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Project Management Officer

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Job summary

£31,266 - £35,813
Glasgow or Edinburgh
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
03 December 2021 at midnight
IRC88913 E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for Project Manager Officers within the Digital Transformation based 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.

The newly formed Directorate's purpose is to increase the Scottish Government's capacity and capability to shape and deliver transformational corporate change, with impact across the wider public sector. It sits within the new DG Corporate family. This new Directorate will bring structure and governance to the setting of priorities, and manage the delivery of many key projects and programmes within the Change Portfolio.

The scale and complexity of the cultural, business and systems changes are immense as is the scope to make a real difference to how our organisation serves the people of Scotland. Things are changing round here as we roll out more modern, efficient, streamlined and digitally enabled services.

We're looking to build a team of talented individuals who find change exciting, are comfortable dealing with ambiguity, like to make sense of complexity and have a real drive to make their mark.

Critical to our success will be our ability to connect corporate transformation activities to the things that add most value to our stakeholders. From there we must ensure that we have a robust and effective Portfolio Management Office (PMO) in order to build a clear picture of the prioritised projects and programmes and provide oversight and assurance that these are being effectively managed and delivered in line with their stated objectives. We will build expertise in and utilise Planview (and other tools) to ensure enterprise-wide portfolio planning and delivery that spans traditional and Lean-Agile approaches.

Our PMO will service both a Portfolio and a Programme(s) requirement. This role will provide support to one or more of our in-flight programmes where planning, scheduling, change control, RAIDDS and reporting will be some of the disciplines we need your help to shape and put to good use.

As well as challenging divisions on the deliverability of their plans, the PMO also has a key role in advising and supporting the Portfolio Management Office with data, measures, metrics and performance indicators.

This post will report into the Head of Portfolio Management though will be assigned to one of the key transformation programmes where many day to day activities will be led by the programme delivery management.

Essential Criteria
1. Experience working in a PMO and programme environment.
2. Excellent Excel, Word and Powerpoint skills.
3. Experience using project management software.
4. Strong planning and organisational skills with the ability to organise your own workload with a minimum of supervision, while working to often challenging deadlines.

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 Joe Bloggs at kennynotman@gov.scot

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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