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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.

 

Area Manager - Argyll and the Islands 

Starting salary £66,565 per annum, excellent benefits package

Potential future salary progression from £66,565 to £76,763 per annum

Full time, 35 hours per week

Location: Lochgilphead

We are looking for an experienced, proactive and ambitious Area Manager to join our senior management team.

The role

As part of this job you’ll:

  • lead on the successful delivery of HIE’s area plan for activity in Argyll and the Islands in line with HIE’s Operating Plan
  • act as HIE’s senior representative in the area and be the primary interface for local businesses and the wider community
  • work closely with Argyll and Bute and North Ayrshire councils and other public-sector partners to ensure they have the appropriate information on HIE plans and strategic priorities
  • liaise closely with all partners, taking forward strategic activities in relation to the policy objectives laid out by Scottish Government
  • contribute to the development of HIE strategy and policy
  • take responsibility for the financial management of HIE’s budget for the area, also ensuring that resources are prioritised effectively
  • lead on a range of regionally significant investments with other key HIE colleagues
  • ensure audit compliance requirements are met and that HIE’s risk management strategy is effectively maintained
  • take performance management responsibility for members of the Argyll and the Islands area team; and
  • actively participate in the recruitment and development of team members

The person

It’s essential that you are a proven leader who can quickly build strong working relationships with senior managers, colleagues across the organisation and HIE’s external partners and stakeholders, locally and nationally.

You’ll also have confidence in your technical skills, demonstrating practical and operational experience in managing large, complex budgets and leading on the delivery of a range of significant, complex and challenging projects.

You’ll also be a strategic thinker and inspiring leader, with the ability to influence and shape the direction of economic growth in the Argyll and the Islands region, while also contributing to HIE’s wider strategic priorities for the Highlands and Islands.

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

To apply please complete our online application form.

Job reference: 900
Closing date: 1 September 2019
Interview date: 18 September 2019 - in Glasgow

 

Project Manager

Starting salary £43,245 per annum, excellent benefits package

Potential future salary progression from £43,245 to £51,610 per annum

Full time, 35 hours per week

Location: Inverness

Fixed term: 3 years

We are looking for an experienced, proactive and ambitious Project Manager to join our property team.

The role

As part of this job you’ll:

  • progress the detailed design phase of the project to repair the funicular railway at Cairngorm mountain
  • work closely with the HIE delivery team on the procurement of a masterplan for Cairngorm
  • be a key member of the HIE property team, providing a high quality, professional service and support a unified approach to the delivery of the funicular repair project
  • manage the external team of consultants, including an external project manager
  • liaise with key stakeholders on statutory consents and compliance
  • provide instructions to HIE’s legal agents in connection with contract and construction issues
  • closely monitor health and safety requirements on site together with Cairngorm Mountain (Scotland) Limited (CMSL)
  • work with CMSL on the prioritisation of HIE and CMSL resources for infrastructure investment
  • work closely with the external project manager to monitor contract progress, reporting back to HIE
  • prepare and contribute to HIE project and strategy papers for internal and external use
  • work with HIE colleagues and external consultants to produce project planning, budget planning, governance plan and quality plan
  • work with external consultants to evaluate and manage risk
  • actively participate in other projects relating to Cairngorm, including power projects involving the electrical supply and capacity at Cairngorm and investigating the options for renewable power on the estate

The person

It’s essential that you are a proven leader who can quickly build strong working relationships with senior managers and colleagues across the organisation as well as external partners, stakeholders, consultants and community groups.

You’ll also have confidence in your technical skills, demonstrating practical and operational experience in leading on the delivery of large scale, complex construction or civil engineering projects.  

You’ll have strong risk assessment and management skills, budget management skills, and a good understanding of Health and Safety legislation.

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

To apply please complete our online application form.

Job reference: 902
Closing date: 25 August 2019
Interview date: 10 September 2019 - in Inverness

 

Trainee Financial Accountant - graduate placement

Starting salary £23,003 per annum, excellent benefits package

Full time, 35 hours per week

Location: Inverness

Fixed term: 12 months - post to be made permanent on successful completion of this placement*

We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious person to join our Financial Services team on HIE’s 2019-20 Graduate Programme.

Who are we?

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.

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 when 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 for Scotland.

*On successful completion of the twelve-month placement, and evidenced progression towards the relevant industry qualifications, you will be offered a permanent position within HIE.

Can you apply?

We’re looking for candidates who have graduated with an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the last 4 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?

Please take a look at our job description and apply by completing our online application form.

The closing date for applications is  1 September.

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

 

Project Co-ordinator

Starting salary £23,003 per annum, excellent benefits package

Potential future salary progression from £23,003 to £25,609 per annum 

Fixed term to 31 March 2022

Full time, 35 hours per week

Location: Flexible - any HIE office location will be considered

We are looking for an experienced, proactive and ambitious Project Coordinator to join HIE on a fixed term basis to 31 March 2022.

The role

As part of this job you’ll:

  • Manage the reporting and monitoring process for four EU funded projects that HIE are involved in
  • compile and submit claims in line with the agreed timetables for all four projects, using both HIE and external systems
  • input and update financial and monitoring information into both HIE and external systems
  • review project budgets and monitor project spend
  • provide advice, guidance and training to project managers regarding the claims process to ensure that all supporting information and evidence satisfies programme rules
  • ensure that there is a clear audit trail, and that all supporting documentation is retained
  • provide support and assistance to sub-partners of HIE during the claims process
  • resolve any claims issues, dealing directly with the EU programme bodies when required

The person

It’s essential that you have experience in financial administration, ideally on projects where you need to work closely with internal colleagues and external stakeholders.

You’ll also have confidence in your technical skills, demonstrating practical experience in budget monitoring and reporting, as well as a strong analytical mindset which you’ll have used to good effect while working with financial data.

You’ll be a strong communicator who is able to build good working relationships with people at all levels, and be comfortable managing a complex workload to tight deadlines.

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

To apply please complete the online application form.

Job reference: 904
Closing date: 1 September 2019
Interviews: 10 September 2019 - in Inverness

 

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To view all current graduate placement opportunities in the Highlands and Islands click here.

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