Life as a Physical Education Instructor (PEI)

As a specialist prison officer role, physical education instructor (PEIs) play an important part in delivering purposeful activity for prisoners, as well as promoting fitness and wellbeing opportunities for staff.

Working as a PEI in a prison requires discipline, a passion for physical and mental fitness and a keen interest in developing others. As it does in the military, sport and maintaining a healthy level of physical and mental fitness plays a vital role in:

  • building positive relationships
  • promoting teamwork
  • and for serving as an outlet for stress and frustration

As a PEI, you will be joining a relatively small, yet highly valued team, in a role full of opportunity, purpose and reward.

After completing a minimum of 12 months’ training and working as a prison officer, you will have the opportunity to attend pre-selection to become a PEI.