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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 - other locations will be considered
Salary: £33,974 - £39,792 per annum, excellent benefits package

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Policy Manager to join our organisation.

In this role you will lead on HIE's transport policy analysis and input, working closely with HIE colleagues, government, regional transport partnerships and other stakeholders as required.

You will also be expected to contribute to wider rural policy development, supporting the economic and community development of the region.

You will bring strong interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrable experience of working in a policy development and/or influencing role.  An ability to influence at senior level through the provision of credible policy advice is also essential.

Experience of working in an environment with high standards of governance and accountability is also key to this role.

A good knowledge of the Highlands and Islands region and the particular transport challenges faced by the region is also essential.

Previous experience of working in a transport policy role is desirable but not essential.

The role will require the successful applicant to be able to travel throughout the Highlands and Islands region, elsewhere in Scotland and occasionally within the UK and further afield.

*Please note – previous applicants need not apply*

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

Job reference:708
Closing date: 7th January 2018 
Interview date: 19th January 2018 - In Inverness



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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