Director, Public Sector Prisons

Alan Scott

Alan  Scott



Alan was appointed Acting Director, Public Sector Prisons at the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) in September 2016. Alan has worked in offender management for over 33 years.

His previous roles include:

  • Deputy Director of Custody, North West
  • Area Manager, South West
  • Governor, HMP Wymott
  • Governor, HMP Preston

Director, Public Sector Prisons

The Director, Public Sector Prisons, NOMS is responsible for:

  • 110 prisons and 3 immigration removal centres (85% of the prison population in England and Wales)
  • a budget of £1.7 billion
  • approximately 37,000 staff
  • overall operation of the prison service
  • reducing the unit cost of prison places
  • maintaining safety, security and decency