Prison Officer Recruitment Scotland

As a Operations Officer, you’ll operate as part of a busy team to help maintain the smooth running of our establishments. You’ll play a key role in maintaining the safety and security of those in our care, our staff and our visitors. Although your direct contact with prisoners will be minimal, the role you will play is of high importance and critical to the safe running of our prisons.

We have 15 prison establishments based across Scotland. We employ Operations Officers within all of our establishments, further information about our locations can be found here.

As well as having several locations within the central belt of Scotland we also recruit to our establishments in; Dumfries, Inverness & Grampian (Peterhead).

What does it take to become an Operations Officer?

As an Operations Officer, your role will be both challenging and rewarding. Your role is key to ensuring that the prison environment is safe, therefore it’s important that you have good problem solving skills and a pro-active approach towards your work.

Due to the nature of our business, it’s vital that you are able to follow procedures and uphold standards, but you’ll also be able to demonstrate professional judgement and discretion where necessary.

You’ll enjoy working with others and have a natural ability to build relationships with individuals of all backgrounds. You could be the first point of contact for those coming into our care as they enter the establishment from court, so it’s important that you are approachable, supportive and show genuine compassion towards others.

There are no formal qualification requirements, however it is essential that you have experience of working within a people facing environment.

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