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Prison Service: Career Structure

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 17 May 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what mechanisms exist to regulate the promotion of staff working within HM Prison Service; and if she will make a statement. (137726)

Promotion in the Prison Service is based on competence. For most posts this will be by way of a competence based application form and interview. Job Simulation Assessment Centres (JSACs) are used to accredit staff at key operational promotion points. In exceptional circumstances, a managed appointment may be used to post someone on promotion.