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Corporate Performance Officer

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Job summary

£30652 - £35110
Anywhere in Scotland
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
05 April 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for two Corporate Performance Officers within Education Scotland which can be based out of one of our locations in Glasgow, Livingston, Dundee or Aberdeen. These are permanent and pensionable appointments 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.

Education Scotland is Scotland’s national improvement agency for education. Our role is to provide assurance and promote improvement, from the early years to adult learning. We are committed to embedding our values of excellence, creativity, integrity and respect in everything we do.

The Corporate Performance Team works to support Education Scotland to gather and use evidence about its contribution to organisational outcomes, including our support for educational recovery in 2020/21. We also support the definition and monitoring of performance measures. This post is responsible for leading a range of monitoring and evaluation projects that the team is undertaking across the organisation, including those with a focus on our support for educational recovery. It is an exciting opportunity to work in a small, friendly team and apply your analytical skills to improve our corporate approaches to evaluation and use performance data to support improvement. The post will involve working and communicating with staff at all levels from across Education Scotland and externally. We are recruiting 2 Corporate Performance Officers within Education Scotland.

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. Strong analytical skills using both qualitative and quantitative data. However, a particular skillset in quantitative methods and analysis is a requirement for this post. As is knowledge of Data Protection Act 2018.
2. Proven ability to work collaboratively with colleagues at all levels to ensure delivery, demonstrating well-developed stakeholder management skills.
3. Ability to problem solve, make decisions and prioritise where there are time constraints.
4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to write concisely and clearly for a range of different audiences, to enable the required outcome.

Nationality Requirements
This job is broadly open to the following groups:
• UK nationals
• nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UKs
• nationals of the Republic of Ireland
• nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European  Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil  Service
• certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

We strongly urge that EU nationals who may not have Settled or Pre-Settled Status make an application before 30 June 2021, to ensure their continued eligibility to employment.

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 Maureen Hamilton at maureen.hamilton@educationscotland.gov.scot.

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 interview application downloaded. This could be MS Teams or Webex for example. 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 via recruitment@gov.scot.


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