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Project Managers

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Job summary

£39312 - £47065
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
16 April 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Fixed Term Appointment - Not Fair and Open

We are currently seeking applications for  Project Managers within National Records of Scotland (NRS) based in Edinburgh. These are 23 month fixed-term (without fair and open competition) and pensionable appointments and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. As Fixed-Term Appointments (without fair and open competition) are already exceptions to Civil Service Commission's Recruitment Principles they cannot under any circumstances be extended over 23 months and must not have held a previous fixed term appointment (without fair and open competition) or secondment in the 12 months prior to the appointment start date. Candidates with a disability who meet the required criteria below will be invited to the next stage of the recruitment process.

These roles will sit in our Delivery Directorate and, as well as managing the core activities of the Directorate, will work in other areas of NRS for short periods to critical programmes and projects to ensure flexibility and a core of PPM delivery experience in the organisation.
The roles will be responsible for the development of detailed plans, identification and management of cross project dependencies; identification and management of associated risks, issues, change, resource management and regular reporting into the programme governance structure.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.
Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.
Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Main Duties  
• Work closely with Programme Management to define the project delivery approach and maintain a strong Project Delivery structure and culture.
• Define, document and lead on the delivery of each project and their outputs within agreed cost, timescale and resource budgets.
• Prepare realistic project schedules and plans, and ensure they are maintained.
• Evaluate all key project deliverables, as well as final products to ensure traceability of requirements, high quality and client acceptance.
• Monitor and control resources, timescales and costs reporting tolerance breaches and other issues to Senior Management, providing options and proposed resolutions as appropriate.
• Identify, assess and manage risks, opportunities and issues in line with programme guidance to maximise the success of the project and to minimise negative impact to quality, budget, and time line.
• Where project control is in jeopardy, the creation of contingency plans in conjunction with the project owner and other senior management as required, implementing a revised project schedule, scope or budget in a timely manner.
• Provide effective leadership to the project using your expertise to support the continuing development of Project Delivery capabilities within the programme.

Essential Criteria
1.Significant experience of delivering complex and responsive initiatives to predefined deadlines.
2.Proven experience of managing substantial projects and working effectively with resources.
3.Experience of working on a project which included a Digital or IT deliverable
4.Ability to build networks and partnerships, and developing strong relationships with a range of stakeholders e.g. suppliers and other members of the team.

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
We strongly urge that EU nationals who may not have Settled or Pre-Settled Status make an application before 30 June 2021, to ensure their continued eligibility to employment.

Further Information
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) which addresses the experience required outlined within the advert. Add to your CV your personal statement (no longer than 500 words) demonstrating your “
experience of managing substantial projects, within a complex programme”.
Failure to submit a single combined document (CV and personal statement) will mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your CV 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 as described in the job description/person specification.

To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online CV via this website before the closing date. 
To learn more about this opportunity, please contact 

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.  

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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