Vacancy: Project Manager, Economic Outcomes
Post Title: Project Manager, Economic Outcomes
Salary: £31,935 - £37,573
Hours: Standard working hours are 36 Hrs pw. However, there is potential for flexibility and the appointment may be made on a less than full-time basis (e.g. 4 days pw).
Location: iHub, Quarrywood Court, Livingston EH54 6AX
Duration of contract: Maternity cover, up to 12 months.
About the Improvement Service
The Improvement Service (IS) exists to support councils and their partners to improve the health, quality of life and opportunities of all Scottish people through community leadership, strong local governance and the delivery of high-quality, efficient local services.
The IS is a publicly funded company limited by guarantee, with a total annual budget in the region of £7 million.
Working for the IS means joining a small family of professionals, who work together to strive for continuous improvement in the public sector and, ultimately, better outcomes for Scotland’s communities.
Our company headquarters are based in West Lothian, located conveniently for commuters between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Pay is only one of the benefits of working for the IS, our terms and conditions are progressive and flexible and employees are rewarded with a generous annual leave entitlement of 40 days per year as well as a flexible working policy.
About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Improvement Service for a Project Manager, with a particular focus on supporting economic development.
The core aim of the Economic Outcomes Programme (EOP) is to work with Local Authorities and other stakeholders to maximise the positive economic impact of the public sector.
The post holder will be responsible for supporting EOP work across Scotland, including engaging effectively with local authorities and other key partner organisations.
The other major aspect of the job is leading support to SLAED, the professional group for economic development staff based in local authorities. This includes providing a secretariat service as well as working across all councils to compile the annual SLAED Performance report.
This unique role offers the opportunity to gain a wide range of experience in supporting economic development across Scotland and to help drive change and improvement.
For more information about this role, download the full job description
This post is suitable as a secondment opportunity.
How to apply
To apply for either of these positions, please download the application form
. Alternatively you can call Leigh Rennie on 01506 282012 for an application pack.
All applications should be emailed to [email protected]
or sent to:
Livingston EH54 6AX
Applications should be returned no later than 2pm on Thursday, 9 August 2018.
Interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday, 21 August 2018.
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COMPLIANCE WITH ASYLUM AND IMMIGRATION ACT 1996
In accordance with the above Act, preferred candidates are required to confirm that they are eligible to work in the U.K. External candidates invited for interview will require to bring approved documentation to the interview as verification of their eligibility. Details will be enclosed with interview letters.