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  • Ref no: DGA05043
  • Published: 27/11/19
  • Closes: 13/12/19
  • Location: Various throughout Scotland, TD6 0SA
  • Salary: £36,471.00 - £68,000.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.






The Romans built a wall - but we’re breaking boundaries.


Would you like to be part of an innovative growth deal and a unique partnership?


The Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal is the first rural deal to be developed and the only proposal to cross the Anglo-Scottish Border. With £350m investment secured from the UK and Scottish Governments, we are part of a unique area which has untapped potential for growth.


With six key themes: Business; Digital; Energy; Place; Destination; and Rural innovation, we are now moving to the final stages of shaping our deal. We also face some challenges: an ageing population, skills gaps, low productivity and poor east-west connectivity – so we need experienced individuals to help us achieve our ultimate goals.


We are recruiting three posts to establish the Programme Management Office to oversee the delivery of the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal.  Secondments from the five participating local authorities will be considered.


Senior Programme Manager (£68,000)


A motivated and skilled professional, you will lead and oversee the delivery of the investment programme. The Programme Management Office will be central to the Deal, so if you have economic development experience, knowledge of managing funding programmes and a track record of working in a partnership environment then you could be our new colleague.  


Covering a large geographical area, your office base can be flexible to suit your circumstances, but the ability to travel will be essential. You will lead a small team, working closely with the partners, whilst reporting to the Borderlands Partnership Board.


For an informal chat please call Jane Meek on 01228 817190

Closing date:         Friday 13 December 2019

Interviews:             Wednesday 8 January 2019


Borderlands Project Officer (2 posts) (£36,471- £40,449)


To work alongside the Senior Programme Manager, you will work with project sponsors, ensuring proposals are consistent with the context and ambitions of partners and provide support to the Borderlands Partnership Board and the wider governance structure.


You will have first-hand experience of both project delivery and stakeholder engagement, project management and knowledge of inclusive growth approaches. Given the nature of the cross border, cross Government and cross-party partnership, you should ideally have worked in a political environment.



For an informal chat please call Jane Meek on 01228 817190

Closing date:         Friday 13 December 2019

Interviews:             Tuesday 14 January 2019



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