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Headquarters Glenurquhart Road Inverness, IV3 5NX
£48,994 - £53,617 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent, Temporary
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Description

Post Title: Principal Project Manager - Strategic Improvement
Location: Highland Council Headquarters, Inverness, IV3 5NX
Hours: 35 Hours Per Week
23 Months Fixed Term
£48,994 - £53,617 p.a.

Salary placing will normally be at the first point of the scale.

Contact Person: Daniel Scott Tel: 07500 861829

Job Purpose: To drive and support business change through the Highland Council, focusing on efficiently delivering business outcomes in line with our strategic requirements. The post holder will take a senior role within the Strategic Improvement Team strategically engaging with the Council’s business units as part of the Council’s wider Transformation programme, to lead & co-ordinate the design, build and delivery of solutions, utilising the power of digital and data to support the transformation of business processes and functions.

The team will play a critical part in the Council’s work to digitally transform service delivery. The Principal Project Manager, as directed by the Service Lead for Strategic Improvement, will lead complex programmes to support the co-ordination of individual projects and management of inter-dependencies. This includes the co-ordination and implementation of new capabilities for the business to enable effective change, leading to the realisation of projected outcomes and benefits as well as the oversight of any associated risks and issues.

This post is suitable for hybrid working with an expectation that the post holder will be, on average, physically present in the office 3 days per week in order to be able to effectively carry out the requirements of the role.

Please APPLY ONLINE. If you are unable to apply online and you wish to request an offline application pack, please contact Business Support, T: 01955 608279 (24 hour voicemail) quoting the post reference number above.

Please find the Job Description below.

The Highland Council understands that diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, and being fair and inclusive. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, representative of the communities we serve and particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be under-represented in our workforce.

As a disability confident employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria requirements for the post.

Shortlisted applicants will normally be contacted by email, unless otherwise stated. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.


Educated to degree level in a numerate/business/digital and technology related subject; OR Appropriate project and programme management qualification, other Relevant industry specific qualification (s) or experience

Extensive relevant proven experience that demonstrates a similar level of knowledge and understanding.

Typically, a minimum of ten years’ experience of working project and programme management with a significant proportion of that experience in digital/ business transformation related fields.

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