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Cladding Remediation - Support Officer

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Job summary

Grade - B1
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
30 April 2021 at midnight
Employment Type

Eligible Grades – All
Location – Denholm House, Livingstone
Further Information – Staff on any working pattern may apply

A Ministerial Working Group was set up to determine what action was needed in Scotland to ensure that buildings were safe for the people who live in and use them. After a period of considerable review changes to building / fire safety standards have taken place and more are imminent. However, a legacy of issues such as potentially unsafe cladding has resulted from a variety of issues.

Ministers have announced that significant public investment will be made in cladding assessment and where required remediation and this will be a key focus of the post. It is intended to kick-start a programme of work in Scotland to identify the scale of need and to which others such as developers are already contributing to, improving the safety of buildings across Scotland and providing reassurance to homeowners.

Main Duties
• Support the team to develop, deliver and implement the Cladding Remediation Scheme and associated guidance.
• Provide initial drafts for Micases and PQs.
• To provide financial reports on budget expenditure to assist the monitoring process.
• Support engagement with internal and external stakeholders, including building owners, the construction sector on the on implementation of the remediation scheme.
• To contribute to other priorities required by the Division, Directorate or wider Scottish Government as required.

Essential Criteria
1. Good organisational skills and the ability to manage competing priorities whilst working independently with minimum supervision.
2. Good people skills and experience in developing and maintaining good relationships with stakeholders.
3. Good communications skills with an ability to present your ideas clearly and concisely.
4. Proven track record of working effectively as part of a team, identifying and raising issues with senior team members where necessary and working flexibly across the team where required.

Communications and Engagement
Analysis and Use of Evidence

Provisional Dates for Sift and Assessment
To be confirmed.

Minimum Time in Post
The successful candidate will be expected to remain in post for a minimum of three years unless successful at gaining promotion to a higher Band or Grade.

In the event that further posts are required, a reserve list of successful candidates will be kept for up to 9 months.

Additional Information
Applicants must discuss their intention to apply with their current line manager to help ensure release dates can be agreed.

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.

For information on this post please contact Anne-Marie Hughes by email to anne-marie.hughes@gov.scot.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the resourcing team via recruitment@gov.scot.

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