Regimes Officer - Joiner

HMP Edinburgh
Starting salary £24,978, progressing to £34,998 over a four year period
Closing date
28/10/2019, 23:55
Shift Work

The post holder will be responsible for working directly with prisoners within the Joinery Workshop at HMP Edinburgh promoting positive engagement. They will support prisoners gain appropriate nationally recognised qualifications aimed at improving their employment prospects on release. As part of the role the post holder will engage in community facing projects working alongside a range of internal and external stakeholders. In addition, the post holder will play a key role in daily prisoner management including, where required, providing short term cover in the residential halls.  

As this is an operational role, the successful candidate will be required to attend the 6 week Operational Foundation Programme (OFP) prior to taking up post in the establishment. The next OFP is scheduled for early 2020, either at HMP Grampian or an establishment in the Central Belt. Full travel and subsistence will be provided during the 6 weeks. On the successful completion of the OFP the candidate will take up post at HMP Edinburgh.

Deliver required certified training to meet targets set for the establishment in accordance with the Performance Contract. Provide support to other areas to ensure effective service delivery.
Effectively train and instruct prisoners in the theory and practice required to achieve the standards set by the relevant examining body or training organisation.
Maintain security and discipline in the workplace by monitoring of tool issue, rub down searches and searches of the workplace meeting security standards set by National Policy.
Ensure effective use of resources: budget, prisoner numbers, wages, time, materials, tooling and equipment within functional area.
Ensure effective maintenance of machinery and equipment is carried out in accordance with regulations
Maintenance of a safe, healthy and standards compliant working environment through regular and effective Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment.
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

Served a recognised Wood Working apprenticeship and achieved an accredited qualification (City & Guilds or SVQ equivalent).


Achieved the A1 (D32) Assessor Award or willing to work towards.


Experience Requirements

Joinery / Woodwork Experience

Experience of working in an industries type background in a joinery/wood working environment with the ability to interpret and work from drawings, instructions and specifications.


Safe Working Practices

Health & Safety at Work (including fire regulations and COSHH)


Developing Others

Experience of developing and supporting others.


Knowledge Skills Requirements

Influencing the behaviour of others

Evidence of your ability to confidently and positively influence and where necessary challenge the behaviours of others.


Working with Others

Ability to work individually and as part of a team and demonstrate strong leadership skills as well as an ability to build and maintain effective working relationships.


Communication Skills

Excellent written and oral communication skills.


Written Exercise
Fitness Test
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