31 May 2017


£67,090 - £69,380 ICT Pay Supplement* £4,000 per annum pro rata


The National Records of Scotland (NRS) is currently seeking applications for a Director of ICT based in Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

NRS is looking for an experienced and talented individual to lead the transformation of our ICT services which are fundamental to their success.  National Records of Scotland plays a crucial role in Scotland’s public sector landscape - taking Scotland’s Census and preparing for the next one in 2021; they will produce statistics about Scotland’s population that underpin policy and spending decisions; and look after the nation’s archives, which include the records of the courts and government, increasingly in digital form. Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will lead on the development and implementation of an ICT Strategy and delivery framework.  You will drive forward the transformation of our ICT services, moving away from legacy systems and putting in place solutions which will deliver effective, efficient and flexible ICT across our business services. 

Qualifications Required

For jobs in Bands B and C, you must hold a minimum of 3 SCE Higher or A Level qualifications (grades A-C) with one being English. Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact the Resourcing Officer named at the end of this advert to discuss.

Essential Criteria

  1. A strong track record of leadership at a senior level, successfully driving digital and cultural change in a customer-facing environment.
  2. Proven senior level experience of both developing and implementing ICT strategy, at scale and in a complex technical environment.
  3. The ability to work flexibly and collaboratively as part of the organisation’s senior leadership team, with strong influencing, engagement and communication skills.
  4. Substantial programme management experience.
  5. Experience of financial management at scale.

Desirable Criteria

  1. GSI/PSN compliance and operational awareness.
  2. Strong understanding of IT Security and information architecture.

For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Tracy Richardson who can be reached at 0131 314 4685 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact Ricky Carter on 0131 244 3987 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Existing Civil Servants

Current Civil Servants recruited via fair and open competition should not apply via this advert. Scottish Government and Common Citizenship staff should apply via the SG Intranet and other Civil Servants should apply via the Civil Service Jobs Website

*ICT Pay Supplement

This post attracts a £4,000 ICT pay supplement after a 9 months ICT Competency qualifying period. Pay supplements are temporary payments designed to address recruitment and retention issues caused by market pressures and are subject to regular review.

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