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Head of Portfolio and Governance

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Job summary

£49420 - £61617
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
17 September 2021 at midnight
IRC87383 E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Head of Portfolio and Governance within the National Records of Scotland based in Ladywell House, 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.

NRS is looking for an experienced senior portfolio and governance professional to develop and embed a robust portfolio framework and approach to strategic change management. This roles reports to the Delivery Director and is part of the senior leadership team in the newly established Delivery Directorate.
As Head of Portfolio and Governance in NRS you will be responsible for designing, implementing and managing the corporate change portfolio and the underlying governance framework required to ensure the organisation is delivering its strategic objectives. At a time of significant change and delivery priorities, including Census 2022, this role will be instrumental in shaping the processes, guidance, documentation and engagement needed to establish an integrated infrastructure for project and change initiation.

Essential Criteria
1. Proven experience of establishing a new portfolio and governance function.
2. Demonstrable experience of leading and building teams to deliver a common goal.
3. Strong track record of leading the implementation of an effective, sustainable change or project that improves outcomes.
4. Excellent communication and engagement skills that have resulted in the building of effective cross-functional relationships.

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 Carla McHendry at carla.mchendry@nrscotland.gov.uk

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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