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 post holder will provide an effective and efficient shopping and sundry provision service to the prisoner population within strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment. They will accurately collate and process individual orders, via a bagging & tagging operation and delivering the orders to residential areas. The post holder may be required to cover the Prisoner Wages Admin Assistant as highlighted by management.  


Contribute to the delivery of an effective and efficient grocery/shopping service in accordance to agreed timescales.  The post holder will be required to undertake manual handling duties on a daily basis, in a warehouse type vicinity.

Check canteen sheets for accuracy and process orders through an electronic point of sale system

Accurately pick, charge on till and seal prisoners canteen orders in preparation to deliver to residential areas within strict deadlines.

Receive and check weekly stock delivery and input onto stock management software. Effective stock management, rotation and including physical stock check.

Collect newspaper/magazines from front of house and deliver to the prisoner accommodation areas.

As part of a multi-functional team you will be require to perform other tasks/ relief cover as specified by the Deputy Finance Manager.

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 (or equivalent) qualifications, including English and Mathematics or relevant experience. Essential 

Experience Requirements

Knowledge Skills Requirements

Knowledge and experience of stock control and delivery.  Essential 
Competent in the use of Microsoft Packages. Essential 

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

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