London Probation Trust Reviews

Updated 3 Aug 2015

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3.4
45%
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London Probation Trust Chief Executive Heather Munro
Heather Munro
3 Ratings
  1. "One of the best jobs I've ever had"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Case Administrator In Hostel and Probation Office in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at London Probation Trust for less than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance Learning about different people meeting new people from different walks of life colleagues developing yourself throwing yourself in to different situations no 2 days are the same character building

    Cons

    sometimes the cases you deal with can be hard to take mentally and if working on a case for a long period you may find that your personal feelings can come in to it especially if you've had similar experiences..

  2. "Cuts cause risk"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at London Probation Trust

    Pros

    Rehabilitating ex prisoners not to reoffend - chance to change lives and help keep communities safer.

    Cons

    Cuts and getting rid of people with experience means risk is greatly increased of reoffending

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  3. "Rewarding but difficult"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at London Probation Trust full-time

    Pros

    Working with people, great colleagues, supportive management, flexible working hours and opportunities to train and advance

    Cons

    The current changes mean the trust is no longer which will lead to a host of problems, excessively high caseload, unrealistic expectations from senior management, high levels of stress

  4. "A good public sector employer. Shame it's now changing so drastically."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Probation Officer in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at London Probation Trust for more than a year

    Pros

    As a qualified professional, you have autonomy on managing your cases, with the appropriate support and management, of course. Overtly anti-discriminatory in all areas of the organisation.

    Cons

    High case load not managed appropriately. Elements of discriminatory practice persist.

  5. "Has disconnected itself from it's core purposes and values, i.e. building relatonships with offenders."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Senior Probation Officer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at London Probation Trust

    Pros

    Probation Officer work can be personally satisfying when clients/offenders begin to make positive changes in their lives as a result of the carefully nurtured relationship

    Cons

    Dominated by static risk assessment systems, monitoring of target led objectives. All in all too much 'on-screen' time (74%), therefore the work can be demoralising adn stressful built around the fear of making mistakes in monitoring and recording.

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