We are seeking applications for Policy and Quality Manager within the office of the Scottish Road Works Commissioner.

The Scottish Road Works Commissioner is an independent public official established under section 16 of the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 and is accountable to the Scottish Ministers and ultimately the Scottish Parliament.

The Commissioner's aim is to improve the planning, co-ordination and quality of road works throughout Scotland.

The Commissioner monitors performance, promotes and encourages good practice across both utility companies and roads authorities. The Commissioner also has powers to impose financial penalties on roads authorities who systematically fail in their duty to co-ordinate and upon utility companies who systematically fail to co-operate when undertaking road works.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone with excellent communication skills, an interest in developing policies and who enjoys building and maintaining positive working relationships with stakeholders.

You will be working in a small friendly team and offered a varied interesting workload supporting the Scottish Road Works Commissioner from an office based at Saughton House, Edinburgh, EH11 3XD there may be opportunities to work flexibly

Responsibilities

Providing advice to the Commissioner on the interpretation of road works legislation

Promoting compliance with the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, the Transport (Scotland) Acts 2005 and 2019 and all supporting secondary legislation and guidance

Keeping legislation under review and identify issues that require to be addressed.

Take a lead role in the development of quality plans guidance and assessment of quality plans submitted by road works undertakers.

Attend working groups and advise on the development of guidance documents.

Competencies

Communications and Engagement

Self Awareness

Analysis and Use of Evidence

Improving Performance

Qualifications

Educated to degree level in a relevant subject

Interview Date

To be confirmed

Important Information Regarding Interviews

In recognition of ongoing measures and guidance in response to Covid-19, a decision has been taken that all interviews will be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

All applicants must ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview via MS Teams and ensure that Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview.

For information on this post please contact Debbie Young by email at debbie.young@srwc.gov.scot

The Scottish Road Works Commissioner aims to be a diverse and inclusive workplace and we want to help you demonstrate your full potential whatever type of assessment is used. If you require any adjustments to our recruitment process, please let us know via applications@srwc.gov.scot