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IT Business and Change Manager

Scotland, Perth & Kinross, Perth
Car Allowance, Performance Related Bonus
Closing date
12 Apr 2024

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SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2028, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible Scotland | We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will, however need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSEN offices or depots around Scotland.

Salary: Competitive + car /car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

The IT Business and Change Manager is a senior role expected to lead the definition of our IT change and communications strategies. Youll operate across the whole of IT at a strategic level, directing and influencing how the IT deliver change and will be expected to be a key contributor to the successful deliver of Digital and Technology change at a strategic and directional level.

Key responsibilities for this role include:

- Creation of the IT / Digital change principles and strategy for the Transmission IT Change Team.

- Create, maintain and monitor the adoption of best practices and implementation, including policies, standards, procedures and guidelines.

- Lead the definition of our IT functions change and communications strategies.

- Manage the IT Business and Change delivery plan and team management, and team of external resources, ensuring operational excellence and resourcing and cost efficiencies.

- Day to day management of all IT / Digital change practitioners who are embedded in projects to design the change plans and deliver a successful change experience to impacted users.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Significant experience in defining a change strategy and communications framework to create a best in class change capability.

- Provide extensive thought leadership in terms of how the IT function should operate and deliver change.

- Expert change management experience, with a strong understanding of the different business change methodologies / models.

- Substantial experience with aligning business change approach with overall business strategy.

- Considerable experience in developing a benefits framework and establishing a partnership approach to defining, tracking and embedding the realisation of agreed benefits.

About our Business

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net zero.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Laura on 01738 341814.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.


We are driven by our purpose: to provide energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

We are a leading generator of renewable electricity and one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.

We develop, own and operate low carbon infrastructure to support the zero-carbon transition.  This includes onshore and offshore wind, hydro power, electricity transmission and distribution grids, and efficient gas-fired generation, alongside providing energy products and services for businesses, and we have interests across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Poland.

Our twin focus of practicality and inspiration is a strategy that has seen us through more than 70 years.

We are UK listed, employing 10,000 talented and skilled people and are real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited.

Because we’re SSE, and we’re for a better world of energy – for everyone.


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