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Senior Product Manager

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Job summary

Grade C1: £49,420-£61,617
DDaT Pay Supplement* £4,000 per annum pro rata
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
24 August 2021 at midnight
IRC87421 E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Senior Product Manager within the Directorate for Digital 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.

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.

A Changing Nation: How Scotland will thrive in a digital world, our new digital strategy has been published in March 2021. This strategy sets out the measures which will ensure that Scotland will fulfil its potential in a constantly evolving digital world and sets out our plans for ensuring that we put digital at the heart of everything we do. A key part of this is improving service users' access to services and eliminating unnecessary duplication, including through the implementation of common platforms, processes and standards.

The Digital Transformation Service (DTS) sits within Scottish Government's Digital Directorate and acts as the single front door for all digital transformation support across the public sector.

Its vision is that "all services provided by Scottish Government and related organisations are well designed, accessible, and inclusive". The service aims to realise this vision in the following ways:
• Find Help – provide advice and guidance to public sector organisations on their digital transformation journey
• Self Help – ensure public sector organisations have access to the right materials to help them to help themselves
• Lead and Participate – provide specialist resources to public sector organisations to support them to build the capacity and capability to meet their needs
• Data & Analytics – identify common risks, blockers and lessons learned from across the public sector and support their resolution
• Create the Right Environment – build and utilise networks and communities from across the public sector to disrupt the resistance to change.

The post holder will be a key part of the team as DTS transforms from 'minimum viable service' into a fully user centred service that meets the needs of service users and public sector stakeholders.

As Senior Product Manager you will play a pivotal role in leading the management of the Digital Transformation Service delivery and service transformation efforts. You will be leading and working with a multi-disciplinary team and reporting into a C2 Service Owner to deliver a complex digital programme in line with the Digital Scotland Service Standards (formally the Digital 1st Standards).

Essential Criteria
1. Experience of delivering complex transformation programmes, working with a multi-disciplinary team to deliver user centred service design.
2. Experience of best practice agile methods and Product Management approaches.
3. Proven experience of stakeholder management and excellent communication skills to find a workable route with stakeholders through complex policy or programme delivery issues.
4. Ability to effectively plan and manage conflicting demands on your time whilst delivering to tight deadlines in a busy, change environment.

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 UK
• nationals of the Republic of Ireland
• nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of 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 on nationality requirements

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 Alastair Hutchinson at alastair.hutchison@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 Interview
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.

The Scottish Government is a diverse and inclusive workplace and we want to help you demonstrate your full potential whatever type of assessment is used. If you require any adjustments to our recruitment process, please let us know via recruitment@gov.scot.


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