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Job summary

£26155 - £29192
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
02 December 2020 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Developer within the National Records of Scotland based in Ladywell House, 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.

DDaT Pay Supplement
This post attracts a £4,000.00 DDaT pay supplement after a 9 month DDaT 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.

National Records of Scotland (NRS) is a Non-Ministerial Department (NMD) within the Scottish Administration. It is headed by a Chief Executive who fulfils the role of two non-ministerial office-holders, the Registrar General for Scotland and the Keeper of the Records of Scotland.  NRS performs the registration and statistical functions of the Registrar General for Scotland and the archival functions of the Keeper of the Records of Scotland, including maintaining the archives as one of Scotland’s five National Collections.

The IT Function within National Records of Scotland (NRS) provides systems and services to support the key activities of the organisation.

Essential Criteria
1. Experience with core web technologies. HTML5, CSS, JavaScript frameworks as well as the following content management systems Drupal, Umbraco and SharePoint and their associated technologies.
2. Knowledge and experience of engineering principles for coding, design, build, test and deployment of a website/application, keeping abreast of latest web technologies.
3 .Good problem solving skills with the ability to communicate technical solutions to non-technical people.
4. Understanding and awareness about user experience design and web accessibility standards, design patterns, methods of prototyping and can choose the most appropriate ones.

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.' For further information on this post please contact Grayham Mount at Grayham.Mount@nrscotland.gov.uk.

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. In addition, a personal device of choice, which has the Skype for Business application downloaded.  This will allow candidates to 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.

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


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