Ref: 1626914

Original Listing

Company: 1626914

Salary: 46,889 - 57,503

Closing Date: Closing date: 2 Apr 2019

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, EH6 6QQ

Product Owner (IRC69163) External

We are currently seeking applications for Product Owners within the Social Security Programme Directorate based in Edinburgh. 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.

This post is part of the Programme devolving eleven Social Security Benefits to Scotland and launching a new Social Security Agency. This is a high-profile and exciting programme of work, which has political, public and media interest.

Working to a Service Manager, Product Owners will be responsible for the delivery of a particular Welfare Benefit or Support Service along with supporting technologies & processes, which will form part of the new Social Security Agency in Scotland,. You will be responsible for bringing together and managing a multi-disciplinary team, which includes specialist resources from policy development, analysts, user research and service design, technical staff, specialist advisors and others; managing their work within an agile project delivery framework.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. Ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders and teams in Scottish Government, IT providers and partner organisations to deliver services and systems, with the aim of providing better results for citizens.
2. Ability to bring together views and perspectives of a broad range of internal and external stakeholders including commercial and procurement specialists to provide a strong evidence base and documentation for decisions.
3. Ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team and set priorities for yourself and others in a project and/or programme, using established, recognised best practice project methodologies.
4. Ability to enable decision-making at the right level within your teams, removing unnecessary bureaucracy and facilitating delivery.

For further details and to apply online, visit our website at To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via our website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Social Security Resourcing who can be reached at email,

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact Recruitment Team on 0131 244 8217 or via