Scottish Prison Service College

Research Manager

6 days left

£28,071 - £36,176
30 Aug 2019
22 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) is an agency of the Scottish Government, working in partnership with organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors to deliver safe and secure custodial services that empower offenders to take responsibility and to fulfil their potential.  The people in our care include some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable members of our communities.  The nature and needs of those who are in custody are becoming increasingly more complex, meaning the world our staff work in is changing rapidly, presenting us with new challenges every day.

Further details of our work can be seen in the SPS Corporate Plan.

We are continuing to review and reshape our service, responding to existing and emerging challenges, by developing our workforce through further education, training and professional development.  SPS College, which provides development for all those who work in Scottish Prisons, has recently become a credit rating body and is undergoing an exciting period of change to ensure that we have the right teaching and research capacity to inform training design, assurance and delivery.

We are currently recruiting for a Research Manager to work with the SPS College and be part of this journey of transformation.

In role, you will ensure that the SPS College is at the forefront of evidence-based approaches to learning and development within the criminal justice sector. You will apply your research skills to analyse developments in criminal justice and learning and development practice, which will positively contribute to the delivery of continuing professional development activities/programmes for staff with the SPS.

The SPS College is situated in Falkirk, Central Scotland, located in-between Glasgow and Edinburgh. Excellent transport links are in operation with regular train and bus links from Glasgow, Edinburgh and surrounding areas. Polmont train station is within walking distance from the SPS College. Within the role travel may be required to support research projects.

Successful applicants will hold a minimum of a Masters Degree (or equivalent/higher qualification) in a relevant discipline.

In role you will enjoy a range of benefits we offer, including job security, generous annual leave entitlement (34 days raising to 42 days), civil service pension scheme, childcare vouchers, free parking, free gym access and discounts at a number of high street stores and restaurants. Most importantly, you will be undertaking a role where you can make a real difference, helping to ensure there is fairness, safety, prosperity and opportunity, for all citizens across Scotland.

For further information, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01324 710466.  

Closing date for applications is 22nd September 2019

Please apply via the link.