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Senior Content Designer

Job summary

Salary
Grade B3: £38,541 - £46,599
DDaT Pay Supplement* £4,000 per annum pro rata
Location
Glasgow or Edinburgh
Hours
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
03 December 2020 at midnight
Reference
IRC85528E
Employment Type
Fixed Term Appointment - Fair and Open

We are currently seeking applications for an Senior Content Designer within the Social Security Programme based in Edinburgh or Glasgow but occasional travel may be required between Edinburgh and Glasgow or other Gorvernment loctaions. This is a 23 month 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
The post attracts a £4,000 DDAT pay supplement after a 9 months DDaT competency qualifying period. Pay supplements are temporary payments designed to address recruitment and retention issues caused by market pressure and are subject to regular interview.

Overview
Following the Smith Commission the Scotland Act 2016 and the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 put in place an overarching legislative framework for the administration of social security in Scotland. The Scottish Government is now reforming social security in Scotland and has implemented a programme of work which is delivering the infrastructure necessary for a brand new public service for Scotland, ensuring the service meets the needs of the people of Scotland now and in the future. It is an extremely important change with the ambition to make a real difference to the lives of individuals receiving devolved benefits in Scotland.

This vacancy sits within the Programme Management & Delivery Division Content Design team who work with our delivery teams to develop content strategy.

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

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 experience of writing for the web, with proven ability of planning and creating accessible user-centred content.
2. Proven experience in using data and user feedback to define and refine content.
3. Proven experience of managing relationships with stakeholders.
4. Experience in working with content publishing systems.

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 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.'

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 'Webex' 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.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Social Security Programme at socialsecurityprogramme_resourcing@gov.scot.

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

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