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Midlothian House 40-46 Buccleuch Street, EH22 1DN
£42,322 - £46,285 per year
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Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Vacancy


As part of the drive to meet the infrastructure needs of communities in Scotland’s fastest growing local authority, Midlothian Council is seeking to recruit a dynamic, effective and client focused project manager to lead on major projects , with a focus on our rapidly expanding learning estate.

You will be joining our in-house multi-disciplinary Development Team – which oversees the delivery of the Council’s ambitious capital programme, providing project management for complex multi-million pound projects. You will be responsible for the delivery of capital projects and the management of external consultancy teams, to ensure projects are delivered on programme, within budget, in accordance with governance arrangements and reporting controls and to specified quality standards with best value delivery that meets the needs of our communities now and in the future.

Significant projects in our learning estate programme include: the replacement of Beeslack Community High School with a new high school within Easter Bush campus; the refurbishment and retrofit of Penicuik High School and the development of an all through campus in the new town of Shawfair. In addition, Midlothian continues to expand its estate to accommodate primary school and children with Additional Support Needs in accordance with our refreshed Learning Estate Strategy. This role offers an outstanding opportunity to be involved in ambitious and complex projects that will deliver lasting benefits for our communities.   


It is essential that the jobholder has substantial project management experience in projects with similar dimensions to that of the project.  It is also essential that the jobholder has some knowledge with regards to the planning process and conservation requirements that will enable the implementation of sustainable schemes.  In addition, the jobholder must have well developed communication skills, for example good interaction and the ability to deliver interesting presentations.

It is desirable that the jobholder has some experience of planning, organising and delivering learning initiatives as well as holding a degree qualification in Planning, Surveying; or Architecture. Alternatively the jobholder may have developed equivalent skills, for example report writing, achievement of deadlines, the ability to think conceptually, and communicate advice and guidance articulately. 

CLOSING DATE 8th June 2023

INTERVIEW DATE 16th June 2023                  

Job Advert

Position Title:            Senior Project Manager

Position Number:      REC020

Directorate:               Place

Location:                   Midlothian House

Contract Status:        Permanent

Hours of Work:          36

Working Pattern:       Monday – Friday 09:00 – 17:00

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 £42,322.15 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 email 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.

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