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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.


Senior Development Manager

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

Location: Thurso or Golspie

Flexible working pattern considered, 21 hours per week

Maternity cover - 12 months

We are looking for a proactive and ambitious Senior Development Manager to join our Caithness  and Sutherland area team.

The Role

As part of this job you’ll:

  • work closely with social enterprise and community groups in the Caithness and Sutherland area, providing development support on a number of key projects
  • work with local and national partners and stakeholders from the public, private and third sector, including local Community Planning Partnerships
  • develop an awareness of key funders, and identify funding opportunities, both at regional and national level
  • work closely with area team and HIE colleagues and represent HIE at internal and external meetings as required
  • assess and review development proposals, providing guidance and advice to clients and colleagues as required
  • be a key member of the Caithness and Sutherland area 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 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 Caithness and Sutherland.

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

To apply please complete our online application form

Job reference: 926
Closing date: 10 November 2019
Interviews: 21 November 2019 – in Thurso


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