Electrical Maintenance Opportunities (Electricians)

Various locations across Scotland
Starting salary up to £28,868 (this includes annual supplement of £3000), dependant on qualifications, skills and experience, with annual pay progression thereafter.
Closing date
06/07/2020, 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 Guidance for Applicants document):

  • 34 days annual leave, increasing to 42 days after 5 years
  • Free gym and car parking
  • Pension scheme with generous employer contributions
  • Additional training and qualification opportunities may be available with full support and funding provided
  • 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 Inverness, HMP Perth, HMP Low Moss (Bishopbriggs) and HMP & YOI Grampian (Peterhead), however we will also consider applications 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, for example small power and lighting systems. 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 pre-employment checks, which include: an Enhanced Disclosure Scotland check and a medical to assess suitability for role.

The safety and wellbeing of those living and working in our prisons is a priority for the SPS. We are continuing to recruit for essential roles, and the recruitment process will be facilitated online and where possible, virtually. Therefore, if progressing to the interview stage, you will not need to attend an SPS premises to attend your interview.

Carry out reactive and planned maintenance and minor installation works throughout the establishment as instructed to all electrical plant, equipment and systems.
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.
To provide technical support and advice on electrical and electronic issues to the Manager.
Identify and order replacement parts and equipment necessary for maintenance activities, 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 and maintaining 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

Flexible and adaptable with a willingness and ability to support on-call working arrangements.


Knowledge of Health and Safety requirements and relevant legislation.


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


Good problem solving and fault finding abilities


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This opportunity is closed to applications.