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Product Lead

Job summary

Salary
£37418 - £45241
Location
Edinburgh
Hours
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
10 March 2020 at midnight
Reference
IRC82575IOE
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Product Lead within Social Security 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.

The Social Security Programme has been established to set up the Social Security Agency and Welfare Benefits Provision for Scotland. A key aspect of this work will be the design of the new service, and the development of processes for the administration of benefits.

As a Product Lead, you will work as part of a project team responsible for the development of a product or service, confirming what users need and putting into place the processes and systems required.

You will understand the relationship between your specific products and the overall delivery of the new social security agency, and its wider systems and processes.

You will communicate credibly with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders whilst creating effective, prioritised product descriptions and delivery plans to meet user needs in a cost effective way.

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. You will have a proven track record of working and delivering in a fast-paced environment. Being able to understand and identify the appropriate solutions.
2. Demonstrable experience of creating and maintaining excellent relationships with key stakeholders and work collaboratively with them to deliver successful outcomes.
3. Able to collate, organise, analyse and use information to plan and deliver services, products and technology improvements. Within this experience of presenting complex information, in writing and verbally, to staff and senior leaders.
4. Be experienced in working on complex projects with fixed and challenging delivery dates. An understanding of agile methodology and how to apply this.

Further Information
Any internal or OGD (Other Government Department) applicant who applies via the external application route will need to undertake the full external process.

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 socialsecurityprogramme_resourcing@gov.scot.

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

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