Our employees and services touch the lives of others every day, providing crucial services to keep them safe and secure

When applying for a role with Care and Rehabilitation Services, we believe that it is really important that you have a realistic understanding of what it’s really like to be a Prison Custody Officer, Manager or a member of our prison support team in one of our UK prisons.

The opportunities for a long term career are many and diverse. Whether you are already experienced in prison management or operations, or are looking for a new career path with a chance to make a difference, we may have a role for you. You could be that person who makes a difference every day.



We’re looking for people from a diverse range of backgrounds with core skills such as good communication, resilience, empathy and integrity to thrive and join our frontline team at HMP Oakwood.

Working closely with multiple teams across the prison, operational roles have a number of key responsibilities with rehabilitation at the heart of what we do. First and foremost, it is essential the prison is safe and secure with every prisoner accounted for each day. Operational roles play a key part in giving prisoners structure and routine, making sure they get to work in the morning, are actively engaging with the prison regime and secure in their cell in the evening. Reword: As a Manager you will not only provide employees with the leadership and motivation they need to do a great job, but at the same time, you will also keep an eye on our strategic vision, making sure that everything we do is in line with our top level objectives.

Operational roles are challenging roles with no two days the same but there is a real opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives and in terms of your own development we can support you into a range of roles across the prison and beyond.

Our team has a real opportunity to make a difference and we encourage people to enhance the way we operate and develop new ways of working to improve safety and better support prisoners. If you join us, you’ll find a secure, friendly and professional working environment and be given all the support, training and encouragement you need to build and develop a successful career with us.

Benefits and Training
• Full time shift work
• 25 holidays per annum
• Full continuous training

Watch our video – The Day in the Life of a Prison Custody Officer here ▼

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All our employees make a difference. As a Manager you will not only provide employees with the leadership and motivation they need to do a great job. At the same time, you will keep an eye on our strategic vision, making sure that everything we do is in line with our top level objectives.

Working in a support role, you play a pivotal part of our continued success and the everyday operation of the Prison. We have a number of support functions within the Prison such as Human Resources, Psychology, Chaplaincy, Facilities Management and Administration plus many more, so there will be something that suits you!

We are committed to developing our employees as well as providing opportunities for progression. We will give you every chance to transform challenges into opportunities and to excel professionally and personally.


Whether you are already experienced in Prison management or are looking for a new career path as a Prison Custody Officer or are interested in a support role – you have a chance to make a difference.

Find out more details about the range of exciting opportunities available by clicking here.

Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from all diverse groups

We have a corporate responsibility to ensure that safeguarding and our G4S values are at the centre of all we do.

Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 5/10 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Her Majesties Prison and Probation Service and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 5/10 years as part of the security screening process for this role.


G4S seeks to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse community within which the business operates.

As part of our commitment to the highest standards of employment practice, we aim to provide equality of opportunity and fairness to all employees. Diversity in our workforce is not only ethically right and legally sound, but also has the benefit of providing positive role models for those in our care.

You can download a copy of our policy by clicking here.

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