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The SPS offers a wide range of management careers. As well as careers in operational management we have management opportunities across all our support functions such as HR, Procurement, Finance, Engineering and IT.

We ensure all our managers are well equipped and provided with the support and development they need to lead our people. Continuous learning and development is a cornerstone of our management ethos.  

We provide extensive development that ranges from local coaching and mentoring to qualifications in Leadership and Management. We also regularly sponsor staff members to undertake further qualifications. At present this includes a small group of staff from all levels of our organisation undertaking a fully sponsored Masters in Penology and Applied Criminology through the University of Cambridge.

Operational unit manager

No two days are the same in our prisons and the role of Operational Manager provides true variety in a fast paced, complex and unique environment.

View the SPS jobs board where you can access and apply for all our current external vacancies, as well as supporting information you may find helpful when considering making an application to join the Scottish Prison Service.

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