Technology Support Officer

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Do you believe in the power of data and think this power should be used to improve the lives of the people living in Scotland? Yes? Research Data Scotland needs you!

Now is a great time to join Research Data Scotland (RDS). We’re a fast-moving, growing organisation that works with partners to make it quicker and easier to do research with public sector data in Scotland.


Key Details:

Job Description: Click here to download

Role: Technology Support Officer

Salary Range: £28,350 - £33,600 (B1)

Hours: 35 per week

Employment Type: 2 year fixed term contract


About RDS

RDS is a relatively new charity that was set up by the Scottish public sector and leading universities. We help researchers find and make use of data that can improve the lives of people in Scotland. Working in partnership, we do this by widening the range of data available, creating new data assets, and providing a single point of contact for safe, secure and effective access to public data in a trustworthy manner.

Data is often locked away in lots of individual systems, across many different organisations, and isn’t in a format that makes access or integration easy. We can help researchers to unlock the potential of this data by giving them information and advice that speeds up and simplifies their work.


About the Job

We are looking for a Technology Support Officer to help support our IT infrastructure as the organisation scales, and work with our staff on technology-related problems.


About You

A flexible mind-set and a “can-do” attitude are essential. You are an organised self-starter and enjoy managing multiple projects with different deadlines. You have experience of what it takes to run IT services for a busy organisation, and are confident and collaborative when dealing with colleagues.   Ideally you have some knowledge of/experience in working with content management systems and customer relationship management software, and knowledge of a Microsoft Azure environment


The Package

We invest in the development of our people and promote an inclusive workplace culture. We are based at the Bayes Centre in the centre of Edinburgh. We generally work a 35-hour week but offer hybrid working and part-time and/or flexible working hours from day one. We also offer a generous pension and 33 days’ holiday, including public holidays, although we don’t have set closure days. This list of benefits will be added to as the organisation develops, and you’ll help shape it as part of the team.


Job Description

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We’re keeping things easy – to apply, send us a CV and a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience to date match the job and person specs, and why you think this is the right role for you at this time.

If you’re ready to apply, send your CV with a short covering letter to Or email us for an informal chat about RDS and the role.