Vacancy Type: Permanent

Location: HMP Barlinnie

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

Salary: £23,426

Closing Date: 2023-10-01

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

Job Purpose:

You will provide an effective and efficient tuck shop style service to the prisoner population. This will involve working within a warehouse environment preparing prisoner orders, delivering them to residential areas of the prison in all weather conditions and with direct contact with prisoners. Strict timescales are essential to this service as well as adherence to the requirements of SPS Finance Policies, including the accurate recording of all stock movements. You will also provide an effective and efficient record of all Prisoners transactions within the PPC/Prisoner Pin Phones/Prisoner Wages function within the department.


You will contribute to the delivery of an effective and efficient service in accordance with agreed timescales.

You will assist in the provision of assurance to management that all processes and systems are completed in accordance with the appropriate Operational Delivery Systems.

You will assist in the maintenance and management of the effective and efficient stock management system that ensures prisoner requests are met whilst meeting the requirements of Finance and Audit.

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

A minimum of two National 5 (or equivalent) qualifications, including English and Mathematics or relevant experience gained in a similar role and/or environment.


Experience Requirements

Knowledge Skills Requirements

Competent in the use of Microsoft Office packages including Word, Excel and Outlook.


Ability to effectively prioritise workload to meet departmental and organisational deadlines


Ability to effectively carry out weekly stock checks along with stock rotation


Well-developed communication skills at all organisational levels, both written and verbal.


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

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