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Analyst – Using Money Differently

  • Full time
  • £27,986
  • Edinburgh/ Working from Home
  • Closing 7th February 2022

  • Advertised from 25th January 2022
  • 35 hours per week. Fixed Term until 31 March 2025 (secondments will be considered).


An exciting opportunity has come up to join the team at The Promise Scotland within the Evidence team. Are you passionate about how public services spend their money and interested in how this could be done better? If so, we would like to hear from you.

The Promise Scotland is responsible for driving the work of change demanded by the conclusions of the Independent Care Review.

The Care Review produced two reports looking specifically at the human and economic cost of the ‘care system’. the money and follow the money set out a compelling case for why Scotland needs to use resources differently, to deliver better outcomes for children, families and communities and, in doing so, deliver better value for money.

Using Money Differently is a key part of Plan 21-24. Initially working closely with an experienced external consultant, The Promise Scotland are now looking to build a small team of highly motivated professionals to progress this workstream over the next three years.

The route-map established for the workstream over the next three years envisages work taking place across three levels: locally, in places and with families; at a service level, in children and families services, particularly whole family support; and nationally, through the design and development of the Whole Family Wellbeing Fund.

In doing so, there are three questions:

· How are resources used at the moment and to what end?

· How should those resources be used differently, to improve outcomes and value for money?

· What investment is required, and how, to get from where we are now, to where we need to be in future, to #KeepThePromise?

About The Promise Scotland

The Promise Scotland is responsible for driving the work of change demanded by the conclusions of the Independent Care Review.

It works with all kinds of organisations to support shifts in policy, practice and culture so Scotland can #KeepThePromise it made to care experienced infants, children, young people, adults and their families - that every child grows up loved, safe and respected, able to realise their full potential.

The Promise Scotland’s sole reason for being is to facilitate and support change, wherever that change needs to happen to make sure that Scotland will #KeepThePromise.

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About you

The Analyst will play a critical role in providing expert analytical support to deliver the route-map for Using Money Differently. You will be comfortable working with numbers, be organised and have strong IT skills. You will have a proactive and methodical approach to work with the ability to prioritise and manage your own workload in a new and shifting environment.

Application notes

Closing date: 17:00 Monday 7 February 2022

Candidates with lived experience of care or candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria outlined will be invited to interview.

Pending the move to a newly established office in central Edinburgh, The Promise Scotland will operate flexible working arrangements seeking to meet the needs of its individual team members while also able to fulfil the activities set out in Plan 21-24, within a positive and supportive team culture and environment.

For more information about this role and to apply, please visit our website by clicking the Apply button.