Head of Business Case Development
Transport Scotland is the national transport agency for Scotland and is accountable to Parliament and the public through Scottish Ministers, with a budget of around £2 billion per year. Transport is a vital feature of the Scottish Government's focus on increasing sustainable economic growth, and transport investments and policies have major impacts on the economy, people, and the environment. For more information please visit www.transport.gov.scot
An opportunity is available for a Head of Business Case Development role. The post includes responsibility for the transport appraisal and business case advice across Transport Scotland, the development of methodologies and tools to support this including Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG). Also engaging with the transport community, commissioning research and embracing best practise to ensure Scotland is at the forefront of Transport Appraisal. Robust transport appraisal and business case development is crucial to provide evidence to decision makers on the transport priorities. The profile below sets out the duties, competencies and skills required to deliver this ambitious programme.
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the newly formed Transport Strategy and Analysis Directorate has focussed on supporting Ministers on resulting demand for travel and the transport impacts of the phased transition out of lockdown. The level of uncertainty of travel demand and the challenges to the economy, combined with the need to refocus resources, means there will a fresh look at transport investment through a new lens. This role will provide expertise in making the Strategic Case for transport investment in a period of green, economic recovery.
The current salary range for this role is £48,930 – £61,006 (pro rata for part time). The role also currently attracts an annual pay supplement of £3,000 (pro rata for part time). Supplements are subject to regular review.
Closing date: midnight Monday 31 August