Welcome to our survey!

You are being invited to participate in a research study, which is being undertaken by staff from the University of Liverpool and University of Birmingham.
Before you decide whether to participate, it is important for you to understand why the research is being done and what it will involve. Please take time to read the following information carefully and do not hesitate to contact us if you require any more information or if there is anything that you do not understand.
We would like to stress that you do not have to accept this invitation and should only agree to take part if you want to. Thank you for reading this.

1.     What is the purpose of the study?
The aim of this research is to explore the role of ex-Service personnel (Ex-SP) within Her Majesty’s Prison Service (HMPS). Although prior research has focused primarily on the former-military prisoner population, little is known about the role played by the apparently-large number of Ex-SP who work/have worked as staff within HMPS. This research is necessary given debates around the value of recruiting individuals with a military background, and the significant focus on the careers of Ex-SP and supporting their military-civilian transition.

2.     Why have I been chosen to take part?
You have been chosen because you have responded to a call for participants and self-identify as someone who has previously worked for HMPS.

3.     Do I have to take part?
Participation in this questionnaire is voluntary.

4.     What will happen if I take part?
If you decide to take part, you will be asked to fill in an online questionnaire through this SurveyMonkey platform. Questions will be displayed in English. The questionnaire should take a maximum of 30 minutes to complete, dependent upon the length and nature of your career service. During the questionnaire you will asked to indicate your responses using the mechanism clearly outlined. This will usually involve selecting a response that best represents your opinion in relation to the question.

5.     How will my data be used?
The University processes personal data as part of its research and teaching activities in accordance with the lawful basis of ‘public task’, and in accordance with the University’s purpose of “advancing education, learning and research for the public benefit.
Under UK data protection legislation, the University acts as the Data Controller for personal data collected as part of the University’s research. The Principal Investigator acts as the Data Processor for this study, and any queries relating to the handling of your personal data can be sent to Dr Jennifer Turner via the mechanisms outlined at the end of this information sheet.

Further information on how your data will be used can be found in the table on the next page.

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