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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.

Aspiring to make a difference

We support employees in their work with businesses and communities to develop economic growth across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

HIE is an outward-looking, forward thinking, customer-focused organisation whose staff are empowered to use all their talents, skills and knowledge to build a successful and competitive region where more people want to live, work, study and invest.

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.

 

HEAD OF BUSINESS GROWTH - ARGYLL & THE ISLANDS

Location: Lochgilphead

Starting Salary: £34,993 per annum

Salary scale progression: from £34,993 to £40,588

Full time: 35 hours per week

We are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced candidate for our Head of Business Growth role in our Argyll & The Islands Area team.

You will be a key member of the Area office management team, and manage a small team of account managers working with a range of businesses in the region to realise their growth potential.  You will also support key businesses directly and engage in regional economic development initiatives.  You will work closely with members of the Area team, partners and our sector and specialist colleagues to deliver a range of support to businesses with ambitions to grow and develop to achieve their potential.

The successful candidate will be an experienced people manager and team player with relevant business experience and technical skills, with an ability to establish and develop effective working relationships with a wide range of partners, colleagues and businesses - local, national and global.

You will have proven experience in project management and appraisal, including detailed financial analysis and an ability to deliver results to the highest standards.

This post comes with a competitive benefits package including: contributory staff pension arrangements, generous 42 days leave per annum (annual leave entitlement plus public holidays), access to an employee assistance programme and a variety of flexible benefits.  Employees can also undertake three days paid volunteering per annum.

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Job reference: 830 

Closing date: 18th November 2018

Interview date: 29th November 2018 - In Lochgilphead

 

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - ARGYLL & THE ISLANDS

Location: Lochgilphead

Starting Salary: £27,559 per annum

Salary scale progression: from £27,559 to £31,422

Full time: 35 hours per week

We have an exciting opportunity for a Development Manager to join our Argyll and the Islands area team.

Reporting directly to the Head of Strengthening Communities, in this key role you will contribute to the development of a vibrant and sustainable social enterprise sector in Argyll and the Islands.

You will engage with a variety of clients, partners and stakeholders, both local and national, to enable the delivery of projects and activities that offer sustainable and economic impacts.

A good knowledge of local social enterprise and community activity is essential.  You will also possess strong financial and project appraisal skills as well as being able to establish and develop effective working relationships.

Experience of supporting social enterprise growth is desirable.

This post comes with a competitive benefits package including: contributory staff pension arrangements, generous 42 days leave per annum (annual leave entitlement plus public holidays), access to an employee assistance programme and a variety of flexible benefits.  Employees can also undertake three days paid volunteering per annum.

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Job reference: 832

Closing date: 18th November 2018

Interview date: 28th November 2018 - In Lochgilphead

 

HR CO-ORDINATOR  

Location: Inverness

Salary: £22,253 - £24,859 per annum

Full time: 35 hours per week

(Maternity Cover: Fixed Term Contract until January 2020)

We have an exciting opportunity for an HR Coordinator to join our Human Resources team to provide maternity cover. In this role you will be responsible for assisting and supporting the HR Manager in the development and effective delivery of HR services to all areas of HIE. 

Responsibilities will include providing guidance and advice to staff and line managers on a wide range of HR issues, assisting with recruitment and selection, facilitating training and development activities, developing HR policies and procedures in line with best practice and employment law, as well as supporting the team in administrating a range of key HR systems and processes. 

An important aspect of the role will also be the further development of our approach to HR communication – developing intranet guidance, HR policies, guidance notes, social media updates and training materials.

Working as part of a busy, proactive team, there will be the opportunity to get involved in a variety of essential HR activities as well as contributing to the development of longer term projects. 

To be successful in this role you will require to have excellent communication skills, the ability to take a proactive approach and have strong attention to detail.  An understanding of HR payroll processes, contract changes, staff benefits and experience of working within a similar role would also be highly desirable.

This post comes with a competitive benefits package including: contributory staff pension arrangements, generous 42 days leave per annum (annual leave entitlement plus public holidays), access to an employee assistance programme and a variety of flexible benefits.  Employees can also undertake three days paid volunteering per annum.

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Job reference: 834

Closing date: 31st October 2018

Interview date: 7th November 2018 - In Inverness

 

HR ASSISTANT - MODERN APPRENTICE

Location: Inverness 

Starting Salary: £17,358 per annum with further progression

Full time: 35 hours per week

Fixed Term Contract for 18 months

Our Human Resources team has a vacancy for a trainee HR Assistant to join the team and earn while they learn. In this role, which reports to the HR Manager, you will provide administrative support to the HR team including support for a variety of HR processes including recruitment, induction, learning and development and absence management. 

As a Modern Apprentice, you will be supported (both financially and during working time) to undertake a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) level 3 in business and administration.  You will also receive on the job training and work experience, and on successful completion of the MA qualification have the opportunity to obtain a permanent role with HIE at a promoted grade. This is an excellent entry level opportunity with the potential for future career development with a great organisation. 

We would particularly encourage care experience young people to apply for this position as HIE can provide a supportive working environment and create opportunities to build confidence, work experience and transferrable work and life skills. HIE recognises that there may be a need to adapt and agree approaches to reflect previous experience, stage of development and specific support needs of the successful candidate. 

We are therefore looking for someone who is really keen to learn, who would want to work as part of a team, who has good communication skills (both verbal and written) and enjoys working with people. 

This post comes with an attractive package of benefits including: contributory staff pension arrangements, generous 42 days leave per annum (annual leave entitlement plus public holidays), access to an employee assistance programme and a variety of flexible benefits and employee discounts.  Employees can also undertake three days paid volunteering per annum.

On successful completion of the MA qualification this post holder will have the potential to obtain a permanent role with HIE. Salary scale progression thereafter would be from £18,302 to £20,174 per annum.

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Job reference: 828

Closing date: 7th November 2018

Interview date: 3rd December 2018 - In Inverness

 

ACCOUNT MANAGER - LOCHABER, SKYE AND WESTER ROSS

Location: Portree or Auchtertyre

Starting Salary: £27,559 per annum

Salary scale progression: from £27,559 to £31,422

Full time: 35 hours per week

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Account Manager.  In this key role you will work as part of the Lochaber, Skye and Wester Ross area team in our Portree or Auchtertyre office, supporting a portfolio of businesses and social enterprises to help them increase their impact in the local economy.

To be credible in this role you will bring relationship building skills, a strong interest in economic development coupled with a successful track record of business development.

A strong knowledge of the Lochaber, Skye and Wester Ross business community and the sectoral opportunities present within the area is essential.

This post comes with a competitive benefits package including: contributory staff pension arrangements, generous 42 days leave per annum (annual leave entitlement plus public holidays), access to an employee assistance programme and a variety of flexible benefits.  Employees can also  undertake three days paid volunteering per annum.

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Job reference: 822

Closing date: 28th October 2018

Interview date: 14th November 2018 - In Portree

 

FINANCIAL SYSTEMS ACCOUNTANT

Location: Inverness

Starting Salary: £27,559 per annum

Salary scale progression: from £27,559 to £31,422 

Full time: 35 hours per week

Our Financial Services team has a vacancy for an experienced finance or accountancy professional to join them as a Financial Systems Accountant. Reporting to the Head of Financial Services, in this key role you will be responsible for the management of HIE’s financial system. 

As well as maintaining the system on a day to day basis you will also work with our system supplier to develop and enhance the system in order to maximise the benefits and opportunities while ensuring that HIE’s operational requirements are met.  Additionally, you will be responsible for a variety of key financial processes including the management of HIE’s banking arrangements and monthly cash forecasting. 

To be successful in this role you will require to have a thorough understanding of financial systems and processes coupled with the necessary interpersonal skills to work collaboratively and advise our frontline project managers, system users and suppliers.  You should therefore have strong problem solving, numeracy and IT skills as well as having excellent communication skills.

An understanding of public sector financial processes or experience of working within a similar role would be highly desirable.

This post comes with a competitive benefits package including: contributory staff pension arrangements, generous 42 days leave per annum (annual leave entitlement plus public holidays), access to an employee assistance programme and a variety of flexible benefits.  Employees can also undertake three days paid volunteering per annum.

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Job reference: 820

Closing date: 29th October 2018

Interview date: 7th November 2018 

 

MODERN APPRENTICE - FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR

Location: Benbecula 

Starting Salary: £17,358 per annum

Full time: 35 hours per week

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 task undertaken.  You will have knowledge of good customer service, be able to communicate effectively and have the ability to use IT systems and software.

This post comes with a competitive benefits package including: contributory staff pension arrangements, generous 42 days leave per annum (annual leave entitlement plus public holidays), access to an employee assistance programme and a variety of flexible benefits.  Employees can also undertake three days paid volunteering per annum.

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Job reference: 824

Closing date: 28th October 2018

Interview date: w/c 19th November 2018 - In Benbecula

 

LEADERSHIP TEAM AND BOARD ADMINISTRATOR

Location: Inverness

Starting Salary: £22,253 per annum

Salary scale progression: from £22,253 to £24,859

Full time: 35 hours per week

We are looking for a highly organised, experienced administrator to fill a role that supports effective decision making at the most senior level in Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

As a key member of our Corporate Relations staff, you will provide administrative services to the Chair of HIE, organise meetings of our leadership team, board and committees, and support team members whose jobs range from media relations to stakeholder engagement.

You will be an accomplished communicator, with excellent forward planning and time management skills and a commitment to high quality customer service. 

Equally, you will be able to deal with the unexpected, and happy to re-prioritise your workload at short notice to deal with urgent matters that may arise.

This post comes with a competitive benefits package including: contributory staff pension arrangements, generous 42 days leave per annum (annual leave entitlement plus public holidays), access to an employee assistance programme and a variety of flexible benefits.  Employees can also undertake three days paid volunteering per annum.

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Job reference: 826

Closing date: 24th October 2018

Interview date: 2nd November 2018- In Inverness

 

 

 

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