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Probation services officer Average UK Salary & Prospects

Probation services officers (PSOs) supervise people serving community and prison sentences who are considered to be 'low-risk'.

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Probation services officers typically work around 37 to 39 hours per week.

As a Probation services officer you will typically work evenings / weekends.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical,
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    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    33,771 GBP *
    per year
    22,039 GBP
    27,373 GBP
    5+ Experience
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
    Average salary for Probation services officer

    Men make 3% more than Women
    • 34,464 GBP
    • 33,260 GBP
    Average salary for part-time Probation services officer
    Average salary for full-time Probation services officer

    • 20,813 GBP
    • 21,470 GBP
    • 33,771 GBP
    • 33,260 GBP
    • 34,464 GBP
    Pay over time for Probation services officer

    Pay for this role has increased over time
    • 32,182 GBP
    • 32,012 GBP
    • 26,478 GBP
    • 27,100 GBP
    • 32,819 GBP
    • 33,771 GBP

    Future outlook for Probation services officers

    Balanced outlook
    8 000+ jobs available
    Balanced outlook
    1% yearly wage growth (on average)
    Very good outlook
    26% chance of automation in the future

    Probation services officer - Your future job?

    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Probation services officer and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • 64% of people in this role have GCSEs or equivalent
    • 10% of people in this role have a certificate of higher education or equivalent but no degree
    • 9% of people in this role have do not have GCSEs or equivalent qualifications

    You may find it helps your application if you take a college course like:

    • a diploma in public services
    • a qualification in youth and community work
    • A levels

    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Probation services officer

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    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful Probation services officer. Check that you know:
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    Inventory management software Inventory tracking software
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    Things to highlight for your Probation services officer interview

    Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. Self Control Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

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