Walton Jail is advertising for 50 new prison officers .

HM Prison Liverpool has vacancies for full-time, part-time and job share roles and they come with a salary of between £21,902 and £23,763 based on 39 hours a week.

The job advert claims, however, that there is the potential to earn more.

No formal qualifications are required to become a prison officer, but the first stage of the application involves a maths test and a situational judgment test assessing how you would react in scenarios you could face in the prison.

The role involves supervising and managing prisoners decently, lawfully, safely and securely, and keeping the prison a safe place by conducting searches on prisoners, staff and visitors.

Desk duties involve keeping detailed records and filing timely reports.

The job advert goes into detail about the type of person they鈥檙e after, saying: 鈥淵ou鈥檒l need great communication skills to deal with all kinds of situations, and your ability to listen well, put yourself in someone else鈥檚 shoes and work with prisoners to understand them will be vital.

鈥淪elf-confidence, personal integrity and emotional intelligence are also a must, along with plenty of resilience and physical stamina too. Together, these qualities will allow you to support prisoners with their rehabilitation, in a safe environment.?/p>

HMP Liverpool

Benefits include 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, civil service pension, annual season ticket loan and a childcare voucher scheme.

If you pass the online test, you will be invited to an assessment day involving role plays, a written test and a fitness and health screening.

Successful officers are then given a 10 week training programme during which they鈥檒l gain a Level 3 Diploma.

The application deadline is Sunday, April 30.

Last year, staff staged an unofficial walkout claiming officers had been assaulted and there was a problem with prisoners using the drug Spice.

If this job isn鈥檛 for you, there are plenty more roles in Liverpool taking applications. They鈥檙e listed here .