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Operational Researcher

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Job summary

Salary £46889 - £57503
Location Dundee
Hours Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date 14 May 2019 at midnight
Reference IRC69858E
Employment Type Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for an Operational Researcher within the Social Security Directorate 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.

Social Security Insights is situated within the Social Security Scotland Agency in Dundee (with potential for some working in Glasgow).  The Insights Team has a broad and varied workload including;
• developing statistical and analytical support to inform and influence the design and implementation of a new social security system in Scotland,
• monitoring and analysis of each of the devolved Social Security benefits as they go live.

This post contributes towards the following Scottish Government National Outcomes:
• We have tackled the significant inequalities in Scottish society
• We have improved the life chances for children, young people and families at risk
For more information on Scottish Government National Outcomes visit http://www.scotland.gov.uk/About/scotPerforms/outcomes

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.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria:
1. Good data processing and analysis skills using appropriate software (e.g. SAS).
2. Project management and team leadership, including programme management of several projects concurrently.
3. Excellent communication skills, particularly the ability to explain statistical or other complex ideas to those from a non-technical background.
4. Ability to develop good relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.

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 Mel Giarchi who can be reached at mel.giarchi@gov.scot or 0131 244 0056.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the resourcing team on 0131 244 9252 or via recruitment@gov.scot.


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