Vacancy: Skills Planning Executive
About the Role
Skills Planning and Sector Development is responsible for national, regional, and sectoral skills investment planning.
The Skills Planning Executive will be responsible for providing high quality policy development, analysis, and project management capability to support work of Sector Development and Skills Planning.
The role will be responsible for day-to-day engagement with any contractors, colleagues, and partners to ensure delivery of project outputs and will support regional and sectoral sub teams in the directorate as well as cross cutting thematic areas of skills planning.
The nature of the role will be multi-faceted and will include routine undertaking of: primary and secondary labour market research and analysis, project management, stakeholder engagement and management to help support our delivery of skills planning and development across our range of sectoral, regional, and thematic interests.
This is a full time permanent position within the Support Team function of the Skills Planning and Sector Development Directorate in SDS.
Location for this post is flexible and can be discussed at Interview, some travel to Glasgow City Centre office will be required if base is elsewhere.
Skills Development Scotland is the national skills body supporting the people and businesses of Scotland in building highly productive workplaces through the development of skills across the range of industry sectors. SDS plays a key role in driving forward Scotland’s economic future through their delivery of the Scottish Government’s economic and skills strategy. SDS helps the skills and learning system to better respond to the needs of the economy and help individuals benefit from a variety of learning and skills development opportunities.
The post holder will be expected to demonstrate a high degree of autonomy and personal responsibility in driving forward their work. You’ll have significant experience in a policy development and delivery or consultancy environment. Your experience of developing and maintaining successful stakeholder relationships, gained in either a public or private sector setting, alongside the ability to communicate complex information effectively to a range of audiences will be central to your skill set.
A comprehensive awareness of the policy landscape influencing SDS, and the work of the team will be critical, alongside the ability to synthesise, analyse and present key policy documents and labour market data. Your project management experience will enable you to effectively manage the competing demands of the role and key projects.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 12th January 2022 with Interviews expected to take place at the end of w/c 24th January 2022. (change to closing date and interview date)