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Strategy, Planning and Performance Manager

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Job summary

£39312 - £47065
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
01 June 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for an Strategy, Planning and Performance Manager within Revenue Scotland based in 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.

Would you like to work for an organisation that supports Scotland by collecting taxes that are spent in Scotland?

Revenue Scotland is the tax authority responsible for the administration of Scotland's devolved taxes. It is a non-ministerial office and part of the Scottish Administration.

We are a diverse, high performing organisation where staff feel trusted, valued, motivated and empowered.  You will join a team that has a reputation for delivering excellence and a commitment to continually improving the way we work.

We are recruiting a Strategy, Planning and Performance Manager. The position sits within our Strategy and Communications team in Corporate Functions and provides a great opportunity to work across the organisation and with the Scottish Government and our external stakeholders. The role provides an excellent opportunity to help co-ordinate the delivery of our cross-cutting strategic objectives by managing the delivery of the development programme set out in our 3 year Business Plan.  You will also monitor and report on performance of projects across the organisation, provide excellent briefing on a range of subjects to senior leaders and the Board, and support the work to develop new ways of working and activity in the areas of equalities and sustainability.

In response to COVID-19 Revenue Scotland staff are currently working from home.  Your induction and learning will be undertaken remotely and you will be required to be working from a home environment where confidentiality can be maintained.  As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic we aspire to be an agile workforce that allows individuals flexibility regarding where and when they work, enabling staff health and well-being to thrive.

Take a look at our video to find out more about working for Revenue Scotland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN6bt1m4Vgo

If you would like to learn more about Revenue Scotland, please see our website and visit our careers page. http://www.revenue.scot/

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. Ability to think strategically and make links across different policy areas with experience of developing and delivering corporate strategy or policy.
2. Strong planning and organisational skills, including the ability to manage challenging workloads and competing deadlines in a fast paced environment.
3. Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to present your views persuasively to a wide range of stakeholders, including senior colleagues.
4. Ability to work with different sources of information and conduct analysis in order to develop options and make recommendations.

Please note if we receive a large volume of applications we will use Essential Criteria 1 as the lead essential criteria when sifting the applications.

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 Ana Martinez at ana.martinez@revenue.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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