Marine Scotland

Vacancy: IT Operations Manager, closing date 25 November

November 17, 2020 by No Comments | Category Vacancies

We are currently seeking applications for an IT Operations Manager within the Marine Lab based in Aberdeen. 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 £4,000.00 DDaT pay supplement after a 9 month 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.

Overview

Marine Scotland is a Directorate of Scottish Government responsible for managing Scotland’s seas for prosperity and environmental sustainability and works closely with key delivery partners and others to achieve stated objectives.

Marine Scotland Science has a team dedicated to the management of its scientific IT infrastructure and applications. While Marine Scotland uses the Scottish Government’s SCOTS IT service, Science Division also has its own specialised IT infrastructure (the Off SCOTS Environment), comprising physical and virtualised Windows servers along with NetApp network attached storage, which is better suited to serving the requirements of scientists. The IT Operations Manager leads the Science IT Operations team ensuring effective running of the infrastructure, guidance and accountability for changes, developing policies, procedures and other documentation necessary for efficient management of the systems, and overall financial management.

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.’ For further information on this post please contact Dave Keay at Dave.Keay@gov.scot.

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.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0131 244 8500 or via recruitment@gov.scot.


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