Electrical Maintenance Opportunities (Electricians)

HMP Edinburgh, HMP Low Moss, Various locations across Scotland
Up to £26,373 (includes annual supplement of £3,000) dependant on qualifications, skills and experience.
Closing date
16/08/2019, 12:00
All Hours required
Full-Time - 37 Hours

Looking for job security and a role with career progression opportunities? Working Monday to Friday plus occasional on-call and access to overtime; we provide all tools and PPE. In addition, you can access the following benefits (additional information in the attached Pay & Benefits Statement):

  • 34 days annual leave, increasing to 42 days after 5 years
  • Free gym and car parking
  • Pension scheme with generous employer contributions
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme - pay for childcare via your wages to reduce the tax paid by you
  • Discounts at high street stores, supermarkets and restaurants

The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) is currently recruiting for Electricians to join our estates teams within HMP Edinburgh and HMP Low Moss (Bishopbriggs), however we will also consider applicatins for other locations across Scotland. You can access details of our Prison Locations here. 

Our Electrical Maintenance Engineers provide a comprehensive repairs and maintenance service for electrical and electronic systems such as CCTV, locking systems, Building Management Systems (BMS), heating and ventilation systems throughout each prison. We will invest in your development to allow you to learn and apply new skills which can include development into management roles.

Please note that there will be a requirement to periodically work on-call hours.

Successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Scotland check and a pre-employment medical to assess suitability for role.

Carry out reactive and planned maintenance and minor works throughout the establishment as instructed to all electrical plant, equipment and systems whilst utilising IT applications.
Maintain a safe and healthy working environment through regular checking and testing of electrical appliances and installations in accordance with relevant legislation. Participating in an "on-call" rota for emergency repairs, providing area coverage when required.
Monitor and adjust electrical control systems to ensure optimum performance within guidelines as well as electrical inspection and testing.
To provide technical support and advice on electrical and electronic issues to the Technical Manager and other staff as necessary.
Assume practical responsibility for all electrical installations, and provide timely pre-emptive condition reports to the Technical Manager.
Assess and order parts and equipment necessary for individual tasks, in conjunction with the administrator.
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

Have completed a recognised apprenticeship in an electrical/electronic discipline


Qualified to 17th Edition Wiring Regulations, BS 7671 (18th Edition is preferred)

NB. There will be a requirement for you to successfully complete the 18th Edition qualification during your probationary period, if not already achieved


Experience Requirements

Experience of installing, maintaining, and enhancing electrical systems and components, including fuses, lights, and wiring


Experience of performing preventative maintenance on electrical systems and components


Experience of testing electrical systems and components to ensure proper functioning


Knowledge Skills Requirements

Full driving licence that enables you to drive in the UK is preferred but we will consider proposals put forward to carry out the duties by any other means


Knowledge of Health and Safety requirements, including Safe Systems of Work (SSOW)


Ability to work effectively with minimum supervision and as part of a team


Good problem solving and fault finding abilities


Vacancy Information Booklets:

This opportunity is closed to applications.