Product Owner | Hybrid Working with Glasgow or Dundee Base Location | £52355 - £65276 + £5,000 DDaT Pay Supplement after 3 month qualifying period | Full or Part Time Hours | Flexi- time | 25 Days annual leave (increasing to 30 after 4 years’ service) plus 11.5 Public and Privilege| Contributory Pension Scheme (employee contributions 5.45% employer contributions 27.1 - 27.9%)
DDaT Pay Supplement
This post attracts a £5,000 DDAT pay supplement after a 3 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 post is part of the Scottish Government DDaT profession. As a member of the profession, you will join the professional development scheme, currently BCS RoleModel plus
Flexible and Hybrid Working
Our current way of working is by a hybrid working approach, where colleagues will be expected to use a mix of office based and remote working (working from home) depending on the requirements of the role. Base office location can be in either Dundee or Glasgow.
Social Security Scotland is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government.
Our benefits help people from all walks of life in Scotland. We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that is representative of the clients we serve.
No specific qualifications required for this Post.
How to apply
To apply for this post, you will need to provide the information requested below via the online application process.
A CV (no longer than two pages) setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements - this is accessed through the candidate profile.
It is important that you also take time to complete a personal statement (no longer than 750 words). This should clearly demonstrate how your skills, qualities and experience meet the following essential criteria:
1. Knowledge of agile methodology, with demonstrable experience in taking an iterative approach to delivery within in a fast-paced, evolving environment
2. Experience in facilitating engagement with stakeholders and deliver services or change initiatives with the aim of providing better results for citizens
3. Experience in capturing and translating user needs into deliverables, defining a minimum viable product
4. Experience in driving forward implementation of solutions to problems for which you have identified, understood and documented their causes
If we receive a large number of applications, we may complete an initial sift on the first essential criteria.
Please take time to read through the role description and tailor your CV and personal statement to reflect the role and the essential skills/criteria as described in the job description/person specification.
When reviewing your application, we will be assessing your career history and achievements against the essential criteria for the role. We’re looking for examples of things you have previously achieved or your knowledge in a particular field which are relevant to the role.
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Here are details of the Competencies required for this role and you will be tested against these competencies if you are invited to attend the interview/assessment:
To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Shahbaz Majeed who can be contacted by emailing Shahbaz.Majeed@socialsecurity.gov.scot
Please note that we will not engage with external recruitment agencies regarding this post.
The successful candidate will be expected to remain in post for a minimum of 3 years unless successful in gaining promotion to a higher Band or Grade.
Social Security Scotland are a Disability Confident Employer. We will consider and implement any reasonable adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment process and during the course of your employment, should you be successful in securing a post.
If you feel you may require assistance with any part of our recruitment process, please contact us at Recruitment@socialsecurity.gov.scot
Social Security Scotland’s recruitment processes are underpinned by the recruitment principles of the Civil Service Commissioner, which outline that selection for appointment be made on merit on the basis of fair and open competition - Recruitment - Civil Service Commission (independent.gov.uk)
If you feel at any time your application has not been treated in accordance with the values in the Civil Service Code and/or if you feel the recruitment has been conducted in such a way that conflicts with the Civil Service Commissioner’s Recruitment Principles, you can make a complaint, by contacting Social Security Scotland at firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive you can contact the Civil Service Commissioner.
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