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Prison Officer - Various Locations

Contract Type
Defence & Security
£18,871 rising to £23,373
Expiry Date
As a Prison Officer, you will be in a position of being able to make a difference to the community that you live in and be at the very heart of delivering the vision of ‘Helping to build a safer Scotland by unlocking potential and transforming lives

Job Description

Your role will be challenging and immensely rewarding, with responsibility for maintaining the custody and order of individuals whilst facilitating opportunities for those you are responsible for 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 offenders to take responsibility and transform their lives.


The Person:

  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Caring
  • Confident
  • Humility
  • Open Minded
  • Resilient
  • Excellent Communicator
  • Empathetic
  • Team Player
  • Enthuasiastic
  • Listening Skills


The Job:

  • Job Security
  • Work Life Balance
  • Challenging Behaviours
  • Career Progression
  • Excellent working conditions


The Rewards:

  • Civil Service Pension Scheme
  • Occupational Sick Pay
  • Annual Leave 34 rising to 42 days
  • Rewarding
  • Transforming Lives
  • Unlocking peoples potential
  • Management Opportunities
  • Free ParkingFree Staff Gymnasium


For further information on this exciting opportunity, including full job description and person specification, and to apply for this vacancy please visit the Scottish Prison Service website:


SPS will not tolerate any form of discrimination. If you cannot promote and demonstrate dignity, respect and equality, please don’t apply.

Closing Date: 10th February 2019.