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Business Analyst

Job summary

£38541 - £46599
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
14 October 2020 at midnight
Employment Type
Fixed Term Appointment - Fair and Open

We are currently seeking applications for a Business Analyst within the Digital Directorate based in Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ. This is a fixed-term 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.
DDat Pay Supplement
This post attracts a £4,000 Digital Data and Technology Pay Supplement after a 9 month 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.

This role sits within the Product and Commercial division, part of Scottish Government's Digital Directorate, to work on the SG Payments project. The aim of the division is to help central government and related organisations deliver products and adopt digital business models that will deliver well designed, accessible and inclusive public services. This is supported by modern, flexible and digitally-focused commercial and procurement processes.

The digital strategy for Scotland, Realising Scotland's Full Potential in a Digital World, was published in March 2017 and it sets out our plans for ensuring that we put digital at the heart of everything we do. New devolved powers are transforming the functions of government, and its associated agencies, for the people of Scotland – this includes ability to deliver taxes, benefits and develop our policies around citizen's rights. Citizens are increasingly demanding better quality services from government, mirroring their experiences in everyday life.

Within the division, a team are working on transforming the way the Scottish Government facilitates payments across government and the wider public sector, with a long-term vision to design a continually improving and reliable shared service. All across the public sector, there is a need to plan, execute and measure financial transactions. This includes paying money out to, and receiving money from, businesses, charities and citizens, and across other parts of central government, government agencies and local government.

The Payments team is now growing to support the next phase of development. The post holder will be part of the team delivering an operational payment platform, undertaking the necessary user engagement, development and support arrangements to deliver live outbound payments for a select group of organisations.

Essential Criteria
1. Experience of engaging with multiple stakeholders to digitally transform organisations, analysing how users, processes and technology interact to form the components of a service
2. Knowledge of the public sector service landscape and existing supporting technologies, or of an organisational context with similar challenges
3. Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams using agile delivery or a similar project methodology
4. Experience of supporting the delivery of a service in its wider context, including functional and non-functional aspects required in the context of a shared service provision.

Important Information Regarding Interviews
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 learn more about this opportunity, please contact Alexander Bunch who can be reached at Alexander.Bunch2@gov.scot.

To apply for this post, you will need to provide the information requested below via the online application process. These must be combined into one document as the system can only accept a single document upload per application.
A CV (no longer than two pages) setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Add to your CV your personal statement (no longer than 750 words) explaining why you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience suitable for this role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification.

Failure to submit a single combined document (CV and personal statement) will mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification.

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.
If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the resourcing team on 0131 528 5811 or via recruitment@gov.scot.

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