Vacancy Type: Permanent

Location: HMP Shotts

Pay Band: Please refer to full job description on SPS career site

Salary: £21,638

Closing Date: 2022-10-12

Hours of Work: Please refer to full job description on SPS career site

Job Purpose:
The post holder will provide an effective and efficient grocery/shopping service to the prisoner population, adhering to strict guidelines and deadlines in a fast paced environment, accurately processing and bagging individual orders in preparation for delivery to residential areas. The post holder may be required to cover the Prisoner Wages Admin Assistant as highlighted by management. This role will have prisoner contact.


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 reconciliation including physical stock check.

As part of a multi-functional team you will be required to perform other tasks/ relief cover as specified by Accounts 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

A minimum of 2 National 5 qualifications, including English and Maths or equivalent qualifications.


Experience Requirements

Sound knowledge and experience of stock control.


Competent and experienced in the use of ICT tools, including Microsoft Office.


Knowledge Skills Requirements

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


Ability to prioritise workload to meet departmental deadlines.


Ability to work individually and as part of a team.   


Ability to analyse, interpret and report on a range of information. Excellent numeracy skills and attention to detail.


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

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