Do you thrive on enabling teams, stakeholders and the people of Scotland to make the best use of digital technology?
Would you be proud to play a key part in ensuring essential public services across Scotland are appropriately funded? If so, we would love to hear from you!
Now is an exciting time to join Revenue Scotland - an organisation that has a reputation for delivering excellence and commitment to continually improving the way that we work.
We are a growing and multi-skilled organisation with approaching 100 staff. We have a senior leadership team of four and work collaboratively across a range of disciplines within the organisation. We operate fully digitally and our digital systems and platforms are outsourced or shared with other organisations. We collect, process and store high quality, high value data and are looking to develop and implement a data strategy that will maximise the value of our data, it uses and combine it with the data of other organisations in the support of the development of public policy and service improvement. The post-holder will bring the data and digital functions of Revenue Scotland together to ensure that we are investing in digital services and solutions that are data-led and user-centred.
We prioritise the health and wellbeing of our staff. We encourage innovation, collaboration and shared decision-making, and we empower and entrust our people with high levels of responsibility and autonomy.
Take a look at our video that celebrates our success for 2022. If you would like to learn more about Revenue Scotland, please visit our website.
Revenue Scotland are committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process. As part of our application process, you will be prompted to provide details of any adjustments to our recruitment process that you need. If you would like to discuss any adjustments before applying, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
The post holder will be a key part of the Revenue Scotland leadership team and will report to the Head of Corporate functions. As Service Owner, you will provide strategic leadership, working with others to set and deliver the digital and data priorities that meet the aspirations and needs of the organisation.
In this new role working with a team of 13, you would oversee developments in three core areas of our corporate business and act as a bridge between them:
Our current way of working supports a hybrid approach of home and workplace working to achieve the right balance between collaboration, in-person engagement and flexibility. Our main office base is Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, with an option of working from a Glasgow hub at St Vincent Plaza. You must be able to attend Victoria Quay, Edinburgh in person when required.
Digital Data and Technology (DDaT) Pay Supplement
This post attracts an annual £5,000 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 which aims to attract and retain talent across disciplines. DDaT includes a capability framework consisting of a standard set of job roles. As a member of the profession you will join the professional development system, currently BCS RoleModelplus.
DDaT Professional Role(s)
DDaT Job Family:
Product and Delivery
DDaT Job Role:
DDaT Job Role Level:
DDaT Role description
A service owner is accountable for the quality of their service. They adopt a portfolio view, managing end-to-end services, which include multiple products and channels. You will be expected to operate at scale and provide the connection between multidisciplinary business areas and stakeholders. At this level, you will:
Key DDaT Capability Descriptor
Digital, Data and Technology Profession Capability Framework
The competencies required for this role which will be tested if you are invited to attend the interview and DDaT assessment are:
Ideally a degree in Computing, Data science or related technical discipline.
Ideally certified in at least one of the following: TOGAF (or demonstrable familiarity with a related framework), COBIT.
Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum essential criteria as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.
Guidance and further information
As a member of the Digital, Data and Technology Profession we are proud to offer great benefits including flexible working, generous pension and holiday allowances.
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Interested in applying?
We are focused on hiring the very best talent available, welcoming applications from candidates of all backgrounds recognising that a diversity of lived experiences bring a variety of fresh perspectives to everyone’s work.
The post is advertised as a full-time role, but would welcome all applications including candidates seeking alternative or flexible working patterns. We will assess proposed working patterns against the business requirements for this post.
We aim to ensure everyone is treated fairly, with respect and has a positive recruitment experience – and is able to demonstrate their full potential. If you require any adjustments to our recruitment process, please let us know via email@example.com
To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Neil Ferguson, Head of Corporate Functions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Apply
Please submit a CV and complete the personal statement fields in our online application form.
Your CV should be no longer than two pages setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Your personal statement should be no longer than 750 words explaining why you consider your personal skills, qualities, qualifications and experience suitable for this role, with particular reference to the essential criteria.
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 and qualifications.
Interview and Assessment
Provisional Dates for Sift: week of 3 April
Provisional Dates for Assessment/Interview: week of 17 April at the earliest
If successful at sift you will be required to participate in a DDaT assessment as well as the interview process.
Time in 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.
In the event that further posts are required, a reserve list of successful candidates will be kept for up to 12 months
Important Information Regarding Interviews
We would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that most interviews will be conducted in a virtual/remote setting. Please contact us via the email address below if you would like to request a face to face interview.
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 as well as a personal device of choice with an account registered to Microsoft Teams by which you can 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 a virtual interview.
Revenue Scotland 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 during our recruitment process, please let us know via email@example.com
As part of any recruitment process, Scottish Government and associated public bodies collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants and applicants for public appointments.
Personal information you provide in the recruitment process will be made available to Scottish Government and our additional data processors.
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