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Latest Vacancies
Digital Services Programme Manager


Closing Date:9 Jun 2023 10:00 BST
Canteen Assistant - Temporary 6 months Fixed Term

HMP Glenochil

Closing Date:6 Jun 2023 11:00 BST
Canteen Assistant x 2

HMP Glenochil

Closing Date:6 Jun 2023 11:00 BST
Maintenance Operative HMP YOI Polmont

HMYOI Polmont

Closing Date:5 Jun 2023 10:00 BST
Security Officer


Closing Date:2 Jun 2023 10:00 BST
Services Assistant


Closing Date:2 Jun 2023 10:00 BST
Business Improvement Administrator

HMP Glenochil

Closing Date:31 May 2023 11:00 BST
Business Improvement Administrator

HMP Edinburgh

Closing Date:16 Jun 2023 12:00 BST
Maintenance Operative HMP Low Moss

HMP Low Moss

Closing Date:29 May 2023 10:00 BST
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Do you want to help to transform the lives of offenders and help build a safer Scotland?


We require a range of specialist skills to ensure our establishments can provide safe and secure custody.


Finance, Human Resources, Psychology, Procurement... we employ a range of talented people to support our Mission.


We have a range of management career options available including our trainee management programme.

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We offer Modern Apprenticeships providing work experience, further education and career progression opportunities for young people.


The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) operates in a fascinating, complex and rapidly changing environment. Our vision is to help build a safer Scotland by unlocking potential and transforming lives. To enable us to successfully deliver our vision, we are committed to nurturing and investing in our greatest strength and resource: Our People. We are proud to employ a diverse range of people; each contributing their own unique experiences and skills to enhance the service we deliver. Whatever the role, you will find your SPS experience both challenging and rewarding. You will be committed to helping us to achieve our goals and in return we will be committed to helping you to achieve yours.

By exploring Opportunities in the SPS you will find out how you can help make a difference and help us transform our vision into reality. 




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