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Business Analyst

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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 Business Analyst within the Digital Commercial Service (DCS) in the Digital Directorate 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.

This role sits within the Digital Commercial Service (DCS) in the Digital Directorate. The DCS is delivered in partnership with Scottish Procurement and Property Directorate (SPPD), providing an enabling service within the public sector to embed a collaborative approach between organisations and commercial partners and to transform the way in which digital projects are procured and managed. The work of the service is central to developing digital business models and supporting the objective of becoming a digital government, with four key activities unpinning the service offerings: 
• Provision of expert commercial, procurement and technical advice; 
• Large, strategic digital project procurements concentrated mainly on platforms 
• Development and delivery of new commercial models within the organisation; and 
• Engagement across the sector and with the vibrant digital market in Scotland The Digital strategy for Scotland, A changing nation: how Scotland will thrive in a digital world, sets out our plans for ensuring that we put digital at the heart of everything we do. 

New devolved powers are transforming the functions of government, and its associated agencies, for the people of Scotland – this includes the ability to deliver taxes, benefits and develop our policies around citizen’s rights. Citizens are increasingly demanding better quality services from government, mirroring their experiences in everyday life. The Digital Commercial Service programme is key to informing the way in which Scottish Government develops common platforms and services for use across the wider public sector. The post-holder will be involved specifically in the development of a Digital Commercial Service. The post-holder will facilitate communication, working closely with Senior Management, policy leads and key internal & external stakeholders. The business analyst is an essential role within the division tasked with understanding change needs, assessing the impact of those changes, capturing, analysing and documenting requirements and supporting the communication and delivery of requirements with relevant stakeholders.

Essential Criteria
1. Able to work with and manage demanding stakeholders to reach agreement or compromise.
2. Able to create process models for existing processes and to-be processes, identify gaps via gap analysis and make implementation recommendations.
3. Able to elicit and manage business and technical requirements using an established format such as user stories.
4. Able to deliver and facilitate workshops using an appropriate toolset to ensure 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 Judith Coverdale at Judith.coverdale@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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