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Business Planning and Risk Manager

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Job summary

Salary B2: £29,759 - £34,087
Location Galashiels
Hours Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date 05 September 2019 at midnight
Reference IRC67927E
Employment Type Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Business Planning and Risk Manager within the Scottish Public Pensions Agency based in Galashiels. 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.

The Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA) is an Agency of the Scottish Government. Our purpose is to deliver a high quality customer service that ensures the day to day administration and payment of pensions on behalf of the Scottish NHS, Teacher’s, Police and Fire schemes as well as the Scottish Parliamentary and Scottish Legal Aid Board schemes.

The Business Planning and Risk Manager will report to the Head of Business Management and work closely with the Agency’s Strategic Leadership Team to lead a central strategic planning function. The Business Planning and Risk Manager will also maintain a coordinated approach to risk management across the Agency, whilst supporting the Audit and Risk Committee.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

We would also consider significant relevant experience if you do not meet the minimum required qualifications as stated above.

Essential Criteria
1. Experience of working in a planning, risk or governance role.
2. Understanding of the operating and external environment impacting on the public sector in Scotland with an ability to engage with internal and external stakeholders and horizon scan for risks.
3. Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to explain complex detail, provide professional advice and opinion.
4. Understanding of performance reporting and the benefits to the Agency.

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 Michael Henman who can be reached at michael.henman@gov.scot.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact HR Resourcing on 0131 244 2843 or via recruitment@gov.scot.


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