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Working in a Prison

What are the requirements to work in a prison?
The majority of nursing roles within a prison will require previous prison experience however, there are numerous prisons that are looking for nurses even if they haven't worked in a prison or offender health environment before. So, if you just have a general nursing degree with hospital or any other sort of experience we'd love to hear from you. 

How long does it take to receive prison clearance?
Due to the nature of the working environment, prison clearance will on average take between 6-12 weeks to be processed.

Sanctuary Criminal Justice will also provide inductions and full security vetting.

What are the benefits of working in a prison?

Once you've received prison clearance and gained experience as a prison nurse, you will always be in high demand. There is numerous positions available throughout the UK that we have access to. Working in a prison could lead to opportunities within management in prison services other secure environments such as secure training centres, secure hospitals and immigration removal centres that we also supply to.

You can also work different shift times which will allow you to work around your personal needs.

It's also an opportunity to engage with a range of other professionals include doctors and GPs, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, psychological therapists and other prison staff.

What type of prisons can I work at?
Depending on the prison you work at, you could potentially work in an open prison, high secure unit, women's prison or young offenders' institute.

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