Working with HIE

Key Contacts

Related Documents

contactScotland is Scotland’s online British Sign Language (BSL) interpreting service for public sector authorities and is funded by the Scottish Government.

The service operates 7 days a week from 8am – 12 midnight.

If you would like to use the service to contact HIE, please visit the website and follow the instructions here >
 

Job vacancies

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.

 

Head of Regional Development 

Starting salary £36,043 per annum, excellent benefits package

Potential future salary progression from £36,043 to £41,400 per annum

Location: Lochgilphead

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.

The Role

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.

To apply please complete our online application form.

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

 

Financial Accountant

Starting salary £36,043 per annum, excellent benefits package

Potential future salary progression from £36,043 to £41,400 per annum

Location: Inverness

Full time, permanent, 35 hours per week

We are looking for an experienced and proactive Financial Accountant to join our Financial Services team in Inverness.

The Role

As part of this job you’ll:

  • work closely with the Head of Financial Services to ensure that HIE’s Annual Accounts are accurate and complete in advance of annual audit
  • provide technical advice to internal colleagues in relation to changes in accounting standards and employment tax compliance
  • be responsible for the monthly reconciliation process and control the financial procedures and tax manuals
  • work with the Head of Financial Services to ensure tax compliance for HIE and its subsidiaries and joint arrangements
  • provide guidance and advice to HIE staff so they understand and adhere to VAT compliance procedures
  • manage strong working relationships with both internal and external audit, ensuring any action from audit reviews are implemented efficiently and effectively
  • establish and lead a professional work group for public bodies to share knowledge on a variety of technical accounting development areas such as Government Financial Reporting, Tax and Accounting Standards
  • undertake financial reviews of companies tendering for work with HIE as appropriate
  • review and submit Whole Government Accounts to Scottish Government and HM Treasury
  • be a key member of the Financial Services team, providing training and assistance to less experienced colleagues


The person

It’s essential that you are an experienced and proactive team player with a proven track record in the preparation of Annual Accounts. 

You’ll have experience of Tax application and processes and be adept at building strong working relationships with internal and external audit.

You’ll also have proven technical skills, with the ability to understand and apply complex financial legislation.   Strong numerical, analytical and problem-solving skills are essential for this role.

Previous experience of working in public sector accounting with focus on Annual Accounts preparation, presentation and audit would be beneficial.

If you have any questions relating to this role, please contact Andrew Jenkins – Head of Financial Services

To find out more about the role please read the job description.

To apply please complete our online application form.

Job reference: 928
Closing date:  24 November 2019
Interviews: 10 December 2019 – in Inverness

  

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.

 

 

                                                                        

 

Back to top