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Product Owner

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Job summary

Salary £46889 - £57503
Location Glasgow
Hours Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date 09 July 2019 at midnight
Reference IRC71727IOE
Employment Type Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for Product Owners within the Social Security Programme Directorate based in Glasgow. 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.

This post is part of  the Programme devolving eleven Social Security Benefits to Scotland and launching a new Social Security Agency.  This is a high-profile and exciting programme of work, which  has political, public and media interest.

Working to a Service Manager, Product Owners will be responsible for the delivery of a particular Welfare Benefit or Support Service along with supporting technologies & processes, which will form part of the new Social Security Agency in Scotland,.  You will be responsible for bringing together and managing a multi-disciplinary team, which includes specialist resources from policy development, analysts, user research and service design, technical staff, specialist advisors and others; managing their work within an agile project delivery framework.

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. Ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders and teams in Scottish Government, IT providers and partner  organisations to deliver services and systems, with the aim of  providing better results for citizens.
2. Ability to bring together views and perspectives of a broad range of internal and external stakeholders including commercial and procurement specialists to provide a strong evidence base  and documentation for decisions.
3. Ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team and set priorities for yourself and others in a project and/or programme, using established, recognised  best practice project methodologies.
4. Ability to enable decision-making at the right level within your teams, removing unnecessary bureaucracy and facilitating delivery.

Futher 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 Social Security Resourcing who can be reached at email, socialsecurityprogramme_resourcing@gov.scot.

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