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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.



Starting Salary £43,245 per annum, excellent benefits package

Potential future salary progression from £43,245 to £51,610 pro-rata per annum

Full time, 35 hours per week

Location: Inverness (other HIE office locations will be considered)

We are seeking a Head of Facilities Management to join HIE who will lead our FM team and play a key role in reviewing HIE’s current approach to FM services, health and safety, business continuity, security and contractor management.  This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and proactive FM professional to refresh HIE’s approach and ensure both statutory compliance and operational delivery. 

To be successful in this role you will hold a post graduate FM qualification or have extensive equivalent work experience, along with a successful track record in the scoping and delivery of FM functions across either the public or private sector.  Multi-site management experience would be desirable. 

You will bring excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong people management skills and the ability to lead, influence and negotiate with a variety of key 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: 894
Closing date: 11th August 2019
Interview date: To be confirmed



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


Partner opportunities 

The Science Skills Academy are looking for two STEM Engagement Officers.

The Science Skills Academy delivers hands-on practical STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and digital technology) activities to P6-S2 students in the Highlands and Islands. We run sessions in bespoke Newton Rooms. Our aim is to excite and inspire students and encourage them to study STEM subjects at school and beyond.

The Science Skills Academy will be hiring a team of five STEM Engagement Officers, in locations across the Highlands The first two posts will be based in Thurso and Fort William:

One full-time role at the Thurso Newton Room, based at North Highland College, Thurso
• One part-time role, Monday-Wednesday, at the Fort William Newton Room, based at Caol Youth Centre

The Science Skills Academy is a project led by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, working with partnership. The post holders will be employed by the Highland Council and will work as part of a multi-agency team.

Full details at Science Skills Academy STEM

Deadline for applications is Monday 15 July.


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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