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Development manager

We're looking for an ambitious development manager to support HIE’s work in the community asset space, as well as supporting our delivery of the Scottish Land Fund.

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Development Manager

  • Homeworking at present. Normal office location - Lochgilphead or Fort William
  • Starting salary £29,237 pro-rata per annum, excellent benefits package
  • Fixed term for 12 months
  • Full time, 35 hours per week

As part of this job you’ll:

  • Provide support, guidance, and advice to a variety of community groups involved in asset acquisition management and development in the Argyll, Islands and Lochaber areas.
  • Contribute to HIE’s delivery of the Scottish Land Fund, and other community development contracts.
  • Work with key partners, in particular the National Lottery Community Fund and Scottish Government.
  • Progress applications for grant assistance, taking account of HIE’s priorities and due diligence requirements, including monitoring and processing grant claims in accordance with HIE procedures.
  • Provide support on community consultation, formation of a community body, securing funding/private finance and the need to establish a sustainable social enterprise business model.
  • Work effectively as part of a team, actively engaging with colleagues in a range of geographical locations.
  • Liaise closely with other HIE colleagues in area offices to ensure effective regional delivery of HIE’s community asset objectives.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of key policy/legislation relevant to the sector, and funding/loan opportunities.

The person

We want you to be a proactive team player with experience or knowledge of the community/social enterprise development sector. Knowledge of the HIE economy and the challenges faced by rural communities is also essential.

You’ll have strong communication skills and be confident in presenting and speaking at public meetings, as well as working closely with a wide range of internal and external partners and stakeholders.

Being a key member of a dispersed team and being able to successfully balance a wide-ranging workload with ever-changing demands is also essential.​

Find out more details in the Job Description.

To apply please complete our online application form.

Online application form

Job reference: 972

Closing date: Sunday 16 May 2021

Interviews:  Tuesday 8 June 2021 – via MS Teams



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