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COSLA, Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH
£63,267 - £66,120 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week
Work From Home:

Job Description

The Digital Office for Scottish Local Government was originally set up to assist Local Authorities become digital businesses, its strategic role has evolved in helping link National Strategies and priorities with the equivalent at a local level, whilst also delivering a programme of work related to the revised Digital Scotland Strategy, Digital Health & Care strategy, Education, Analogue to Digital Switchover within Telecare and other key policy areas.

The Digital Office also supports councils with leadership and development of new products in areas such as Data, Robotic Process Automation & AI, Cloud, IOT, Scottish Approach to Service Design, New Services and Digital Skills.

The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing a local government data architecture that can be used to enable greater re-use and interoperability of technology platforms, digital services, and data to deliver savings, improved customer experience, and improved outcomes for the people of Scotland.

The main goals for the Data Architect fit into 5 key areas:

  • Leadership
  • Partnership Working
  • Capability and Capacity Building
  • Collaborative Development
  • Technical Assurance

Please see the job description for further details

Home based with some occasional travel throughout Scotland

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Shortlisted candidates will be advised by email in advance of the interview.



Applications should be made through the myjobscotland website by 11.59pm on the 28th of March 2023.

It is anticipated interviews will be held week of the 17th of April 2023.