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Council HQ John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington, EH41 3HA
£42,484 - £47,447 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

Vacancy Information

Temporary for 2 years
Days and Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday, 09:00-17:00 (flexi time applicable)
To start asap

This post is being re-advertised. Previous unsuccessful candidates need not re-apply.

East Lothian Council is seeking a Senior Project Officer to take a lead role to deliver a number of elements of our digital transformation programme. This includes:

  • delivery of recommendations from a review of system administration where the vision is to optimise these functions across the council;
  • supporting the work of the digital pipeline prioritisation programme along with key stakeholders across the council and central teams including IT and the Improvement Team; and
  • taking forward and developing an action plan aimed to increase the data maturity across the council with an initial focus on how data could be used to predict need in children before they reach a level of vulnerability that requires additional or targeted support.

The post will require the ability to work individually, as a member of a team and facilitate meetings with a number of key stakeholders across the organisation at all levels.

We would be happy to consider a secondment to the post.

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

Job Details

To plan, manage and complete projects to deadline and budget; co-ordinating the efforts of project teams and / or third party consultants to bring projects to completion according to agreed project plans.

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
Degree level qualification or equivalent and/or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience.

Driving Licence
A full current driving licence and/or access to a vehicle are desirable for this post

Additional Information

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