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Technical Project Manager

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Job summary

Grade B3: £38,541- £46,599
DDaT Pay Supplement* £4,000 per annum pro rata
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
06 May 2021 at midnight
IRC84831 E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for Technical Project Manager within the IT Services Department, National Records of Scotland, 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 Digital Data and Technology Pay Supplement after a 9 month 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.

National Records of Scotland (NRS) is a Non-Ministerial Department (NMD) within the Scottish Administration. It is headed by a Chief Executive who fulfils the role of two non-ministerial office-holders, the Registrar General for Scotland and the Keeper of the Records of Scotland. NRS performs the registration and statistical functions of the Registrar General for Scotland and the archival functions of the Keeper of the Records of Scotland, including maintaining the archives as one of Scotland’s five National Collections.

The Technical Project Manager will provide project management skills to a wide variety of projects both within IT Services and working with other business areas to deliver projects and work packages. The prime responsibility is to ensure that assigned projects produce the required products within the specified tolerances of time, cost, quality, scope, risk and benefits.

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.

Essential Criteria
1. Excellent knowledge and application of the principles, methods, techniques and tools for the effective management of IT projects from initiation through to implementation, e.g. PRINCE2, Microsoft Project, Enterprise Project Manager.
2. Broad experience of technology including applications, infrastructure, networks, perimeter security devices, monitoring systems, operating systems, and threat detection.
3. Significant experience of project delivery within an IT context.
4. Good understanding of risk management principles and experience in their application.

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 Skype for Business application downloaded. 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 to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

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 David Munro who can be reached at David.Munro@nrscotland.gov.uk.

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.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the resourcing team on 0131 528 5811 or via recruitment@gov.scot.


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