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Development Manager - Technology and Young People

We’re looking for a development manager to run our Technology Placement Programme , as well as project managing the Coding Academy and IMPACT30 programme as part of the Northern Innovation Hub.

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Development Manager - Technology and Young People

  • Currently homeworking, with the option to adopt a hybrid style of working based on individual role, style, and preference when HIE offices fully re-open. 
  • HIE has offices across the Highlands and Islands; the normal office location is within the Highland Council area e.g. Inverness, Fort William, Golspie, Portree, Auchtertyre or Thurso, however flexibility on the HIE office location may be considered.
  • Starting salary £29,822 per annum. Potential salary progression to £34,003 per annum.
  • Excellent benefits package.
  • Fixed term until 31 March 2025, full-time, 35 hours per week.

We’re looking for a proactive and ambitious development manager to join HIE, running the Technology Placement Programme (TPP), as well as project managing the Coding Academy and IMPACT30 as part of the Northern Innovation Hub programme.  

The role

As a key member of the Northern Innovation Hub team, you’ll:

  1. Work closely with employers, graduates, and students to provide support and ensure their needs are being met by the Technology Placement Programme (TPP).
  2. Oversee all aspects of the applications process for the TPP, reviewing and assessing applications, making decisions on eligibility and suitability, and recommending them for approval.
  3. Develop and refine the TPP based on emerging information, to ensure the programme remains relevant and focussed on business and graduate requirements.
  4. Market and promote the TPP to businesses and students/graduates across the Highland Council area, to create high awareness of the opportunities and ensure programme targets are met.
  5. Undertake administrative duties for the TPP, this will include processing claims, gathering information and other responsibilities.
  6. Develop and promote the Coding Academy, leading on procurement of services where required, establishing partnerships with businesses and other stakeholders.
  7. Manage the Coding Academy phase 2 project to ensure the provider is meeting the service level agreement and key performance indicators.
  8. To carry out monitoring, evaluation and reporting for all three projects, developing frameworks, and producing high quality reports on progress.

The person

It’s essential that you are an experienced team player who can work well with colleagues across the organisation as well as HIE’s external partners.

You’ll have confidence in your technical skills and project management skills, to ensure successful delivery of these three projects. You’ll also have strong organisational skills and be skilled at gathering project data and producing detailed reports.

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 our delivery of projects relating to the Northern Innovation Hub programme.

Find out more details in the Job Description

To apply please complete our online application form.

Online application form

Job reference: 1001

Closing date: Sunday 5 December 2021

Interviews: w/c 13 December 2021 – via MS Teams


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