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Digital Telecare Project Manager

Post Title: Digital Telecare Project Manager

Salary: £34,045 - £40,055

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. Home based with travel throughout Scotland.

Duration of contract: Two Years Temporary Contract, Secondments considered

Background

The Local Government Digital Office (LGDO) has been exploring the scope and benefits of switching the current Scottish telecare provision from a predominantly analogue based system to a digital service.  Digital telecare offers individuals, families and carers, security and peace of mind.  It enables people to stay independent in their own homes for as long as possible.

As this work continues to progress, an opportunity has arisen for a Project Manager to join the Local Government Digital Office to support Digital Telecare through the next phase of the transformational change from analogue to digital telecare.

The Project Manager role will be fully funded for 2 years by the Scottish Government's TEC Programme and will be hosted and work as part of the Local Government Digital Office.

About the role

We are seeking an enthusiastic and proactive Project Manager to support the development of the Digital Telecare portfolio which has six evolving Programmes.  As a Project Manager you will provide assistance to Chief Digital Officer who has responsibility for the Digital Office.  The role of Project Manager will play an important part in the shift from analogue to digital telecare which has potential to dramatically transform the future of millions of people across Scotland.

One of the key objectives will be to implement and maintain high quality project management and planning procedures to ensure all projects under the remit of Digital Telecare are effectively managed and controlled, to deliver the expected benefits.

You will be educated to degree level or have equivalent relevant experience, have developed interpersonal skills and ability to apply diplomatic and tactful approach in a manner appropriate to the situation when dealing with key stakeholders and also the ability to work to your own initiative and prioritise workload within challenging timescales.

Previous applicants need not apply.

For more information about this role, download the 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.

You may also find it useful to visit our website to find out more about the LGDO.

Applications should be returned by 27 February 2020.

Competency-based interviews will take place mid-end March 2020.

For more information about competency-based interviews, see our 'Guide to Competency-based Interviews'.

COMPLIANCE WITH ASYLUM AND IMMIGRATION ACT 1996

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.