It is an amazing opportunity, there are very few things in modern life in Britain which will give you that range of challenge. That level of excitement, that level of responsibility. It’s an extraordinary job - it’s a great privilege for me to be prison minister, it’s an even greater privilege to be a prison governor.
Rory Stewart, Minister of State
The role of Leadership
Your role as a Senior Leader
Your responsibility as a Senior Leader within HM Prison and Probation Service won’t just be to offenders, though. You’ll also have a duty to their families, to victims, to colleagues, to other areas of the Criminal Justice System, to the community you work in and to the wider public. Doing the right thing in everyone’s eyes might not be possible, but you’ll be confident enough to make the right decision for the right reasons.
If you join the Senior Leadership Scheme, your future will see you predominantly working within the prison service. However, once you have completed the programme you will have gained a wealth of experience that could be useful in a number of different roles and departments across our organisation.