Building Our Future

Operating across half of Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise is one of Europe’s most highly-regarded development agencies. HIE’s unique integration of economic and community development is central to its mission to generate sustainable economic growth in every part of the Highlands and Islands, particularly in fragile areas.


  • Senior Development Manager – Caithness and Sutherland
  • Based in Golspie or Thurso
  • Starting salary £34,993 per annum, excellent benefits package
  • Salary progression from £34,993 - £40,588 per annum
  • Full-time, 35 hours per week


We are looking for an experienced, proactive Senior Development Manager to join our Caithness and Sutherland area team.

Reporting to the Head of Strengthening Communities, you will be responsible for helping achieve HIE’s strategic priorities, particularly in building community capacity and confidence, enabling sustainable growth in the social economy, and empowering communities to acquire, manage and exploit community assets for community benefit.

You will also have an important role in ensuring HIE plays an effective part in local Community Planning Partnerships in both Caithness and Sutherland, working with other community planning partners and communities to identify and address inequalities through the Locality Plans being developed in individual areas.

To be credible in this role you will bring experience in community development and knowledge of local social enterprise and community activity. You will also have strong project appraisal and management skills, with the ability to lead negotiations with private and public-sector agencies at senior level.

Strong financial analysis skills and the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines are also key requirements for this role.

Involvement in multi-agency/partner projects and a good knowledge of the Highlands and Islands area and economy, and in particular, Caithness and Sutherland, is desirable.

To apply online visit: www.hie.co.uk/vacancies
We encourage online applications but if you are unable to apply online please contact us for an application pack, e-mail recruitment@hient.co.uk or call 01463 383171

Job reference: 846
Closing date: 3rd February 2019
Interview date: 18th February 2019 - in Thurso