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Council HQ John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington, EH41 3HA
£40,276 - £44,966 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

Vacancy Information

Hourly rate of pay: £22.07 - £24.64

Temporary for 1 year
Days and Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday, 09:00-17:00
Flexi time is applicable, and starting and finishing times are flexible.
To start 1st July 2023.

East Lothian Council is seeking a Senior Project Officer to deliver a number of elements of our digital transformation programme.  These include optimising our lets & bookings process, implementing a new booking system and improving our charging model.

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:

  • optimisation and consolidation of our lets & bookings processes across our corporate and education buildings, with the emphasis on users ability to self-serve
  • implementation of a new booking system that supports the above, working with key stakeholders across the council and central teams including IT and the Improvement Team; and
  • reviewing and developing a transparent, equitable and simplified charging model to optimise cost recovery and support automation.

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.

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

No direct line management responsibility, but will have responsibility for leading a Project Team or Teams consisting of a small number of staff seconded on a full-time or part-time basis to deliver a project or projects.

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 is desirable for this post.

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

Please note:
If a Disclosure check is required and you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will also 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.UK website.

Additional Information

For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link:

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If you require further information about this vacancy, please call 01620 827868, or email us on

Please note: We do not accept CV's (either electronically or by mail).  All our vacancies must be applied for by fully completing the on-line application form.  Although there is an ‘import data from my CV’ function on MyJobScotland, this only imports very limited data and should not be relied upon to complete the application form. 

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