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Senior Tester

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Salary:Circa £31,510 

Working pattern:Full time, Permanent 


Closing date:12 August 2020 at midnight 

About us

The Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) was set up in 1987 to manage legal aid in Scotland. We are a non-departmental public body responsible to the Scottish Government. Our main purpose is to manage and improve continuously publicly funded legal assistance and to advise Scottish Ministers on its strategic development for the benefit of society.

We are an ethical organisation, carrying out rewarding work that can have a considerable impact on members of the public lives. With a low staff turnover, as a business, SLAB can offer a stable employment package. Our total reward package includes the following: flexible working hours, remote working from home, the opportunity to apply for a seasonal ticket loan for public transport, a competitive holiday entitlement of 34 days per year (inclusive of public and privilege holidays) increasing after 5 years of continuous service, and a contributory pension scheme is in operation, the terms of which are in line with public service pension schemes.

If you wish to learn more about the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) and our other direct services please visit the

About the role

The post holder will be responsible for the testing service within SLAB. Co-ordinating and controlling the testing workload, playing a major role in planning regression testing for each deployment and delivering training material and training to users both internal and external.

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Manage the Testing team and conduct testing of new and changed programmes on existing or new systems for all projects.

  • Analyse and document in relation to Legal Aid existing business functions, processes, information flows and data structures.

  • Understand changes in operational processes resulting from proposed or legislative change to Legal Aid.

  • Seek improvements in, and implement redevelopment of, information systems, data management, processes/procedures, organisation and equipment for legal aid.

The ideal candidate should represent:
  • Excellent knowledge of the principles, practices, tools and techniques of system testing

  • Strong technical skills coupled with business intelligence and a deep understanding of customers’ needs to transform business processes into requirement documents for use by both the Operational Business area and I.S. Department.

  • Experience of business analysis with respect to implementation of systems applications.

  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to analyse information, identify gaps of information, produce findings and present recommendation in a clear and understandable way to all involved partners.

  • Flexible and adaptable to change of circumstances and able to take account of new information which might influence the project.

Application Information

For more details about this role, to see a full list of essential criteria and required competencies or to apply please click the “Apply Now” button or visit For assistance, please contact Klaudia Hall via email or call 0131 240 2027.

Completed applications should be returned by 12th August 2020 via SLAB’s recruitment portal. Interviews will likely be organise via video call later that month.