Managing Risk, Changing Lives and Improving Communities
PROBATION SERVICE OFFICERS
Location: Throughout the Lancashire Area
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: Band 3 (starting salary £21,607, rising to £27,102)
Job Ref: PSOEXT06/12
This is an exciting opportunity to pursue a career in the Probation Service, working in a challenging but
supportive environment. Lancashire Probation Trust provides effective offender management through
the assessment of need and the delivery of proven interventions to reduce re-offending and the risk of
harm to the public.
Probation Service Officers carry out a range of tasks including case management of low and medium
risk offenders and services to the Courts, as well as working with groups of offenders. We currently have
opportunities to train as PSOs at various locations in Lancashire.
You will need to demonstrate good communication skills, an ability to work with offenders with
challenging behaviour and multiple problems, a high level of initiative and personal commitment, and the
ability to use a range of office equipment and computer based systems to support your work. A flexible
approach to working hours is essential as some evening work will be required.
Within 12 months of appointment, successful candidates will be expected to have achieved the Level 3
Diploma in Probation Practice
These posts are subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check.
For further information and to download an application pack go to www.lancashireprobation.co.uk or contact
The HR Team: firstname.lastname@example.org Please quote the relevant job reference number.
Completed applications should be returned to: Lancashire Probation Trust HQ, 99 – 101 Garstang Road,
Preston, PR1 1LD or email@example.com CV’s will not be accepted.
The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 5th July 2012 (we reserve the right to bring
forward the closing date for these posts if we have received sufficient applications).
The Lancashire Probation Trust has an Equal Opportunities policy and encourages applications from all sections of
the community, including those who may be under-represented within the Probation Trust. The Lancashire
Probation Trust is currently underrepresented in terms of its Black, Asian, Disabled and male staff and will
particularly welcome applications from these groups. The successful candidate will be chosen solely on their
abilities to carry out the duties of the post.