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Technical Platform Owner (TPO)

Job summary

Salary Salary £46,889 - £57,503 Fixed Term Appointment for 36 months
Location Glasgow
Hours Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date 30 May 2019 at midnight
Reference IRC70506E
Employment Type Fixed Term Appointment - Fair and Open

We are currently seeking applications for 3 Technical Platform Owners (TPO)  within the Social Security Division: CDO  based in Glasgow. These are Fixed Term  (36 month)  pensionable appointments 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 Smith Commission proposed the devolution of significant welfare powers to the Scottish Parliament. Many of these powers are set out in the new Scotland Act. Social security benefits of around £2.9bn will be transferred from the UK Parliament, including powers to create Scottish benefits for those of working age. This will allow the Scottish Government to establish many elements of a Scottish social security system. Ministers will wish to use these powers to demonstrate the competency of the Scottish Government in delivering new services effectively and to outline a distinctive Scottish approach to social security. This is a high-profile and exciting area, with continuing political, public and media interest.

The Social Security Directorate is a relatively new Directorate which is expanding rapidly to manage the devolution of social security powers through the Scotland Act 2016. The Chief Digital Officer has a remit to provide infrastructure and systems to support both the wider social security programme and the creation of the new Social Security Scotland Agency.

Pay Supplement
This post attracts a £4,000 Digital Data and Technology pay supplement, (DDaTPS), after a 9 months ICT 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.

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. Experience of Project Management with a successful track record of delivering effective IT solutions.  
2. Experience of requirements capture using tools such as MoSCoW to identify Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for technology solutions to support business capabilities.
3. Experience of managing internal and external ICT delivery partners through system development lifecycles to deliver effective IT solutions.
4. Experience of managing multi-disciplinary IT Teams for example in-house resources, working alongside specialist IT contractors, e.g. solution architects or information security architects.

Provisional Dates for Sift and Interview
TBC

Minimum Time in Post
The successful candidate will be expected to remain in post for a minimum of 3 years unless successful in gaining promotion to a Higher Band or Grade.

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.Your CV and statement should be submitted as one document via the online application form using the 'apply' button below.

For further information please contact Helen Robertson on 0141 242 0121 or by email Helen.Robertson@gov.scot 

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