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Bus Partnership Fund Project Management Officer

Job summary

Salary
£31266 - £35813
Location
Glasgow and Edinburgh
Hours
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
25 May 2021 at midnight
Reference
IRC85993 E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Bus Partnership Fund Project Management Officer within Transport Scotland based in Glasgow or 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.

Transport Scotland is the national transport agency for Scotland and is accountable to Parliament and the public through Scottish Ministers, with a budget of around £2 billion per year. Transport is a vital feature of the Scottish Government's focus on increasing sustainable economic growth, and transport investments and policies have major impacts on the economy, people, and the environment.

The Bus Partnership Fund (BPF) was launched in November 2020. In Programme for Government 2020, the Scottish Government reaffirmed its commitment to providing over £500m, through the BPF and Managed Motorways project, as part of a long-term investment to deliver targeted bus priority measures on local and trunk roads. The intention is to reduce the negative impacts of congestion on bus services, address the decline in bus patronage and support wider modal shift.

The Bus Partnership Fund will complement the new powers in the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019, enabling local authorities, in partnership with bus operators, to work together to develop and deliver ambitious schemes that incorporate bus priority measures to tackle the negative impacts of congestion on bus services.

This post will support the delivery of the BPF and will be an excellent opportunity to use and develop project management skills. There will also be opportunities to work across other areas of bus policy, as part of the wider Bus Regulatory and Funding Team, within Transport Scotland’s Bus, Accessibility and Active Travel (BAAT) Directorate.

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 oral and written communication skills, including experience in using business software to produce professional documentation.
2. Highly organised, with a meticulous approach to delivering quality work.
3. Understanding of project management, with some experience of the PMO role.
4. Experience of building productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

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

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  Lucia Webster by email at lucia.webster@transport.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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