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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.

Please note, we do not accept speculative CVs, or CVs sent in support of job applications. To apply for any live vacancies, please proceed through our online application process.


Location: Inverness
Salary: £71,231 - £87,665 per annum, excellent benefits package

We have an exciting opportunity for a Director of Business and Sector Development to join HIE's senior leadership team.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will be responsible for policy and implementation of all aspects of HIE's support for businesses and sector development, which includes sectoral strategy implementation, business growth, account management, support for innovation, entrepreneurship, international trade, inward investment, management and leadership, financial interventions, specialist advice and appropriate national support.  The role also includes operational delivery through area offices.

To be credible in this role you will bring extensive experience in developing effective public and private sector business relationships, as well as a proven track record of collaborative and partnership working.

You will also be a confident communicator, presenter and strategic thinker, with the ability to lead senior management teams and to bring fresh ideas into established working relationships and approaches.

Job reference: 692
Closing date: 27 August 2017
Interview date: 13 September - in Inverness 

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

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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