Vacancy Type: Permanent

Location: HMP Edinburgh

Pay Band: Please refer to full job description on SPS career site

Salary: £23,426

Closing Date: 2023-09-29

Hours of Work: Please refer to full job description on SPS career site

Job Purpose:

The Maintenance Operative – Painter will support the Estates Maintenance Team by primarily carrying out painting and decoration works but will also assist staff to undertake basic routine planned preventative maintenance (PPM), repair tasks, housekeeping and cleaning duties.

Work will be carried out to pre-set timescales, technical direction and standards


Primarily carry out commercial and domestic painting and decoration works throughout the prison site and the college adjacent.

Carry out allocated tasks to support the delivery of Planned Preventative Maintenance schedules including assisting Estates Maintenance staff, building fabric inspections, fire systems and equipment maintenance testing and inspection, PAT Testing and Cell Certification. Complete all required documentation accurately and timeously. This work will be done under the direction of a competent engineer. 

Maintenance of a safe and healthy working environment through regular housekeeping and hazard identification. Take a personal responsibility for reporting any dangers/deficiencies.

Undertake other routine work such as minor repair tasks on electrical, plumbing, building. Training will be given where the necessary skills do not exist. 

Assisting with the escorting of specialist external contractors when required.

Carry out housekeeping / cleaning duties

Person Specification

SPS recruitment and selection practice is based on the fundamentals of our Behavioural Competency Framework. This identifies behaviours and standards required both of applicants seeking to join us, and our staff in their respective roles. Assessment of specific behaviours, of which there are twelve, will be determined by the role you are applying for. Whilst it is unlikely you will be assessed on all of them , you will be assessed on these identified as key to role.

Qualifications Requirements

Minimum of two National 5’s, including Maths and English or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience of practical or manual working (including painting).

Experience Requirements

Knowledge Skills Requirements

Experience in carrying out painting and decoration work, basic engineering planned maintenance, repair tasks; please provide examples of your experience
Skills and experience in using and handling tools and equipment; please provide examples of your experience
Sound knowledge of Health and Safety Legislation and Safe Systems of Work; please provide evidence to demonstrate your knowledge

Selection Methods Please refer to full job description on SPS career site.

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