Portfolio Assurance officer

Portfolio Assurance officer

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The successful candidate will participate in the development, implementation and management of assurance activity for the Police Scotland Transformation Portfolio.

Provide advice, guidance and support to projects within the Transformation Portfolio as required, helping ensure processes are being adhered to and providing feedback where required.

Provide professional assurance of benefit realisation management, risk management, dependency management and lessons learned, and support to the portfolio, programmes and projects which form the overall Transformation Portfolio for Police Scotland.

Proactive in the promotion of recognised methods and standards that improve the successful delivery of programmes and projects that contribute to the key principles of Keeping People Safe.

Lead specific parts of strategic assurance reviews of specific projects – targeting projects which are identified through the integrated assurance plan or in response to issues arising in particular projects.

Assist in the facilitation and provide support for Gateway and TAF Reviews, Internal Audit inspections, and those carried out by HMICS and other external review bodies.


You will be educated to HND level (or equivalent) with significant experience OR in the absence of formal qualifications, relevant working experience is required in order to support familiarisation and on the job training for the role.

You will have experience supporting or assuring complex, cross functional projects or equivalent, as well as experience of analysis, analytical tools and problem resolution.

You will be personable, pro-active professional and able to demonstrate full commitment to exceptional customer care and service in all activities.

You will have the ability to communicate and interact at all levels of the organisation, as well as the ability to work closely with colleagues in other corporate support functions.

This full time post is permanent and requires Standard Recruitment Vetting.  You will work 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 09:00 – 17:00.

The following competencies at level 1 will be used for the selection process:

We are emotionally aware

We take ownership

We are collaborative

We deliver, support and inspire

We analyse critically

We are innovative and open minded




– Competitive salary and guaranteed allowances

– Annual salary increments

– Local Government Pension Scheme

– 28 days annual leave and 6 public holidays on appointment

– Wide range of family friendly policies

– Employee Assistance Programme

– Access to range of staff associations

– Scottish Police Recreation Association

– Scottish Police Credit Union

– Cycle to Work Scheme



The Scottish Police Authority / Police Scotland is committed to positive action in the recruitment and selection of people with disabilities. We guarantee an interview to any applicant who has a disability, as defined under the Equality Act 2010, and who meets the essential criteria for the post. Please regard this as an opportunity to let us help you. Tell us of any aspects which could present difficulties and any suggestions for overcoming these.



Applicants must be a British citizen, a member of the EU or other states in the EEA, a Commonwealth citizen or a foreign national free of restrictions. You should also have been resident in the UK for a minimum of three years immediately prior to application.



Please visit the Police Scotland Career Site for Job Reference Number – 535

To apply for this job please visit policescotland-spacareers.tal.net.

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