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Senior Business Analyst

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The salary for this role is £39,312 - £47,065

*£4,000 DDaT additional pay supplement

Dundee and Glasgow
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
19 August 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

Eligible Grades – All
Location – Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee, DD1 4QX or 220 High Street, Glasgow, G4 0QW
Further Information – Staff on any working pattern may apply

We are currently seeking applications for Senior Business Analyst within Social Security Scotland based in Dundee or Glasgow. 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.

Social Security Scotland is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government. In Scotland we have a number of devolved benefits, and it's our responsibility to ensure that they are managed correctly and fairly, delivering those benefits to the 1.4 million people who rely on them.
Dignity, fairness and respect are at the core of everything we do. We demonstrate these values by making our work as transparent and accountable as possible.
We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that is representative of the clients we serve. Our benefits will help people from all walks of life in Scotland and it is crucial our workforce reflects this diversity.

We aim to develop within Social Security Scotland, a positive and inclusive culture, which supports our people to flourish, by embedding a working environment where we all treat each other with dignity and respect, and recognise each other's contributions.

Essential Criteria
1. Practical experience of delivering sustainable, secure, maintainable and
efficient system design.
2. Proven ability to use analysis and design techniques to solve business and/or technical problems.
3. Proven ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and using those relationships to ensure delivery.
4. Experience of developing functional and non-functional requirements in a project environment in order to assure smooth running of the service.

Analysis & Use of Evidence
Improving Performance
Communications & Engagement

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.

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You should read each of the Essential Criteria and think about a time or an example that can help demonstrate your knowledge/skills. Remember, this must be evidence based and your answers should be clear, concise and reflect what actions you undertook. You may want to use the STAR(R) approach to respond to each criterion 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 submit a CV (no longer than 2 pages), and a personal statement. Your CV should be tailored to reflect the skills and experience relevant for this role, paying particular attention to the essential criteria. Your personal statement should be no longer than 750 words. Both the CV and the personal statement must be combined into a single document as the system can only accept a single document upload per application. Failure to submit a single combined document (2 page CV and 750 word personal statement) may mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria, and could impact any potential invite to interview. If you are successful and receive an invitation to interview, the interview will be based around the competencies noted on this advert. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Amanda Gorry who can be reached via Amanda.gorry@socialsecurity.gov.scot. If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Resourcing Team via recruitment@socialsecurity.gov.scot.

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