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Senior Manager, Policy and Improvement

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Job summary

Office of the Scottish Charity Register is a distinct legal entity and staff joining from other organisations will be issued with a new contract of employment. Office of the Scottish Charity Register is a Non-Ministerial Office, which is part of the Scottish Administration, employing staff on Scottish Government Main terms and conditions and pay arrangements. For more information please contact the Recruiting Manager named at the bottom of the advert.
£49420 - £61617
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
26 October 2021 at midnight
IRC88645 E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Senior Manager, Policy and Improvement within the Scottish Charity Regulator based in Dundee. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

As the independent regulator and registrar of all 25,000 Scottish charities OSCR wants to see charities at the heart of a vibrant and sustainable Scotland. In this post you will be central to this, working to influence and inform national policy affecting charities, and help shape the Scottish charity sector. This will include the legislation to improve Charity Law just announced in the Programme for Government. You will also lead our work to ensure that charities are well-run and thriving, enabling and influencing to improve standards and practice in the sector.

You will lead a team of four direct reports to engage with the Scottish Parliament, local and national government, funders and other key bodies in line with our Engagement Strategy; to ensure that we use our intelligence and expertise to shape and influence policy and sector improvement; and to work with the sector and stakeholders to enable and support improvement in governance and provision of public benefit

OSCR is a relatively small organisation with approximately 50 members of staff. While we are based in Dundee, we welcome applications from people based elsewhere, reflecting this post’s focus on working with external stakeholders within Scottish Government, the Scottish Parliament and the charitable sector.

Essential Criteria
1. Strategic awareness and the ability to see the bigger picture and operate successfully in complex systems
2. Proven ability to work strategically and collaboratively with a range different internal and external stakeholders, making links across organisational boundaries to deliver shared objectives
3. Expertise in policy development and decision making processes of government
4. Effective people management, motivating a team to deliver results and helping them to reach their full potential

Nationality requirements
This job is broadly open to the following groups:
• UK nationals
• nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
• nationals of the Republic of Ireland
• nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
• certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Martin Tyson on email at martin.tyson2@oscr.org.uk

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview. In addition, a personal device of choice, which has the interview application downloaded. This could be MS Teams or Webex for example. This will allow candidates to undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds.

The Scottish Government is a diverse and inclusive workplace and we want to help you demonstrate your full potential whatever type of assessment is used. If you require any adjustments to our recruitment process, please let us know via recruitment@gov.scot


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