Working with us

We work closely with a variety of organisations and community groups to help facilitate effective rehabilitation of our prisoners. This includes arranging work placements for enhanced status prisoners to prepare them for release.

Find out how you can work with us below:

Release on Temporary Licence (RoTL) placements

Release on Temporary Licence (RoTL) provide residents with the opportunity to go out to work within the community. Find out more RoTL procedures and opportunities to offer placements.

  • Release on Temporary Licence (RoTL) provide residents with the opportunity to go out to work within the community, helping to prepare them for resettlement on release.

    Prisoners who qualify for this privilege are subject to a thorough risk assessment to ensure their suitability for the scheme.
  • We are always on the look-out for new RoTL opportunities to both strengthen links with the local community and maximise the rehabilitative support we can offer to prisoners.

    We currently work with organisations including:
    • Timpsons
    • YMCA
    • Skanska
    • Argos
    • Park Inn
    • Kier
  • If you would like to find out more about our RoTL procedures and discuss potential placements please contact Shashi Patel, Regimes and Business Development Manager, on 01733 217500 or by email to


Find out how you can volunteer at HMP YOI Peterborough

Official Prison Visitor (OPV) volunteer

You can volunteer to become an Official Prison Visitor (OPV), providing support to residents who do not have any friends or family able to visit them in custody.

OPVs offer a friendly relationship to those they visit and provide regular contact which is sympathetic and sensible, but independent of the prison and its staff.

Confidences about family, past behaviour and prison life remain between the OPV and the resident, however OPVs must report any threat or security risks to staff, fellow residents or the prison that may arise from any conversations. OPVs provide a link to the wider community, ensuring that the resident knows that they have not been forgotten.

Find out more

To find out more about becoming an Official Prison Visitor contact

Other volunteering opportunities

We welcome volunteers to help in many areas of the prison, assisting residents in their education and skills development.

Find out more

To find out more about volunteering opportunities and the roles available please contact Friends of Peterborough Prison.


Careers within Sodexo Justice

To find out more about working in Sodexo Justice, please visit Working in our prisons (

HMP YOI Peterborough
Saville Road

Tel: 01733 217500

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