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Midlothian House 40 46 Buccleuch Street, EH22 1DN
£31,633 - £34,357 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Vacancy


Following restructure and significant investment in road services, Midlothian council have an exciting opportunity for a Project officer to join the team delivering essential support functions such as Asset Management, Risk reviews and customer handling. 

Applications are invited from dynamic individuals who can work as part of a team, but also focus on sole projects. Working closely with team leaders, senior officers, and management to deliver road services both functionally and legally you will have a good base knowledge of road services with qualifications and/or experience to demonstrate coupled with ability to use Microsoft packages to include excel and project.

A forward-facing role, with frequent dialogue with others both internal and external of the organisation a high level of communication skill is required both verbally and written.

The right candidate will join a supportive workplace, which has a great track record of supporting and developing staff through our ‘Great place to grow’ initiative.


Relevant SCQF Level 7 / HNC or equivalent in a relevant discipline and/or be able to

demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through previous


IT literate and experienced in using Microsoft software packages and able to rapidly adapt to service specific software applications and make or lead suggestions for improvements.

A full current UK driving licence.

Operational knowledge in their area of responsibility of operations and legislation and Council

policy is essential to deliver services and to make balanced judgements about operational priorities in tight timescales.

Customer focused with strong interpersonal skills and communication skills.

Drivers licence advantageous. 

CLOSING DATE - Sunday 28th July 2024

INTERVIEW DATE - Week Beginning 5th August 2024

Job Advert

Position Title: Project Officer - Roads

Directorate: Place

Working from Home: No

Location: Midlothian House 

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 36 hours per week

Working Pattern: Monday – Friday

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £31,633.60 per annum.

Compliance with the mandatory Cabinet Office PSN (Public Sector Network) Code of Connection requires the Council to meet a baseline personal security standard. This requires completion of a disclosure check for all employees who can access official information. The fee for this PSN Disclosure check will be met by you.

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

If you are a trainee of a Midlothian Council Training Programme, have a disability or you are a care experienced young person you are eligible for a guaranteed interview if you meet the essential criteria for the post.

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