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Senior development manager

We're looking for an experienced senior development manager to work with colleagues, partners, businesses, communities and social enterprises across the Highlands and Islands to help them achieve our growth aspiration.


Senior development manager

  • Homeworking at present
  • Flexible HIE office location, working across the Highlands and Islands
  • Starting salary £37,866 per annum, excellent benefits package
  • Permanent, full time, 35 hours per week

The successful candidate will play a key role in working with colleagues, partners, businesses, communities and social enterprises across the Highlands and Islands to help them achieve our growth aspirations and contribute to the development of a vibrant and sustainable economy across the region.

As a key member of HIE’s Enterprise Support directorate, you’ll:

  • Take responsibility for the development and the effective project management of a portfolio of projects across the Highlands and Islands, including Regional Growth Deal projects.
  • Provide intensive account management support to a defined portfolio of clients with the ambition and potential to achieve significant growth and impact on the local and wider economy.
  • Work intensively with clients, providing a business diagnostic, identifying areas of growth potential, and providing advice and support required to accelerate and achieve growth opportunities using a wide range of HIE products and services.
  • Act as a conduit to and from the client, bringing fresh insight to help deliver business advantage. There will be a particular focus on Fair Work and the transition to net zero.
  • Actively identify new areas of growth and pursue these opportunities.
  • Support HIE’s area teams, internal colleagues in Enterprise Support, and, where required, work with local authority economic development teams to assess the potential for new account managed /relationship managed organisations through proactive engagement.
  • Promote collaboration across the Enterprise Support Directorate to support development of client growth, ensuring strong linkage between regional and national priorities. This may include forming or supporting cross/multi-agency account teams, involving, for example, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Development International, Skills Development Scotland.
  • Create and maintain influential and effective networks by nurturing key relationships within relevant sectors, industry groupings or professions.
  • Ensure appropriate compliance with all aspects of HIE governance, including risk management and HIE audit and compliance requirements.

The person

It’s essential that you have strong project management experience, with a detailed understanding of project management techniques, as well as experience of strategy development and implementation.

You’ll also have a proven track record in building strong, long-standing stakeholder relationships and effective partnership working.

You’ll also have strong financial skills, problem-solving skills, and be an outstanding communicator with experience in media engagement.

Find out more details in the Job Description.

To apply please complete our online application form.

Online application form

Job reference: 979

Closing date: Sunday 27 June 2021

Interviews:  w/c 12 July 2021 – via MS Teams



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