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Prison Careers

Full Prison Management

Our public sector ethos is to pursue a compassionate, rehabilitative approach to reduce the demand on the custodial system and to successfully integrate those in our care back into the community.

Prison Officer

Working as a Prison Officer isn't always easy - but it is rewarding. Whilst you're ensuring the safety of those around you we'll be providing you with the accredited training and development you'll need for a long, successful, and interesting career within Serco. And as well as supportive colleagues we also give you a competitive salary and benefits package too. 

We operate six adult prisons in the UK

HMP Ashfield

HMP Ashfield is a category C adult male facility near Bristol that holds 400 convicted prisoners serving sentences for sexual offences. Serco has been responsible for operating the prison since 2005 and today employs around 200 staff on site. Serco’s primary purpose at HMP Ashfield is to treat prisoners convicted of sexual offences in a safe, decent and healthy environment.

HMP Doncaster

HMP Doncaster is a category B local resettlement prison situated in South Yorkshire and houses a male population of up to 1145 individuals. As a ‘local remand’ institution, the purpose is to work with the prisoners, particularly those serving less than a 12 month sentence, to ensure that they have the support they need for resettlement as well as access to the services and support available to them after release.

HMP Kilmarnock

HMP Kilmarnock is a closed, high security establishment accommodating remand, short term and long term male adult prisoners and male young offender remand prisoners. One of two private prisons in Scotland, it has been operated by Serco since 1999 under a 25 year contract on behalf of the Scottish Prison Service (SPS). It has 500 single cells and a maximum capacity of 692 prisoners.

HMP Dovegate

HMP Dovegate is a Category B adult male facility near Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. Serco cares for up to 1060 male adult prisoners over the age of 21 serving a range of sentences. HMP Dovegate runs a Therapeutic Community which is the UK’s only privately owned, purpose built facility providing an environment that changes people’s way of thinking with the shared aim of changing lives for the better.

HMP Fosse Way

We will operate HMP and YOI Fosse Way, a brand-new resettlement prison in Leicester from early 2023. The 10-year contract with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) will see us providing a secure, safe, and decent environment aimed at reducing re-offending, caring for and working with around 1,700 prisoners.

HMP Thameside

HMP Thameside is a local resettlement prison in the Thamesmead area of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, South-East London and is situated next to HMPs Belmarsh. Thameside is London’s only private prison. A new-build prison, successfully completed in 2012, Serco has run the facility since it opened. The prison quickly and safely respond to the needs of the custodial population within the heart of London.

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