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Senior Business Analyst

Job summary

Grade B3: £39,312- £47,065
DDaT Pay Supplement* £4,000 per annum pro rata
Glasgow or Edinburgh
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
27 September 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Senior Business Analyst within the Network Management Office of the Data & Intelligence Network based in Glasgow or 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. This post is part of the Scottish Government DDaT profession. As a member of the profession you will join the professional development scheme, currently BCS RoleModelplus.

This post will directly support the Head of Data & Intelligence Network (D&IN) in the running of Scotland's Data and Intelligence Network, including overseeing the shaping, triaging and delivery of resolutions to business problems. Additionally the post holder will support and advise on applying the Network's lessons learnt through Covid-19 to other governmental priorities. The successful candidate will do so by leading two B2 Business Analysts in the delivery of agreed D&IN information products and services alongside deputising for the Head of D&IN where necessary.

You will be skilled and experienced in working in a data environment with excellent numerical and analytical skills. You will develop your own subject matter expertise in approaches to business problems surrounding data regulation, data ethics, data standards, data sharing agreements and data governance alongside mentoring others to build their expertise. Experience of working at the front end of the project lifecycle, adept at cutting through requirements to drive out the essence of the business problem. Ability to think on your feet, provide quick solutions and resolve issues in a timely manner.

Essential Criteria
1. Track record of leading a team in shaping and defining business problems.
2. Background in data driven initiatives and understanding of data and business analysis.
3. Experience of owning stakeholder relationships that extend across multiple organisations.
4. Experience of effectively managing the performance of a team, including the development of skills and capabilities.

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) (www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families)
• 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

Provisional Sift and Interview Dates
Provisional sift date; 28th of September
Provisional interview date; w/c 18th of October

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 Ryan Anderson via email at ryan.anderson@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.

You should submit a CV (no more than 2 sides of A4) and a personal statement (no more than 750 words). This should include your career history and other relevant self-taught/non-work-related experiences that are relevant to the role. Please also include detail of your responsibilities and achievements.

You should tailor your CV and personal statement to reflect the role you are applying for and clearly outline that you have the essential skills and criteria needed for the job (noting the essential criteria listed in the advert).

Failure to submit a single combined document (2 page CV and a 750 word personal statement) will mean we only have limited information to assess your application against the criteria in the 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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