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Top job! Assistant Project Manager /Business Change Analyst

  • Full time
  • £44,007 – £48,897
  • Based in Edinburgh. All staff are currently moving towards hybrid working.
  • Closing 23rd May 2022

  • Advertised from 5th May 2022
  • Fixed-term or secondment (June 2022 – May 2024)


We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Project Manager / Business Change Analyst to join the Commission on a 24-month fixed term basis.

You will support the organisation as we move through an exciting period of change and continuous improvement. The role will involve helping to manage the Information Management System project. This is a complex and stimulating project, which would suit an accomplished Business Analyst with an interest in broadening their project management experience within a supportive and close-knit team.

The project team are working to replace the business-critical database of service user records with a modern information and case management system. The new system will allow the Commission’s teams to use their time and expertise more effectively, supporting appropriate and lawful decision-making related to mental health and incapacity legislation in Scotland. The Assistant Project Manager / Business Change Analyst will need to develop a working knowledge of current and future legislation as it relates to our information management and casework system.

The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for finalising detailed requirements for a replacement individual record management and integrated casework system, adaptable for any future changes to mental health and incapacity legislation. This involves engaging with both technical and non-technical stakeholders to assess our current system and processes, identifying opportunities for improvement and making recommendations to deliver an effective software solution. The successful candidate will also have Assistant Project Manager responsibilities, leading the team in the Project Manager’s absence and ensuring key deliverables are met.

You will have substantial experience as a Business Analyst in IT software related roles, with particular experience of providing technical business analysis and process improvement. You will be educated to graduate level or equivalent experience, with PRINCE2 and knowledge of project-related methodologies, or have related experience. You will also have a track record of developing and delivering business analysis documentation in accordance with project requirements, analysing and re-designing business processes as necessary, aligning business needs with technical capabilities, documenting and consulting on requirements, defining test scenarios and dealing with complex and conflicting information. Negotiation, mediation and analytical skills are key to this role.

We offer a comprehensive range of benefits and policies to help balance commitments at work and home, including hybrid working.

Due to project timescales, we are seeking an early start date.

At the Commission we champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice, cultivating a sense of belonging and providing a workplace where everyone feels valued. We aim to have a workforce which represents the wider society that we serve and therefore encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and under-represented groups.

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Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 23 May at 12 noon with an interview date of Monday 30 May. Interviews may be held remotely or in our office in Edinburgh.