Our Psychological Services Teams are a long established and integral part of the prisons we operate.
They’re also part of a wider Serco team that numbers over 30,000 in the UK - all working to support public services and the people that they serve. A strong public sector ethos runs through our organisation, which is why you will always find that our people are motivated to make a positive difference, in line with our core values of Care, Trust, Passion and Innovation.
Make a difference every day
Meaningful and vital work
Using specialist behavioural analysis, we work with prisoners on an individual basis or through offending behaviour programmes - addressing the specific risks and needs of each resident in order to reduce the chances of them reoffending. As a team we’re always looking to innovate and evolve our programmes, and we also work extensively with our colleagues within prison custody, providing evidence-based opinion on factors relating to security, reintegration and release.
A world of opportunities
With six prisons across the UK and a breadth of roles, you’ll be wholeheartedly supported on career development, with internal progression strongly encouraged. We actively fund psychologists towards chartered and/or registered status, along with ongoing CPD activities. Our centre of excellence shares best practice and ideas from the UK and from our NZ and Aus prisons.
You’ll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team, who believe passionately in the value of our work. Often we work with people who are very vulnerable, who have experienced significant trauma and difficulty in their lives, and our therapeutic approach promotes self-efficacy and respects individual difference. And as well as professional support our close knit and friendly teams also support each other. We regularly hold social and charity activities and enjoy a flexible working policy.