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Who are we?

We are the Scottish Government's economic and community development agency for a diverse region which covers more than half of Scotland. Our 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.

We are a forward thinking, innovative and award-winning organisation that thrives on investing in our employees.

We support employees in their work with businesses and communities to develop economic growth across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, and build a successful and competitive region where more people want to live, work, study and invest.

We have 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 us and our operations, visit our about HIE section

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.

 

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Starting salary: £36,043 per annum, excellent benefits package

Potential future salary progression from £36,043 to £41,400 per annum

Full-time, 35 hours per week

Fixed term to 31st December 2020

Location: Inverness, Fort William, Golspie, Portree, Auchtertyre or Thurso 

We are looking for an experienced, proactive and ambitious Senior Project Manager to join HIE, overseeing the successful delivery of projects for the Northern Innovation Hub programme.

The role

As part of this role you'll:

  • Manage the budget for the Northern Innovation Hub programme
  • Ensure that the programme creates a sustainable legacy in the Highlands
  • Work closely with external contractors, stakeholders, entrepreneurs and partners
  • Manage the programme's complex reporting requirements and oversee the delivery of a clear and concise communications strategy
  • Co-ordinate HIE's internal governance for the programme, to manage risks and ensure accountability of the programme
  • Work closely with internal business sector teams to ensure that the Northern Innovation Hub programme complements other services
  • Line manage a team of three Development Managers, providing guidance and practical assistance when required

The person

It's essential that you are an experienced project manager who can work well with colleagues across the organisation as well as HIE's external partners and stakeholders.

You'll also have confidence in your technical skills, particularly in project management, to ensure successful delivery of the programme.  Your financial expertise and experience in managing complex projects with multiple funders will be key.

You'll also be able to build and develop effective working relationships quickly, which will ensure that the multiple parties involved in the programme are aware of your ability to lead and influence the direction of projects.

As a natural communicator and presenter, you'll bring a fresh approach to HIE's work in this field and make a positive contribution to HIE's continuous development and the wider success of the Northern Innovation Hub programme.

To find out more about the role please read the job description.

To apply please complete our online application form.

Job reference: 886

Closing date: 1st July 2019

Interview date: 24th July 2019 - in Inverness

 

STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES ENGAGEMENT MANAGER 

Starting salary: £36,043 pro-rata per annum, excellent benefits package

Potential future salary progression from £36,043 to £41,400 pro-rata per annum

Full-time, 35 hours per week - A flexible work pattern of between 25-35 hours per week (25 hours per week minimum) will also be considered

Location: All HIE offices in the Highlands and Islands region will be considered

We are looking for an experienced and proactive Engagement Manager to join HIE, working within our Strengthening Communities team.

The role

As part of this role you'll:

  • Develop and manage initiatives with a focus on social innovation, entrepreneurship and impact, with a particular focus on community-led and social enterprise development 
  • Provide project management for programmes that support social enterprises and community-led organisations
  • Support in the development and implementation of a new social impact measurement framework, helping HIE's account managers and communities to understand and utilise the framework
  • Engage regularly with a number of key partners and stakeholders, applying leadership and direction to achieve positive outcomes
  • Be a key member of HIE's Strengthening Communities team, providing support and guidance to colleagues across the organisation when required

The person

It's essential that you are a proven leader who can quickly build strong working relationships with your colleagues across the organisation, senior managers, social and community organisations and HIE's external partners and stakeholders.

You'll also have confidence in your technical skills, demonstrating practical and operational experience in delivering community-led projects using your project management skills.

You'll also be a strategic thinker, with the ability to lead, influence and motivate key stakeholders, both internal and external, at all levels.

Strong financial analysis skills and the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines are also key requirements for this role.

To find out more about the role please read the job description.

To apply please complete our online application form.

Job reference: 890

Closing date: 27th June 2019

Interview date: 5th July 2019 - in Inverness

 

ACCOUNT MANAGER - MORAY 

Starting salary: £36,043 per annum, excellent benefits package

Potential future salary progression from £36,043 to £41,400 pro-rata per annum

Full-time, 35 hours per week 

Location: Forres

We are looking for an experienced, proactive and ambitious Account Manager to join our Moray area team.

The role

As part of this role you'll:

  • Provide intensive account management support to a defined portfolio of clients with the ambition and potential to achieve significant business growth and impact on the wider economy
  • Actively identify new areas of growth and pursue these opportunities
  • Work closely with HIE's sector teams to support development of businesses
  • Build strong internal and external working relationships to ensure that HIE's account managed clients are receiving the best advice and support
  • Be a key member of the Moray area team, providing assistance to colleagues when required and also making an important contribution towards the team's annual targets

The person

It's essential that you can quickly build strong working relationships with your colleagues across the organisation, senior managers and HIE's external partners and stakeholders.

You'll also have confidence in your technical skills, demonstrating practical and operational experience in the development and successful growth of businesses.   You'll also have strong analytical and financial skills.

You'll be an excellent communicator and presenter, with the ability to influence a wide range of clients.

To find out more about the role please read the job description.

To apply please complete our online application form.

Job reference: 884

Closing date: 7th July 2019

Interview date: 24th July 2019 - in Forres

 

SENIOR DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Starting salary: £36,043 per annum, excellent benefits package

Potential future salary progression from £36,043 to £41,400 pro-rata per annum

Full-time, 35 hours per week

Location: Inverness 

We are looking for an experienced, proactive and ambitious Senior Development Manager to join our Inner Moray Firth area team.

The role

As part of this role you'll:

  • Stimulate and support the development of key infrastructure and business development opportunities in and around the Inner Moray Firth area
  • Manage a number of key major employers, some of which are considered to be regionally strategic with ambitious growth plans
  • Ensure HIE plays an effective part in local Community Planning, and take specific responsibility for HIE's involvement in the Nairn Community Planning partnership.
  • Represent HIE at a senior level at external meetings with clients, partners and stakeholders
  • Lead on, and fully participate in multi-stakeholder account teams formed around key strategic projects or clients
  • Oversee the management of HIE's property portfolio in the Inner Moray Firth area (excluding Inverness Campus) ensuring that it is in good repair, as well as identifying potential opportunities to lease vacant property 
  • Develop a pipeline of projects for the Inner Moray Firth area
  • Be a key member of the Inner Moray Firth area team, providing support and guidance to colleagues when required, as well as colleagues across the organisation 

The person

It's essential that you are a proven leader who can quickly build strong working relationships with senior managers, colleagues across the organisation and HIE's external partners, clients and stakeholders.

You'll also have confidence in your technical skills, demonstrating practical and operational experience in the delivery of key business growth projects.   You'll also bring strong project appraisl and management skills and have a proven track record in financial appraisal and budget management.

You'll also be a natural communicator, with the ability to influence a wide range of clients and stakeholders, both internal and external.

To find out more about the role please read the job description.

To apply please complete our online application form.

Job reference: 888

Closing date: 21st July 2019

Interview date: 1st August 2019 - in Inverness

 

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