I was on here a little while ago, I had passed the RAD for a position at Wandsworth and was all ready to go.
I was offered a job with a charity in London, and had started it when I got the call that I'd passed vetting. I made the choice then (after some talking with ex and parents) that the prison service was not necessarily the right thing for me (I have depression and am supported, use AD's, have a regime of training etc).
It's a year later, I am not happy with my place of work and am looking to move jobs. I work with the police a lot in my work and often end up feeling like I made the wrong decision turning the post down.
I have kept checking the jobs boards and this week applied for another post (Pass scheme) for a specific jail. I passed all online assessments and am waiting for my ARC date. My parents are still dead set against me going into the service (I'm 39 btw), they are worried about my mental health and safety I imagine, my mum is a prison visitor near their home.
Anyway, I am still moving forward with this right now. I feel like it's somewhere I could fit in and belong and work well at (taught for 12 years previously).