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Business Analyst

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Job summary

Salary £31,266 - £35,513 This post attracts a £4000 DDaT pay supplement after a 9 month DDaT Competency qualifying period.
Glasgow or Edinburgh
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
03 December 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for Business Analysts within the Social Security Programme based in Glasgow or Edinburgh (with regular travel between the two, and occasionally to other government department locations). These are permanent and pensionable appointments 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.

Following the Smith Commission the Scotland Act 2016 and the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 put in place an overarching legislative framework for the administration of social security in Scotland. The Scottish Government is now reforming social security in Scotland and has implemented a programme of work which is delivering the infrastructure necessary for a brand new public service for Scotland, ensuring the service meets the needs of the people of Scotland now and in the future. It is an extremely important change with the ambition to make a real difference.

Over the last 3 years the Social Security Programme and Delivery Division have already designed, developed and implemented a number of new welfare support measures that are already being delivered by Social Security Scotland, but there is much more to be done. This Programme of work will extend over the coming years to design and deliver further services for people with Disabilities, with Caring responsibilities and more, reaching out to the most vulnerable parts of society.

This vacancy is in the Programme Management and Delivery Division of the Directorate. A key aspect of this work will be the design of the new service, and the development of processes for the administration of benefits - designing and developing high, mid and low level processes for all of the areas of operational business for the new social security agency. This work will draw on information about existing processes and systems in DWP, and key drivers for the design of public services in Scotland. Requirements definition for the procurement or development of IT systems to support the administration of the devolved benefits will also be crucial.

Essential Criteria
1. Awareness of business analysis lifecycle techniques and practices.
2. Awareness of business analysis application in a digital project environment.
3. Experience of stakeholder engagement.
4. Experience in a project environment and awareness of project methodologies such as Prince 2, Agile.

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 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 Social Security Resourcing at socialsecurityprogramme_resourcing@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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