Prisoner Services Assistants

HMP Edinburgh
Closing date
13/11/2020, 23:55
Normal Office Hours
Full-Time - 37 Hours
The post holder will provide an effective and efficient shopping and sundry provision service to the prisoner population within strict deadlines.  They will accurately collate and process individual orders, via a bag & tag operation and deliver the orders within the prison. The post holder may be required to cover the Prisoner Wages Admin Assistant during periods of non-attendace. This is a physically demanding role andmanual handling duties will be required.
Deliver an effective and efficient internal shopping service timeously by accurately picking, scanning and packing
individual provision orders.
Contribute towards an effective stock management system (weekly/ monthly physical stock checks) by reconciling stock reports and interrogating any discrepancies when they are identified.
Deliver shopping and sundry items to prisoners’ accommodation areas.

Process prisoner order sheets through the computerised records software (EPOS system).

Collect Newspaper/Magazines from front of house and deliver to the prisoner accommodation areas.
Receive, check and store weekly stock delivery.
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.


Experience Requirements

Knowledge and experience of stock control and delivery.


Competent in the use of all Microsoft Packages.


Knowledge Skills Requirements

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


Ability to prioritise workload to meet departmental and organisational deadlines. 


Ability to work individually and as part of a team.


Good numeracy skills and be able to compare a range of information.


Vacancy Information Booklets:

This opportunity is closed to applications.