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Top job! Operations Manager

  • Full time
  • £51,211 – £60,548
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th October 2021

  • Advertised from 22nd September 2021
  • Permanent. 35 hours Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm) with flexi-time scheme, or flexible hours as agreed.
  • 40.5 days (including public holidays), flexi-time, flexible working arrangements, Civil Service Pension Scheme arrangements


This is an exciting opportunity to help set up and establish a new independent office which has responsibility for biometric data in the criminal justice and policing sector in Scotland. Further information on the functions of the Scottish Biometrics Commissioner can be found in the enabling legislation:

The Scottish Biometrics Commissioner is recruiting a small team to help him to run his new office Reporting directly to the Commissioner, the Operations Manager will be working in a cross-functional team and will be responsible for all operational activities in support of the 4 year strategic plan. This will include liaising with Police Scotland, the Scottish Police Authority and the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner and other stakeholders and regulatory bodies on the use of biometric data. The Operations Manager will also assist the Commissioner to conduct independent reviews and ensure compliance on the use of biometric data in Scotland.

To be successful in this role, ideally you will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a supervisory or management position in a policing, human-rights, criminology or criminal justice environment. You will be able to demonstrate strong analysis and decision-making skills, you will have experience of building and maintaining collaborative relationships with stakeholders at all levels with well-developed written and oral communication skills.

Application notes

Recruitment for the Scottish Biometrics Commissioner is being managed by the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman’s office. If you are interested in in this vacancy, please visit for the full job outline and application pack.

For further information, please contact 0131 243 0982 or 0131 240 2979 or you can email

Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 14 October

Interviews: Likely to be held between 3 and 11 November