Probation Service Officer

14.00 - 18.00 GBP Hourly
07 Aug 2019
04 Sep 2019
Engineering, Defence
Contract Type
Full Time
RSR Justice is a market leading recruitment business dedicated to providing top quality candidates and services to the offender rehabilitation and supervision work sectors.

RSR Justice are currently recruiting for a Probation Service Officer to work on a temporary contract based in Guildford. The Probation Service Officer will be required to contribute to the effective management of Service Users in accordance with the organisation policies in order to protect the public and reduce re-offending.

Main duties and responsibilities

To be responsible for the management and supervision of individuals subject to Community Orders and Licences in accordance with national requirements and procedures, exchanging information with other staff.

To prepare breach reports and other written submissions in relation to case management issues as required

To assess individual risk and needs using OASys and other standard assessment tools

To identify and take the necessary actions to protect children and vulnerable adults and promote their welfare in the organisation safeguarding policies and procedures

To formulate sentence plans that address service user risk and needs in accordance with sentence requirements and resource availability.

To review the sentence plan and the risk management plan, in consultation with all relevant parties, to monitor progress and ensure it remains 'fit for purpose' and notify any significant change of risk to the Line Manager and other relevant parties

To support Service Users to comply with orders and licences, taking enforcement action where necessary and in accordance with national requirements.

To demonstrate pro-social modelling skills by consistently reinforcing pro-social behaviour and attitudes and by challenging those which are anti-social.

To enable and encourage service users to apply new learning and skills in their own environment, to consolidate change

To undertake a final evaluation on completion of supervision, with reference to the effectiveness of specific interventions and steps to reinforce community re-integration.

To participate in performance monitoring and quality development activities as required.

To undertake the delivery of group work programmes as required.

To use the computerised case management system, risk assessment tools and other IT systems as required


Knowledge and experience of the work of the Criminal Justice System.

Must be fully PSO qualified

Must have DBS/Vetting clearance

May consider Social Worker - but only if they have worked in Probation

Experience of working with groups or individuals in order to motivate and change behaviour.

Experience of working with a variety of people who have experienced a range of social/personal difficulties

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Ability to input and retrieve electronic data and maintain computer based information systems in an accurate and timely manner.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Ability to participate and contribute effectively as a team member.

Ability to plan and conduct structured meetings with individuals or groups.

Ability to contribute to the assessment and management of risk.

Confident with the ability to exercise authority and reinforce boundaries in an appropriate manner.

Ability to achieve individual performance goals and/or contribute towards team and organisational targets.

If you would like to be considered for Probation Officer vacancy and have the relevant qualification and experience, then please email your CV to

Alternatively, if this role is not for you but you do know somebody who would be interested please refer them. We have a referral bonus scheme and will reward you, with retail vouchers of your choice, for referrals who are not already known to us.

Due to the high volume of applications received, if you do not hear from us within 7 working days, I am afraid your application has been unsuccessful.

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