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East Lothian Works, 9-11 Lodge Street, Haddington, EH41 3DX
£38,359 - £42,830 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

This position has expired.

Vacancy Information

Hourly rate of pay: £21.02 - £23.47

Temporary maternity cover until December 2023
Days and Hours of Work:
Monday Friday, 09:00-17:00
To start November

Previous Applicants Need Not Apply

Home Working Consideration  
Applications for homeworking or hybrid working will be considered for this post, subject to a trial period and in accordance with East Lothian Council’s Home Working and Worksmart Policies which can be found here. Home or Hybrid working options can be discussed with candidates invited for interview. All applicants must live in the UK and will be expected to attend Council offices from time to time as required.

SECONDMENT OPPORTUNITY  Applications from internal applicants wishing to undertake this post as a secondment will be considered  Any current employee wishing to apply for this temporary post as a secondment should discuss it with their current line manager in the first instance.

This post is being advertised as a fixed term maternity cover.  The successful candidate will be a key member of the East Lothian Works Leadership & Management Team.

We are seeking applications from individuals who have a fine eye for detail, who can co-ordinate a team of people whilst managing employability related finance contracts and a complex portfolio of external funding sources.  The preferred candidate will ensure compliance to standards whilst supporting the delivery of a consumer responsive employability service provision.

The individual will be solution focussed, proactive, have proven networking skills and experience of leading teams and being a team player.  The successful candidate will actively look for opportunity and have a history of impactful project implementation.  They will also have the ability to present up to date data reports and infographics as required by the Service Manager, which can be accessed by the entire team.  They will have the ability to see and act on opportunities, be an able communicator and facilitator and be organised.  Developing teams and people will be central to this role.

The successful candidate will work at pace, manage a variety of competing priorities, have line management experience and most importantly have a proven track record in contract management and compliance. 

The start date for this post will be 14th November 2022.

Job Details

To co-ordinate and manage employability related finance contracts and external funding sources by ensuring compliance to standards whilst supporting the delivery of a consumer responsive employability service provision. 

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
The Jobholder must be educated to Degree level or equivalent in Social Sciences, Economic Development, Education or Business Management and/or be 
able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies.

Evidence of engagement in continued professional development and lifelong learning.

The preferred candidate for this position may be subject to a Basic Disclosure Check carried out by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

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