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Service Owner

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Grade C2: £64,698 - £74,675
DDaT Pay Supplement* £4,000 per annum pro rata
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
18 May 2021 at midnight
IRC85127 E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Service Owner within the Product and Commercial Division based in Edinburgh. 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.

DDaT Pay Supplement
This post attracts a £4,000.00 DDaT pay supplement after a 9 month DDaT competency qualifying period.  Pay supplements are temporary payments designed to address recruitment and retention issues caused by market pressures and are subject to regular review.

Your role as the Service Owner will have a significant impact by leading a team to complete targeted reviews of Public Sector Digital and Technology spend to identify opportunities for collaboration, innovation, and reduce duplication. This service will drive value through a "Once for Scotland" approach to Digital and Technology delivery supporting alignment to the Scottish Government Digital Strategy.

This team will provide a critical service to Scotland and the Public Sector ensuring there is visibility for organisations, and programmes on key planned digital and technology spend increasing awareness and promoting knowledge share across the public sector.

This role sits within the Product and Commercial division, part of Scottish Government’s Digital Directorate. The aim of the division is to help central government and related organisations deliver products and adopt digital business models that will produce well designed, accessible and inclusive public services. This is supported by modern, flexible and digitally-focused commercial and procurement processes.

As part of our commitment in the revised digital strategy ,we will introduce spend controls on digital/IT investments to accelerate the implementation of common platforms, processes and standards and eliminate unnecessary duplication in procurement, ensuring we utilise what already exists.

Essential Criteria
1. Experience of policy delivery, with strong programme, project, and contract management skills.
2. Ability to build strong productive relationships, that allow careful handling of sensitive issues including the ability to communicate complex issues in a way that influences a broad range of stakeholders.
3. Strong experience of leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams to deliver tangible change, including working with external stakeholders.
4. Ability to think creatively and analytically, using different sorts of information to solve problems.

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, please submit a CV outlining your relevant skills and experience for the role (no more than 2 sides of A4) and a personal statement (of no more than 750 words). When considering how your experience relates to the role, please tailor your CV and personal statement to reflect the role and the essential skills/criteria as described in the job description/person specification via this website before the closing date. Your CV and personal statement should be one document. For further information on this role please contact Trish Quinn at Trish.Quinn@gov.scot.

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 Skype for Business application downloaded.  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.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0131 244 8500 or via recruitment@gov.scot

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