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Subject Matter Expert - Recovery/Decision Making

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Job summary

£30652 - £35110
Glasgow or Edinburgh
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
24 March 2020 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Subject Matter Expert - Recovery/Decision Making within Social Security Scotland based in Edinburgh or 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.

You will be working as part of an team alongside FERD Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and you will need to be highly organised, capable and confident in engaging with senior management and stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of their input and have the ability to interpret and capture discussions and decisions accurately and effectively.

The successful candidate will demonstrate flexibility, be comfortable in a changing environment, and enjoy working collaboratively to identify opportunities for improvements, exploring new ideas and solutions.

Please be aware that this role is likely to be subject to enhanced security clearance over and above Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS).

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. Extensive decision making experience – to include examination of information and the application of legislation and/or regulations to inform a consistent but discretionary approach to decision making, considering findings on a case by case basis to select the appropriate outcome
2. Experience of collaborative working with internal and external partners, seeking opportunities to share resources, information, experience and best practice
3. A proven ability to work effectively in a changing environment, demonstrating flexibility and contributing to overcoming challenges
4. Good communication skills, with an ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and to adapt to the needs of your audience.

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 Kevin McGoldrick on 0141 473 9732 or by email kevin.mcgoldrick@socialsecurity.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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