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Senior Operational Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

At HMP Addiewell, we run the full prison operations which ranges from residential officers and other operational staff across the jail, integrated Facilities Management, rehabilitation services, resettlement programmes, education and skills development, vocational training, workshops and industries. 

Sodexo operate a number of prisons across the UK that rehabilitate those in our care, providing purposeful activity, employment, education, and support. We help prisoners to lead law-abiding lives in their community on release.

Under the guidance and vision of a new passionate Director HMP Addiewell is facing into a new exciting chapter whilst ensuring that we meet Sodexo’s high standards and those of our client; Scottish Prison Service.  

Working to the Deputy Prison Director HMP Addiewell  is now seeking an experienced Strategic Operational Manager to oversee the running and everyday delivery  within one of our key senior leadership functional head posts. ensuring that the highest standard of prisoner care and secure prisoner management is at the centre of everything you do.

The successful candidate will have: ;
  • A clear and demonstrable understanding of what makes a good leader, the skills required and the ability to motivate and engage staff and prisoners 
  • A clear understanding of the demands of an exceptionally complex and busy operational environment and the need to bring improvmentin every day tasks
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  • Ability to manage and develop key stakeholder relationships 
  • Previous experience of operating at senior functional management level within the criminal justice system 
Please see the job description for full details

Hours of work

37.5 per week - Monday to Friday with some flex available
There will be an expectation to be on call 1 week in 4 which may include the weekend


  • Salary of £44,700 - £55700 + additional performance based bonus of up to 15% 
  • Access to company pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to Sodexo “Everyday Savings” discount scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Individual Learning & Development Programme
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Bonus eligibility
  • Plus, many other benefits
All offers are subject to full security clearance checks 
About The Company 
At Sodexo, our purpose is to create a better every day for everyone to build a better life for all. As the global leader in services that improve the Quality of Life, we operate in 55 countries, serving over 100 million consumers each day through our unique combination of On-Site Food and FM Services, Benefits & Rewards Services and Personal & Home Services.

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