Off By Sharon Black

Website Scottish Prison Service

Starting salary £21,638 progressing to £26,903

As an Operations Officer, you will be in a unique position of being able to make a real difference to the community that you live in and be at the very heart of delivering the SPS vision of ‘Helping to build a safer Scotland by unlocking potential and transforming lives’.

Your role will be challenging and immensely rewarding, with responsibility for maintaining the custody and order of individuals whilst facilitating opportunities for those in our care to maintain contact with their families, access education and training and ultimately assist them on their journey to be contributory citizens within our communities.

Contributing towards the prevention and management of challenging behaviour; you will provide safe and secure custodial services that empower those in our care to take responsibility and transform their lives.

The Person:

  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Caring
  • Confident
  • Humility
  • Open Minded
  • Resilient
  • Excellent Communicator
  • Empathetic
  • Team Player
  • Enthuasiastic
  • Pro-active

The Job:

  • Transforming lives
  • Unlocking peoples potential
  • Work Life Balance
  • Excellent working conditions
  • Job Security
  • Rewarding
  • Free Parking
  • Free Staff Gymnasium
  • Career Progression Opportunities

The Rewards:

  • Civil Service Pension Scheme
  • Occupational Sick Pay
  • Annual Leave 34 rising to 42 days

For further information on this opportunity, including full job description and person specification, please visit the SPS website or to start your application please click the “Apply Now” button.

SPS values the wealth of experience within the communities in which it serves and encourages applications from candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds to meet SPS’ aspiration of having a workforce which is reflective of the diversity of Scottish society.


Prison Officer – Operations – Various Locations across Scotland – Scottish Prison Service (

Closing Date: 24th April 2022

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