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Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is the Scottish Government's economic and community development agency for a diverse region which covers more than half of Scotland. HIE’s unique integration of economic and community development is central to its success in generating sustainable economic growth in every part of the Highlands and Islands, particularly in fragile areas.

HIE has administrative offices in Inverness, Benbecula and Auchtertyre as well as local area offices in Forres, Fort William, Thurso, Golspie, Kirkwall, Lerwick, Stornoway, Lochgilphead and Portree.

To find out more about HIE and its operations, visit our about HIE section. You can also download a copy of our current Operating Plan and Annual Report.

Modern Apprentice - Finance Administrator

Location: Benbecula
Salary: £16,208 pro rata, per annum, excellent benefits package
Fixed term for 18 months

We have an exciting opportunity for a Modern Apprentice Finance Administrator to be part of the Finance and Corporate Services Data Centre team in Benbecula.  In this key role you will provide a range of administrative support to the Data Centre team and be involved in dealing with travel bookings for HIE staff.

This role provides the opportunity to gain administrative experience while undertaking workplace training in order to gain a Level 3 Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Business Administration.  As a HIE Modern Apprentice you can earn while you learn and still gain a professional qualification by the end of the programme. 

Candidates should have an understanding of the office environment and the administrative tasks undertaken.  You will have knowledge of good customer service, be able to communicate effectively and have the ability to use IT systems and software.

To find out more click here.  To apply click here.

Job reference: 652
Closing date: 7th May 2017
Interview date: 24th May 2017 - in Benbecula

Finance Administrator 

Location: Benbecula
Salary: £17,152 
pro rata, per annum, excellent benefits package
Fixed term until 31st May 2018 (Maternity cover)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Administrator.  In this key role you will work as part of the Finance and Corporate Services Data Centre team in our Benbecula office, supporting the team through processing financial transactions and maintaining accounting records on behalf of HIE, processing of Client claim submissions and the provision of the travel booking service for HIE staff.

To be credible in this role you will have experience of working in an office environment and educated to standard grade or equivalent in English and Maths.

To find out more click here.  To apply click here.

Job reference: 650
Closing date: 3rd May 2017
Interview date: 23rd May 2017 - in Benbecula

Wave Energy Scotland - Research Engineer

Location: Inverness - other locations will be considered
Salary: £41,154 to £49,114 per annum
Fixed term: 2 years

The objectives of WES recognise the significant value that has accrued to Scotland in the development of wave technology to date and the large global market that can be developed through further technological innovation.

WES is seeking to recruit a Research Engineer who will join the Research and Innovation team, working alongside the WES technology team to develop a series of Metrics that will be used to define the stage gate pass threshold.

This position will also be involved in EU & US collaborations on Metrics development and structured innovation in marine energy.

An in-depth understanding of the needs and challenges associated with development of wave energy technology is essential for this role.   Candidates should have a strong technical background, with a clear understanding of technology research and development.

You will have excellent communication and presentation skills as well as being a team player.   You will also demonstrate a passion for communicating the benefits of the WES programme at events and in the media.

This is an exciting opportunity for a well-qualified and motivated individual to play a key role in ensuring the future success of WES.

To find out more click here.  To apply click here.

Job reference: 646
Closing date: 30th April 2017
Interview date: w/c 8th May 2017 - in Inverness


HIE Graduate placements 

We are currently recruiting for several graduate placements within HIE. Find out more >

Other ScotGrad placement opportunities

HIE utilises ScotGrad to facilitate placements in organisations in the Highlands and Islands.

To view all current graduate placement opportunities in the Highlands and Islands click here.

To view all current student placement opportunities in the Highlands and Islands click here.




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