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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. Operating across half of Scotland, HIE is one of Europe’s most highly-regarded development agencies. 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.


Modern Apprentice - Finance Assistant

Fixed term - 18 months
Location: Inverness
Salary: £16,208 per annum, excellent benefits package

As a HIE Modern Apprentice you can earn while you learn and still gain a professional qualification by the end of the programme. 

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.

To be successful in this role you will need excellent communication skills as you will be liaising with staff across HIE.  The post holder will provide a wide range of administrative support to the Payroll and Pensions Manager including the processing of HIE’s monthly payroll.   In addition you will support the Management Accountant on preparation of various financial reports.

Candidates should have an understanding of an office environment and administrative tasks.  You will have knowledge of good customer service and have the ability to use IT systems and software. 

Understanding of good customer service, strong communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential for this role.

Click here to view the job description. To apply click here.

Job reference: 618
Closing date: 19th October 2016
Interview date: 3rd November 2016 in Inverness


Account Manager - High Growth Development 

Maternity Cover - Fixed term 9 months
Location: Portree or Auchtertyre
£33,638 pro rata, per annum, excellent benefits package

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Account Manager.  Working as part of a small team this is a pivotal role in providing 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.  You will work productively with businesses to develop a more intensive engagement with a focus on accelerating business growth and development.

To be credible in this role you will bring excellent 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.

Click here to view the job description. To apply click here.

Reference number: 616
Closing date: 16th October 2016
Interview date: 26th October 2016 in Portree



HIE utilises ScotGrad to facilitate placements in the Highlands and Islands. 

To view current graduate placement opportunities in the Highlands and Islands click here.

To view current student summer placement opportunities in the Highlands and Islands click here.




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