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 BUSINESS GROWTH - INNER MORAY FIRTH

Based in Inverness

Starting salary: £34,993 per annum, excellent benefits package

Potential future salary progression from £34,993 to £40,588 per annum

Fixed term to 31st March 2022

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced Head of Business Growth to join our Inner Moray Firth area team in Inverness.

The role

As part of this job you'll:

  • Manage a small team of account managers working with a range of businesses in the region to realise their growth potential
  • Support key businesses directly and engage in regional economic development initiatives
  • Work closely with members of the area team, partners and our sector and specialist colleagues to deliver a range of support to businesses with ambitions to grow and develop to achieve their potential
  • Be a key member of the area office management team

The person

It's essential that you are an experienced people manager and team player. You'll also have business experience and technical skills in detailed financial analysis and business appraisal.

You'll also be able to build and develop effective working relationships with a wide range of partners, colleagues and businesses - local, national and global.

As a strategic thinker, you'll bring a fresh approach to HIE's work in this field and make a positive contribution to HIE's continuous development.

To find out more about the role click here.

To apply click here.

Job reference: 862

Closing date: 28th April 2019

Interview date: 7th May 2019 - in Inverness

 

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - COMMUNITY ASSETS

Based in Lochgilphead - other HIE office locations will be considered 

Starting salary: £27,559 per annum, excellent benefits package

Potential future salary progression from £27,559 to £31,422 per annum

Full-time, 35 hours per week 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious Development Manager to join HIE's Community Assets team in Lochgilphead.

The role

As part of this job you'll: 

  • Provide advice and guidance to community-led organisations who are looking to deliver community asset initiatives
  • Support community groups in their applications to the Scottish Land Fund to acquire sustainable assets
  • Work closely with members of the Community Assets team, as well as colleagues in the Argyll and the Islands area team and across the organisation
  • Contribute to the team's policy and sectoral development work to support the delivery of HIE's Operating Plan

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 also have confidence in your technical skills, particularly in relation to the financial analysis of organisational/business accounts.

You'll also be able to build and develop effective working relationships with a wide range of partners, colleagues and community groups - local and national.

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 HIE's continuous development.

To find out more about the role click here.

To apply click here.

Job reference: 866

Closing date: 28th April 2019

Interview date: 6th May 2019 - in Lochgilphead

 

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES

Based in Kirkwall

Starting salary: £27,559 per annum, excellent benefits package

Potential future salary progression from £27,559 to £31,422 per annum

Full-time, 35 hours per week 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious Development Manager to join our Orkney area team.

The role 

As part of this job you'll:

  • Work directly with social enterprise and community groups in Orkney, providing development support on a number of key projects
  • Work with local and national partners and stakeholders from the public, private and Third sector
  • Be a key member of the Orkney area office team 

The person

It's essential that you are an experienced and proactive team player with knowledge of local social and community enterprise activity.

You'll also have proven technical skills, particularly in project appraisal, which includes detailed financial analysis.

By demonstrating your understanding of the issues impacting on communities, you'll be able to use your strong communication skills to build and develop effective working relationships at all levels.

You'll bring a fresh approach to HIE's work in this field and make a positive contribution to HIE's strengthening communities agenda in Orkney.

To find out more about the role click here.

To apply click here.

Job reference: 864

Closing date: 6th May 2019

Interview date: 15th May 2019 - in Kirkwall

 

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES

Based in Stornoway or Benbecula

Starting salary: £27,559 per annum, excellent benefits package

Potential future salary progression from £27,559 to £31,422 per annum

Full-time, 35 hours per week 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious Development Manager to join our Outer Hebrides area team.

The role

As part of this job you'll:

  • Work directly with social enterprise and community groups in the Outer Hebrides, providing development support on a number of key projects
  • Work with local and national partners and stakeholders from the public, private and Third sector
  • Be a key member of the Outer Hebrides area office team

The person

It's essential that you are an experienced and proactive team player with knowledge of local social and community enterprise activity.

You'll also have proven technical skills, particularly in project appraisal, which includes detailed financial analysis.

By demonstrating your understanding of the issues impacting on communities, you'll be able to use your strong communication skills to build and develop effective working relationships at all levels.

You'll bring a fresh approach to HIE's work in this field and make a positive contribution to HIE's strengthening communities agenda in the Outer Hebrides.

To find out more about the role click here.

To apply click here.

Job reference: 868

Closing date: 5th May 2019

Interview date: 13th May 2019 - in Stornoway

 

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT - GRADUATE PLACEMENT 

Based in Inverness

Starting salary: £22,253 per annum, excellent benefits package

Full-time, 35 hours per week 

Fixed term contract: 12 months - applicant will be offered a permanent position on successful completion of the placement

The role

As part of this job you'll:

  • Work closely with your team colleagues across a number of different areas, including preparation of annual accounts, managing Capital Projects, and assisting with Corporation Tax returns.
  • Apply your knowledge and skills in a business environment
  • Be a key member of the Financial Services team. As a HIE graduate you'll also get broader experience and exposure to the rest of what HIE does.
  • Get training and do distance learning for a professional financial qualification from an accredited body such as CIMA, ACCA or CIPFA.

The person

It's essential that you have an understanding or some experience of working in an office environment.  You'll be a team player, who can also work on their own if required.  You'll also have a good awareness of what HIE does.

We're looking for you to be a strong communicator with a head for problem solving, accuracy and attention to detail.

During this placement you'll get a lot of support from colleagues across the organisation, but we're also looking for you to show a keen interest and enthusiasm to develop your own skills.

What's in it for me?

You'll get the opportunity to put your finance and accountancy skills into practice every day, as well as earning while you're learning.  You'll also be working for a great organisation that's making a real difference in the region and across Scotland.

Can I apply?

We're looking for candidates who have graduated with an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the last four years or are due to graduate soon. There is no age restriction, though you must not have 12 months or more graduate-level experience since your latest graduation.

Interested?

If so, we'd like you to complete our statement of interest form, and send it back to us along with a copy of your CV to our recruitment team - recruitment@hient.co.uk by Tuesday 7th May. 

We'll be holding interviews in our Inverness office on Tuesday 14th May.

To find out more about the role click here.

What if I have any questions?

If you have any questions about the role or the application process, please email: recruitment@hient.co.uk and we'll get back to you.

 

TRAINEE ACCOUNT MANAGER - GRADUATE PLACEMENT (2 POSTS)

Based in Inverness, with placement opportunities across the Highlands and Islands

Starting salary: £22,253 per annum, excellent benefits package

Full-time, 35 hours per week

Fixed term contract: Two years

The role

As part of this job you'll:

  • Work closely with your team colleagues to provide support to businesses, social enterprises and communities across the Highlands and Islands
  • Apply your knowledge and skills in a business environment
  • Work regularly with a wide range of colleagues across the organisation
  • Be a key member of the Account Management delivery team.  As a HIE graduate you'll also get broader experience and exposure to the rest of what HIE does.
  • Gain hands-on experience in HIE's area teams, as well as engaging with some of our sector teams such as innovation, entrepreneurship and international trade

The person

It's essential that you have an understanding or some experience of working in an office environment.  You'll be a team player, who can also work on their own if required.  You'll also have a good awareness of what HIE does.

We're looking for you to be a strong communicator with a head for problem solving, accuracy and attention to detail.  You'll be confident in the use of digital applications and provide fresh thinking to the Account Management process.

During this two-year placement you'll get a lot of support from colleagues across the organisation, but we're also looking for you to show a keen interest and enthusiasm to develop your own skills.

What's in it for me?

You'll get the opportunity to put your business skills into practice every day, as well as earning while you're learning.  You'll also be working for a great organisation that's making a real difference in the region and across Scotland.

Can I apply?

We're looking for candidates who have graduated with an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the last four years or are due to graduate soon. There is no age restriction, though you must not have 12 months or more graduate-level experience since your latest graduation.

Interested?

If so, we'd like you to complete our statement of interest form, and send it back to us along with a copy of your CV to our recruitment team - recruitment@hient.co.uk by Tuesday 7th May.

We'll be holding interviews in our Inverness office in mid-May.

To find out more about the role click here.

What if I have any questions?

If you have any questions about the role or the application process, please email: recruitment@hient.co.uk and we'll get back to you.

 

HR ASSISTANT - MODERN APPRENTICE

Based in Inverness

Starting salary: £17,358 per annum, excellent benefits package

Potential future salary progression from £18,302 to £20,174 per annum

Full-time, 35 hours per week

Fixed term contract: 18 months

Have you ever been in care? * 

We would encourage care experienced young people to apply for this employment opportunity, where tailored support can be provided. 

 

Our Human Resources team has a vacancy for a trainee HR Assistant to join the team and earn while they learn.

In this role, which reports to the HR Manager, you will provide administrative support to the HR team including support for a variety of HR processes including recruitment, induction, learning and development and absence management.

As a Modern Apprentice, you will be supported (both financially and during working time) to undertake a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Level 3 in business and administration.   You will also receive on the job training and work experience, and on successful completion of the MA qualification have the opportunity to obtain a permanent role with HIE at a promoted grade.   This is an excellent entry level opportunity with the potential for future career development with a great organisation.

The right candidate will be searching for an entry level position with the opportunity to develop and progress.

HIE recognises that there may be a need to adapt and agree approaches to reflect previous experience, stage of development and specific support needs of the successful candidate.

The right candidate will be searching for an entry level position with the opportunity to develop and progress.

We are therefore looking for someone who is really keen to learn, who would want to work as part of a team, who has good communication skills (both verbal and written) and enjoys working with people.

On successful completion of the MA qualification this post holder will have the potential to obtain a permanent role with HIE.

Salary progression thereafter would be from £18,302 to £20,174 per annum.

To find out more about the role click here.

To apply click here.

Job reference: 854

Closing date: 26th April 2019

Interview date: To be confirmed

*In care means you are or were formally looked after by a local authority, in the family home (with support from social services or a social worker) or elsewhere, for example, in foster care, residential/secure care,  or kinship care (with family friends or relatives)

 

Watch our video to hear from some of our staff about working for HIE

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