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Probation Officers

Probation officers work to rehabilitate offenders. They supervise, counsel and help them before trial, during any prison or community sentence and on release from prison.

£33,465

Median Salary

New workers start around £17,359. Normal pay is £33,465 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £44,925.

Daily Tasks

  • Keeps accurate and comprehensive records.
  • Works with prisoners in giving advice on problems such as drug and alcohol abuse, addressing training needs, finding work and getting accommodation.
  • Draws up probation plans with offenders and helps them follow it, advises them on any work and helps them with any family or social problems.
  • Enforces court orders and serves the public by providing a wide range of supervision programmes for those in receipt of a community sentence.
  • Produces pre-sentence reports to the court about an individual.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Learning Strategies
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Learning
  • Mathematics
  • Science

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