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UI Developer

Job summary

Grade B2: £31,266- £35,813
DDaT Pay Supplement* £4,000 per annum pro rata
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
08 July 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for an UI Developer within Marine Scotland based in Victoria Quay, 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 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 pressures and are subject to regular review.

We are recruiting for a Software Developer to work as part of a multi-disciplinary Information Technology team within Marine Scotland Compliance (MSC).

You will be part of a team that is responsible for much of its own IT capability, including capturing all data associated with fishing activity in Scottish and UK waters and exchanging data with the rest of the UK and the EU. The Team has recently developed an open source system using Java on a Postgres/EnterpriseDB Database and this system continues to be developed and adapted following EU exit, most notably with a migration of existing front-end code from Angular to Vue.

MSC is an operational Division of Marine Scotland with the primary responsibility of enforcing marine and fisheries policy and legislation in Scotland and this team . This is an excellent and challenging opportunity to be involved in a high profile area of work.

Marine Scotland is one of 11 Directorates within the Director-General Economy portfolio. We are responsible for managing Scotland's marine and freshwater environments, dealing with issues such as sea fisheries, marine litter, offshore renewables and aquaculture. We have more than 700 staff around Scotland including scientists, mariners, enforcement officers, policy specialists, finance specialists and economists. We also currently have our own fleet of two aircraft, three Marine Protection vessels, two inshore protection vessels and two Marine Research vessels making us an exciting, unique and dynamic working environment.

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. Experience of developing clean, efficient, maintainable and extendable HMTL, CSS and JavaScript..
2. Experience of modern JavaScript UI frameworks (Angular.js and Vue.js).
3. Experience of use of RESTful web services.
4. Knowledge of accessible UI and UX design patterns and practices.

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 learn more about this opportunity, please contact Allan Hildreth at allan.hildreth@gov.scot.

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 either 'Microsoft Teams' or 'Webex' applications by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. Should you be invited to interview, you will be told which platform the event will take place on. 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.

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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