Scottish Prison Service

About Scottish Prison Service

Diversity is vital to achieving our Vision – Helping to build a safer Scotland – Unlocking Potential – Transforming Lives – and we have made a clear commitment to equality and diversity through all of our activities. Our strategic priority remains the delivery of positive outcomes for those within our care, and we will achieve this through the continued development of our workforce. Improving the diversity of our workforce is both imperative, and essential, if our workforce is truly representative of the society we serve. An organisation of mixed gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, faith perspectives, different experiences and backgrounds provides a wider range of experiences, produces different innovative ideas and offers a variety of viewpoints. This enables informed decision making and ultimately leads to improving the quality of the services we offer. For these reasons the Scottish Prison Service is committed to increasing the levels of diversity within our workforce, enabling all our staff to bring their whole selves to work.

Working for us you will see just how much of a meaningful difference you make to those within our care. We also know that our employees want to do the best job possible, so we believe in properly rewarding our staff for their hard work and commitment. Rewarding our employees isn’t just about pay. We want to do everything we can to ensure that we protect your wellbeing, and you can enjoy a work/life balance.

Our benefits offer includes:

Cycle to work – You can get a discount on the bike of your choice, and you can pay for it through our salary sacrifice scheme.

Staff Discounts – All our employees have access to discounts with major brands and retailers.

Holidays – We have a generous annual leave entitlement of 34 – 42 days (depending on the job grade and length of service).

Pension – The Civil Service Pension Scheme is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees.

Health and Wellbeing – Our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) gives you 24/7 unlimited access to information, coaching and confidential counselling on a range of topics including work, your career, relationships, financial support and health & wellbeing.

Agile working (job role dependant) – We know how important it is to maintain a healthy work/life balance, particularly when you’re juggling your work and personal life.

Staff Networks – We are committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive organisation so people feel that they belong and can bring their whole self to work

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Scottish Prison Service

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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