Off By Sharon Black

Website Scottish Prison Service

Starting salary £27,018 progressing to £34,998

Prison Officers – Residential are a principal agent of delivery of the SPS Vision of Unlocking
Potential and Transforming Lives as they are a critical point of contact between those in
custody and the organisation charged with their safety, security and personal development.
The role can be physically demanding spending the majority of time in the residential
(accommodation) area of the prison. You will have a positive and caring approach towards
those in our care and adopt an asset-based approach, fostering effective relationships in
order to help those in SPS care to desist from offending and help transform their lives.

The role depends upon Prison Officers embracing the aims and ethos of the SPS Mission and
their personal efficacy and professionalism are vital to developing and maintaining essential
working relationships with those in our care. The design and delivery of person-centred
services, requires staff who not only demonstrate SPS Values, but who believe in change
and their ability to affect it.  Our values are;

Belief – belief that people can change
Respect – have proper regard for individuals, their needs and their human rights
Integrity – apply high ethical, moral and professional standards
Openness – work with others to achieve the best outcomes
Courage – have the courage to care regardless of circumstances
Humility – recognize that we can learn from others


  • Job Security
  • Career Development
  • Civil Service Pension Scheme
  • 34 days annual leave progressing up to 42 days with continuous service.

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.

Closing Date: 28th April 2022

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.

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