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Probation Officer - National Probation Service - Teeside

Posted 26 February by Servoca Resourcing Solutions Ended

JOB TITLE: Probation Officer

HOURLY RATE: PAYE: £16.76-£18.70(plus an extra £2.01per hour for London weighting where applicable)

Combined/Umbrella: £23.47-£26.19(plus an extra £2.82 per hour for London Weighting where applicable)



  1. Possession of a probation officer level qualification obtained in England and Wales. This would include a CQSW, Diploma in Social Work Studies, Diploma in Probation Studies or a Probation Framework Qualification (VQ5) as specified in the Regulatory Framework.
  2. Experience of working with and supporting offenders or vulnerable people
  3. Experience of risk assessment and management, including the ability to use/learn quickly, risk assessment tools including OASys, SARA and RSR
  4. Working knowledge of Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements
  5. Experience of writing detailed reports (for Parole Boards)
  6. Ability to develop and sustain effective working relationships with staff in other agencies.
  7. Knowledge of the Criminal Justice System and up to date legislation
  8. Experience of writing detailed reports to strict deadlines and quality standards including Court reports including completion of the RSR tool and parole reports
  9. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  10. Experience of using and maintaining NPS databases - nDelius and OASys
  11. Ability to travel to Prisons, Court (only if required to fulfil a Court PO role), Offenders’ homes and other locations as required
  12. Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends
  13. Experience of promoting equality and diversity
  14. Knowledge of aims and values of the NPS and NOMS
  15. Experience of making effective referrals to and managing relationships between offender management, court teams, victim contact unit, interventions, Approved Premises, prisons and external agencies to enhance positive outcomes, manage risk and reduce reoffending


Roles that a Probation Officer may be required to undertake include:

  • Offender Manager in the community or prison
  • Court Officer
  • Programme Facilitator
  • Approved premises cover (day time only)

Depending on the role, work may include:

  • Working with offenders to analyse and address their behaviour;
  • Assessing offender needs;
  • The preparation and delivery of reports (Court, Parole etc)
  • The assessment and management of the risk of serious harm posed by individuals
  • Accurate case recording

Reference: 34557370

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