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Leigh Rennie

Tel. 01506 282012

Email IS Recruitment

Vacancy: Project Officer - Change and Business Analysis


Post Title: Project Officer - Change and Business Analysis

Salary: £29,916 - £32,553

Hours: Standard working week is 36 hours, Monday to Friday. Hours can be worked flexibly in agreement with the line manager

Location: Improvement Service, iHub, Quarrywood Court, Livingston EH54 6AX. Some travel will also be required to local authorities.

Duration of contract: Permanent


About the Improvement Service

The Improvement Service (IS) is a publicly funded company limited by guarantee, with a total annual budget in the region of £8 million. We exist to support councils and their partners to improve the health, quality of life and opportunities of all Scottish people through community leadership, strong local governance and the delivery of high quality, efficient local services.


Working for the IS means joining a small family of professionals, who work together to strive for continuous improvement in the public sector and ultimately, better outcomes for Scotland’s communities.


Our company headquarters are based in West Lothian, located conveniently for commuters between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Pay is only one of the benefits of working for the IS, our terms and conditions are progressive and flexible and employees are rewarded with a generous annual leave entitlement of forty days per year as well as a flexible working policy.


About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Officer to join the IS Change Management programme within the IS Transformation, Performance and Improvement team to provide project support on all elements of the change management work streams.


The Change Team supports the development of a number of work streams. Examples include the development of a change management framework, delivering ad-hoc support to councils, developing relationships with council change teams and community planning partners, co-ordinating the collation and sharing of good/innovative practice, supporting councils to develop change capacity and skills and working with business Analysis colleagues to provide a wide range of change support.


The post holder will have experience of business analysis or data research/business intelligence and a proven record of ability in demonstrating a range of consultancy skills, with particular emphasis on collaborative working.


Previous applicants need not apply.


For more information about this role download the full job description.


How to apply

To apply for this position, please download the application form. Alternatively you can call Leigh Rennie on 01506 282012 for an application pack.


All applications should be emailed to or sent to:


Leigh Rennie

Improvement Service


Quarrywood Court

Livingston EH54 6AX


Applications should be returned by 22nd April 2019.


A competency-based interview will take place on 1st May 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be advised by email in advance of the interview.


For more information about competency-based interviews, see our 'Guide to Competency-based Interviews'. You may also find it useful to read our current Business Plan.



In accordance with the above Act, preferred candidates are required to confirm that they are eligible to work in the U.K. External candidates invited for interview will require to bring approved documentation to the interview as verification of their eligibility.  Details will be enclosed with interview letters.


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