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Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is the Scottish Government's economic and community development agency for a diverse region which covers more than half of Scotland. HIE’s 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.

Aspiring to make a difference

We support employees in their work with businesses and communities to develop economic growth across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

HIE is an outward-looking, forward thinking, customer-focused organisation whose staff are empowered to use all their talents, skills and knowledge to build a successful and competitive region where more people want to live, work, study and invest.

HIE has 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 HIE and its operations, visit our about HIE section. You can also download a copy of our current Operating Plan and Annual Report.

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.

 

EXECUTIVE MANAGER - ORKNEY RESEARCH & INNOVATION CAMPUS (ORIC)

We are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced candidate to take on the role of Executive Manager for ORIC.

The Orkney Research and Innovation Campus (ORIC) is a joint venture by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Orkney Islands Council (OIC).  The 3.75-acre campus will support the growth of existing research and innovation activity and the expansion of companies in Orkney’s world-leading marine renewables, energy and low carbon sector.  It will also attract additional research activities to Orkney, both from the commercial and academic worlds.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 25th November.

*Please note that Highlands and Islands Enterprise are providing recruitment services on behalf of ORIC.

 

HEAD OF BUSINESS GROWTH - ARGYLL & THE ISLANDS

Location: Lochgilphead

Starting Salary: £34,993 per annum

Salary scale progression: from £34,993 to £40,588

Full time: 35 hours per week

We are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced candidate for our Head of Business Growth role in our Argyll & The Islands Area team.

You will be a key member of the Area office management team, and manage a small team of account managers working with a range of businesses in the region to realise their growth potential.  You will also support key businesses directly and engage in regional economic development initiatives.  You will 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.

The successful candidate will be an experienced people manager and team player with relevant business experience and technical skills, with an ability to establish and develop effective working relationships with a wide range of partners, colleagues and businesses - local, national and global.

You will have proven experience in project management and appraisal, including detailed financial analysis and an ability to deliver results to the highest standards.

This post comes with a competitive benefits package including: contributory staff pension arrangements, generous 42 days leave per annum (annual leave entitlement plus public holidays), access to an employee assistance programme and a variety of flexible benefits.  Employees can also undertake three days paid volunteering per annum.

To find out more click here.

To apply click here.

Job reference: 830 

Closing date: 18th November 2018

Interview date: 29th November 2018 - In Lochgilphead

 

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - ARGYLL & THE ISLANDS

Location: Lochgilphead

Starting Salary: £27,559 per annum

Salary scale progression: from £27,559 to £31,422

Full time: 35 hours per week

We have an exciting opportunity for a Development Manager to join our Argyll and the Islands area team.

Reporting directly to the Head of Strengthening Communities, in this key role you will contribute to the development of a vibrant and sustainable social enterprise sector in Argyll and the Islands.

You will engage with a variety of clients, partners and stakeholders, both local and national, to enable the delivery of projects and activities that offer sustainable and economic impacts.

A good knowledge of local social enterprise and community activity is essential.  You will also possess strong financial and project appraisal skills as well as being able to establish and develop effective working relationships.

Experience of supporting social enterprise growth is desirable.

This post comes with a competitive benefits package including: contributory staff pension arrangements, generous 42 days leave per annum (annual leave entitlement plus public holidays), access to an employee assistance programme and a variety of flexible benefits.  Employees can also undertake three days paid volunteering per annum.

To find out more click here.

To apply click here.

Job reference: 832

Closing date: 18th November 2018

Interview date: 28th November 2018 - In Lochgilphead

 

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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.

                                                                        

 

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