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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: Kirkwall
Salary: £26,756 - £30,507 per annum plus excellent benefits package

We have an exciting opportunity for an Account Manager to join HIE.  In this key role you will work as part of the Orkney area team in our Kirkwall office, supporting a portfolio of businesses increase their impact in the local economy.
To be credible in this role you will bring relationship building skills, and a strong knowledge of economic and business development.  An awareness of the Orkney business community and the sectoral opportunities present within the area is essential.
For more information click here.  To apply click here.

Job reference: 698
Closing date: Sunday 22nd October 2017
Interview date: Monday 30th October 2017 – in Kirkwall



Salary: £21,503 - £24,109 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Location: Forres

We have an exciting opportunity for a Finance and Administration Officer to join Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
Based in our Forres office, you will be responsible for providing high quality administrative support to the Moray area team and Area Manager, using and becoming the office expert on a full range of systems and processes.   You will play a key role in ensuring the quality and accuracy of management information and support client facing staff in the delivery of their daily duties, including internal claims processing and a range of other support services.

You will be the Finance contact for the area office for the area office with responsibility for monitoring spend, budget, commitment and slippage. 

To be credible in this role you will have proven experience in working to deadlines and prioritising workload as well as possessing strong customer service skills and a client focussed approach.

Experience of Document Management Processes and systems is desirable.

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

Job reference: 718
Closing date: 31st October 2017
Interview date: 6th November 2017- In Forres



Location: Inverness
Salary: £17,552 - £19,424 per annum plus excellent benefits package

We have an exciting opportunity for a Framework Administration Support Officer to join Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Based in our Inverness office, you will provide administrative support that will help HIE achieve its ambitions and deliver best value by procuring the most suitable external providers of a range of specialist services.   This will involve running tender processes online through the Public Contract Scotland portal and include uploading tender documentation and following well-defined procurement processes.   The role will also include preparing and processing approvals on HIE's management system.

You will also provide administrative support to the Director of Finance and Corporate Services.

You will have proven experience in managing a busy workload to ensure that key tasks are completed accurately and on time.  It is also essential that you have previous experience working in a team and also on your own initiative.

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

Job reference:716
Closing date: 5th November 2017
Interview date: w/c 13th November 2017 - 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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