Service Care Solutions Ltd
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Probation officer

Probation Officer - Newcastle

This company is currently seeking a qualified Probation Officer to join their team in the North East Region.

As a Probation Officer, you will be responsible for providing professional advice and assessment to courts, the Parole Board, and other criminal justice agencies.

You will also undertake offender management tasks with individuals assessed at all levels of risk of serious harm, including high and very high.


  • Provide professional advice and assessment, including written reports to courts, the Parole Board, other criminal justice agencies, and partner organisations.

  • Undertake the full range of offender management tasks with people on probation assessed at all levels of risk of serious harm including high and very high.

  • Use computer-based systems to produce, update, and maintain records and other documentation within agreed timescales.

  • Ensure timely and effective referrals to, and relationships between, offender management, court teams, victim contact units, interventions, Approved Premises, prisons, and external agencies to enhance positive outcomes, manage risk, and reduce reoffending.

  • Attend professional meetings and represent the PS at appropriate partnership forums e.g.


  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, maintain effective team relationships, and provide professional guidance and support to Probation Services Officers (PSOs) and other staff as appropriate.

  • Provide cover within your team and to other teams as required.

  • Undertake prison, home, or other alternate location visits as required.

  • Deliver and co-lead accredited programmes commensurate with grade.

  • Conduct mandatory alcohol and drug tests as required, and follow prescribed medication procedures.

  • Carry out safeguarding children duties in accordance with the PS statutory responsibilities and agency policies.

  • Demonstrate pro-social modelling skills by consistently reinforcing pro-social behaviour and attitudes and challenging anti-social behaviour and attitudes.

  • Work within the aims and values of PS and HMPPS.


  • Hold a Probation Officer qualification or be a qualified Probation Officer.

  • PQF Honours Degree/Graduate Diploma and Level 5 Diploma in Probation Practice; or Diploma in Probation Studies; or Diploma in Social Work (Probation option); or CQSW (Probation option).

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

  • Experience of working with diverse communities including promoting equality and valuing diversity.

  • An understanding and appreciation of equality.

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

  • Experience of working with people who have committed offences.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the work of the Criminal Justice System and the Probation Service.

  • A working knowledge of relevant legislation and National Standards.

  • Knowledge of Evidence Based Practice and risk/needs assessment tools.


  • Hybrid working where business needs allow.

  • Train station and nearby public transport links to current office.

  • Limited on-site parking.

If you are interested, please call Andy Quinney on 01772 208962 or email

  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: 3 months +
  • Rate: Up to £26.45 per hour
  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • Type: Contract
  • Industry: Public_Sector
  • Recruiter: Service Care Solutions Ltd
  • Contact: Andrew Quinney
  • Tel: 01772 208962
  • Fax: 01772 471473
  • Email: to view click here
  • Posted: 2023-12-14 16:27:36 -

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