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Flexible Location, G72 7NA
£51,802 - £54,423 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service would like to invite applications for the post of Project Manager, based flexibly on a fixed term basis for a period of 23 months. This is a full-time opportunity, working 35 hours per week.


This is a full-time post however applications from individuals seeking to work on a part time, job share or flexible working basis would be considered.


The successful candidate will be required to undertake the workstream project management and governance of a major operational / strategic project, within Service Development. You will work within industry recognised project management methodologies and will provide advice and guidance to internal managers on project management issues.


You will provide guidance and leadership in project work packages, will develop relationships with relevant uniformed staff, technical advisor, suppliers and the relevant business community to ensure adequate support is provided as well as applying project management best practices appropriately. The role will cover all aspects of project management including project team development and management, project planning, reporting of progress and exceptions (cost, time, quality etc.) in line with governance procedures, conduct and management of project meetings and proactive management and reporting of workstream, work package and project dependencies, risks and issues to the Senior Project Manager, Project Lead, Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) and internal stakeholders as required.


A key and significant aspect of the role is to collate, manage and report on the wide range of workstream activities and work packages within the allocated project(s). You will also contribute to the development and implementation of project(s) and Portfolio Office strategies, policies and procedures in the project management field and will play a significant role in raising and maintaining a positive profile for allocated project(s) and Portfolio Office within the wider organisation. Additionally, you will also be responsible for supporting workstream leads and work package contributors.


Previous and significant experience of managing large complex and technical or development projects is essential, as is evidence of Continued Professional Development. You will have personal resilience and capacity to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines and organisational priorities.


Candidates must be educated to degree level in an appropriate discipline or have demonstrable equivalent experience and should hold Prince 2 practitioner, PMI or equivalent. Additionally, you must have skills and experience in at least 3 of the following areas: Programme management, Prince 2 practitioner, Business analysis, Business case development, Software development, SharePoint site development.


Applicants will require flexibility in working arrangements and to be willing to work out-with 'normal' working hours and to travel when needed.



Desirable criteria include holding Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation, Better business cases foundation, and experience of public sector procurement, working within a formal quality environment, working within an emergency services environment, and knowledge of broad industry trends and technology shifts.


Full details of the role and our recruitment process can be found in the attached information pack. 


Salary on appointment will normally be at the lower salary point, with progression subject to regular review - in line with the SFRS performance appraisal arrangements.  A higher salary placing will be considered in exceptional circumstances subject to experience demonstrated.


This post is also subject to the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exemptions) Scotland Order 2013. Therefore, the successful candidate's will be subject to a Standard Disclosure record check through Disclosure Scotland.


Please note, this post has been determined as politically restricted, further information is available in the Recruitment information Pack.


The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all sectors of the community. In addition, we are committed to being a “Disability Confident Employer” and will ensure that all applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role are invited for interview.


If you would like to apply in a different format, please email People Services at


Please note, a fully completed application form must be submitted as SFRS do not accept CVs in support of applications for employment.

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