Technical Data Assurance Officer


£31,266 - £35,813

Closing date:

11 Oct 2021

We are currently seeking applications for a Technical Data Assurance Officer based in Buchanan House, Glasgow. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria will be invited to the assessments.

The successful candidate will join Transport Scotland in the Concessionary Travel and Integrated Ticketing Unit (CTITU) within the Bus, Accessible and Active Travel (BAAT) Directorate. CTITU was established to undertake and oversee the:

  • Operation and payments of the concessionary travel schemes, (now also to include the Under 22 free bus travel Scheme as from 31 January 2022)
  • Operation and payments of the Bus Service Operator Grants and/ or other operator grants
  • Delivery of smart and integrated multi-modal ticketing

Applications are invited for a B2 Technical Data Assurance Officer (TDAO) post within CTITU which is key in providing further assurance on the effective operation of the schemes by ensuring the integrity of data being provided electronically from transport operators for reimbursement purposes is accurate. Thus, the main focus of the role is to analyse and interrogate IT technical systems data for the purposes of ensuring that data received electronically from Transport Operators, reconciles with that held in TS internal back office systems at all times.

Ideally the post holder will be experienced in working in an analytical environment which supports operational delivery, managing large data sets, have the ability to make informed decisions based on their own initiative and judgement, pay attention to detail and understand when to escalate issues appropriately.

The post currently has no line management responsibilities and also requires strong self-management and motivational skills given the nature of the work involved.


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. It is responsible, on behalf of Scottish Ministers, for overseeing the operation and maintenance of the railways and trunk road networks throughout Scotland, for transport policy, aviation, ports, freight and inland waterways, and for running the national concessionary fares schemes. 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.

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