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Smart Data Delivery Manager

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Job summary

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

We are currently seeking applications for a Smart Data Delivery Manager within Transport Scotland based in Buchanan House, 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.

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.

Transport Scotland is the national transport agency for Scotland and is accountable to Parliament and the public through Scottish Ministers, with a budget of around £2 billion per year. Transport is a vital feature of the Scottish Government's focus on increasing sustainable economic growth, and transport investments and policies have major impacts on the economy, people, and the environment.

We are now seeking a Smart Data Delivery Manager with experience to work with a talented team of digital resources in enhancing and improving the service we provide to Scotland.

Reporting to the Smart Systems Advisor within the Smart Ticketing Programme team in our Bus, Accessibility and Active Travel Directorate, you will deliver, maintain and develop robust Smart Travel and Open Bus Data Standards and Data Quality solutions, processes and guidance, working with stakeholders and Policy to take those through Transport Scotland Governance for approval. As such you will work closely with many transport data areas, such as Product Owners, Project Leads, Solutions Architects, Business Analysts and Data Architects ensuring that the Transport Act Open Data Standards are adopted to support the Programme delivery of a range of travel data activities to support Government objectives.

We are also undergoing an ambitious programme of travel data transformation, delivering an improved open data platform for passengers and travel data providers and management of these contracts will be a key part of this role.

By modernising and making access to public transport easier and more convenient, the SIT programme aims to encourage model shift to more sustainable public transport and reduce car journeys, delivering against key Government objectives to lower carbon emissions and take climate action.
This is an exciting and rare opportunity to be involved at the forefront of smart and data delivery for Scotland; you will be central to delivering and improving key public services, directly contributing to the modernisation of, and improved access to, public transport information, encouraging model shift to more sustainable public transport and reduce car journeys though better information and services, supporting the key Government objectives to reduce carbon emissions and take climate action.

Essential Criteria
1. Experience of working to best practice for Data Management, Data Systems, Data Standards and Quality, including supporting third parties to establish, implement and maintain as business as usual, ideally in a transport environment.
2. Experience in successfully delivering complex digital, data or smart projects, ideally in a public sector or travel planning environment, demonstrating relevant project management techniques, showcasing delivery on time and to budget.
3. Possess sound analytical skills, with the ability to analyse, develop and understand technical or detailed data requirements/standards and effectively communicate requirements and outcomes to multiple stakeholder groups
4. Demonstrate robust contract management skills, showing development and management of smart, measurable, accurate, realistic and timely contract targets, ensuring delivery against multiple objectives and competing priorities to safeguard successful outcomes.

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 Stephen York at stephen.york@transport.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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