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Programme Business Manager – Social Security Programme Business Management Unit

Job summary

£38541 - £46599
Glasgow or Edinburgh
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
30 October 2020 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Programme Business Manager – Social Security Programme Business Unit within the SSD: Programme Management Delivery based in Glasgow and 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.

As Business Manager you will perform a vital role by managing effectively across the following three areas:

Senior manager support: Given the complexity of the Programme and pace of decision-making it is essential that senior managers' time is planned as efficiently as possible. The senior management team will require your proactive support in ensuring that they are made aware of all incoming business and have sufficient opportunity to consider and respond to issues.

Building our culture, supporting our people, developing our people: We want everyone in the Programme to feel this is a great place to work, that is fully inclusive and where people feel safe and valued. We will ensure that people's health and wellbeing is a priority. We will ensure that we identify and meet L&D needs to help staff reach their potential.

Corporate business: We need to contribute to the Directorate and wider Scottish Government (SG) business by handling various requests for information, provide updates on Programme priorities and delivery plans; ensure compliance with SG ways of working on e.g. information management and performance management; robust forecasting and management of cross-divisional budgets; and, corporate governance and business continuity.

The postholder will be based in Victoria Quay Edinburgh or Atlantic Quay Glasgow, with regular travel between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Some occasional travel to Dundee will also be required.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent, or relevant experience.

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. Excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage a demanding workload of competing priorities. Shows resilience in meeting tight deadlines whilst ensuring outputs are robust and high quality.
2. Ability to identify capability gaps for organisation and implement learning approaches that ensure current business needs are met and enable staff to achieve their full potential. Promotes peer learning and support.
3. Works collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders, using influence to agree shared organisational goals and ways of working. Creates a safe and inclusive culture that helps staff manage change.
4. Provides effective and inspiring leadership to own team, celebrates successes, learns lessons and manages conflict or poor performance. Reviews and realigns objectives and resources to ensure the most efficient service to stakeholders, based on feedback.

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview as well as a personal device of choice with an account registered to the 'Zoom' app by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

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 contact socialsecurityprogramme_resourcing@gov.scot

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Recruitment Team via recruitment@gov.scot

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