Application Process - Offender Education Jobs

Application Process

To begin the application process, please submit your CV through Caribbean Opus to the relevant vacancy. All vacancies can be found here.

Once you have submitted your CV, your application will fall into one of two categories, depending on the employer:

  1. Some Offender Learning providers will require you to complete an application form. Where this  is necessary, you will be sent a link to the relevant recruitment pages.
  2. Other Offender Learning providers only require a CV in order for you to be considered for a role. In these cases, your CV will be passed to the employer directly by Caribbean Opus and you will be sent a confirmation of this.

The shortlisting process takes approximately 2 weeks from the closing date. If you are successful you will be contacted by OlassJobs, or the employer, to invite you to an interview or assessment centre, dependent on the vacancy type.

Interviews will generally take place at the prison where the vacancy you have applied for is based. Assessment centres may take place at external venues.

Do’s and Dont’s of Attending an Interview at a Prison

We appreciate that for some candidates the day that they attend an interview for an Offender Learning role may be the first time that they have visited a prison.

Due to the secure nature of the prison environment, there are a number of rules and regulations that you may need to be aware of:

What you must provide before hand

  • Full name and date of birth
  • National Insurance Number

What you must bring on the day

  • Photo ID - e.g. Driving Licence / Passport

What you cannot bring inside the prison

  • Mobile phones/electronic devices
  • Cash over the amount of £50
  • Credit cards
  • Sharp objects

Lockers are provided should you need to leave any of your personal belongings at the main prison gate.

Interview Resources/Materials

If you are interviewing for a teaching role, you may be asked to prepare a lesson and provide any relevant materials required, along with an accompanying lesson plan. Please use paper based resources only. The prisons cannot support candidate’s use of laptops, disks or USB sticks. 


The 10 islands have different currencies. We will be using USD as the general currency on the website.