Historically staffing was not an issue however with recent cuts in recruitment it has become worse.
Sadly enjoyable parts of the job are few and far between.
Good work place pension, uniform and good leave entiltlement
Stressful, volatile and exceptionally challenging with very little reward