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Office of the Scottish Charity Register is a distinct legal entity and staff joining from other organisations will be issued with a new contract of employment. Office of the Scottish Charity Register is a Non-Ministerial Office, which is part of the Scottish Administration, employing staff on Scottish Government Main terms and conditions and pay arrangements. For more information please contact the Recruiting Manager named at the bottom of the advert.
£26995 - £29776
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
30 September 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Casework officer based within the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator based in Dundee. 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.

It is an exciting time to join OSCR as we drive forward our improvement activity towards a risk based targeted approach to regulation.  As this approach evolves, the successful candidate will work flexibly across the organisation.

Reporting to a B2 team leader, we are currently looking for a Caseworker who will be deployed to support the work of the Casework and Risk Assessment teams.  They will actively manage a mix of cases across the remits of these teams in keeping with the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 and subordinate legislation.

Our office is based in Dundee, however we offer a hybrid work-style allowing staff to work remotely on the understanding that they are able to attend their contractual work location as required. 

Essential Criteria
1. Experience of gathering, organising and analysing information from a wide range of sources to allow for independent judgements and informed decision making.

2. Experience of working on their own initiative and managing a diverse workload, meeting challenging deadlines and dealing effectively with a range of concurrent priorities.
3. Ability to work well in a team and should be comfortable with change and working flexibly.
4. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and be able to communicate complex information clearly and accurately.

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 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 Ross Markie at ross.markie@oscr.org.uk

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.  

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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