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Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AB
£39,865 - £45,156 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for.

Location:  Marischal College
Duration:  Fixed Term to 28/02/2023 - maternity cover, Full Time

The Senior Project Officer will be responsible for managing a number of funded employability projects such as No One Left Behind, Young Person’s Guarantee, Parental Employability Support Fund and Partnership Action for Continuous Employment.  In the fast paced employability environment the Senior Project Officer will be required to be adaptable and maintain relationships with partners in order to support the delivery of additional interventions and services in the city.

Experience and knowledge of the employability landscape, employability service delivery, partnership working across public, private and third sectors and with education services is essential for this role.

Job Purpose:

The purpose of the job is to develop, plan and manage a variety of Strategic Development and Infrastructure Projects which will positively impact the sustainable economic growth of Aberdeen City and its region


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Degree, or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline

A Project Management qualification or equivalent


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

Proven experience in working on projects including European and Government funded projects

Proven track record in leading complex projects

Proven experience in contract management and performance monitoring

Proven experience in negotiating, planning and monitoring agreements and/ or contracts

Proven experience of working in a project with multiple partners and stakeholders.

Proven experience of delivering presentations using a variety of methods and media ranging from small groups to large conferences

The Individual

Please see Job Profile for further details.


Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexible Working

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families:  We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

Further information can be found at

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