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Scottish Investment bank

Head of Regional Development

We are looking for an experienced, proactive and ambitious Head of Regional Development to join our Argyll and the Islands area team in Lochgilphead.

The Role

Starting salary: £36,043 per annum, excellent benefits package. Potential future salary progression from £36,043 to £41,400 per annum

Location: Lochgilphead

Working Pattern: Full time, permanent, 35 hours per week

We are looking for an experienced, proactive and ambitious Head of Regional Development to join our Argyll and the Islands area team in Lochgilphead.

As part of this job you’ll:

  • lead the development of the European Marine Science Park, working with key partners to deliver the strategic vision for this regionally significant project
  • manage specific regional development projects on behalf of the Argyll and the Islands area team
  • represent HIE at local and national partnerships or strategic workshops
  • develop policy as defined by Scotland’s Economic Strategy and support other staff in implementing these changes
  • oversee and monitor specific budget commitment, spend and reporting for regional development projects
  • build successful working relationships with colleagues across HIE, as well as local and national partners and stakeholders, and;
  • contribute to the effective management of the Argyll and the Islands area team, providing guidance and support to colleagues when required

The person

It’s essential that you are a proven leader who can quickly build successful 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 project delivery of capital or revenue-based projects.  You will also bring strong project appraisal and management skills as well as budget management skills and proven experience in financial analysis.

You’ll also be a natural communicator and presenter, 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.

Job description

To apply please complete our online application form.

Online application form

Job reference: 934
Closing date:
5 January 2020
Interviews:
15 January 2020 – in Lochgilphead