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Various locations within Dumfries and Galloway, Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2DD
£28,380 - £30,558 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

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Business and Facilities Co-ordinator (Fixed Term) (2) (18/229) (18/492)

Flexible across Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders Council Areas

£28,380 - £30,558

Project Team - Advancing Innovative Manufacturing in the South of Scotland (AIMS)

Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders Councils, along with Dumfries and Galloway and Borders Colleges, South of Scotland Enterprise and key stakeholders including Skills Development Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway Engineering Forum and Scottish Borders Training Association have successfully bid to deliver the Advancing Innovative Manufacturing in the South of Scotland (AIMS) project. 

The overall aim of the Advancing Manufacturing Challenge Fund (AMCF) is for projects to have the scale and level of ambition required to have a significant impact on developing the manufacturing capabilities of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) within Scotland, which should lead to long-term transformational change.

This project is for manufacturing SMEs in the South of Scotland and will provide access to advanced manufacturing technologies. The project will focus on supporting SMEs who have potential new products, to help develop them for market, as well as upskilling the workforce and encouraging innovation.

We are now recruiting for Business and Facilities Co-ordinators to help progress the further development and implementation of the strategy to build a brighter economic future through increased innovative manufacturing, on a larger scale, for the South of Scotland. The primary purpose of the posts is to support the Council and partners to deliver its Advancing Manufacturing Challenge Fund project working with Small to Medium Enterprises across the South of Scotland. 

The post holders will be accountable for:

  • Provision of one to one and group support including assisting with technical knowledge in relation to manufacturing machinery and software (ERP / CAD etc)
  • implementing support requested through the project in line with the delivery of the project milestones, targets and outcomes including:
    • Supporting SMEs and micro businesses involved in manufacturing across sectors including Food and Drink, Construction, Textile, Chemical, Metals and Timber Product to improve their innovation performance
    • Engaging business Leaders and developing Advancing Manufacturing Champions
    • Supporting SMEs with small scale research and development and product development
  • Contributing to the effective management, operation, and administration of the project.


  • Contribution to and supporting broader strategic programmes in support of the work of the project as required.


A current driving licence is an essential requirement of this post. However, if you have a disability which precludes you from holding a driving licence consideration will be given if alternative transport can be arranged.


This post is fixed term until 31st March 2023.


This post may be suitable for attachment.  Agreement from your line manager must be sought before applying for this post.

How to Apply: For a full job description, person spec and online application form, please visit

In line with our Equality and Diversity policy, Dumfries & Galloway Council is committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated on the basis of their merits and abilities, and that unfair and unlawful discrimination is eliminated. We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

These posts are part funded via the Advancing Manufacturing Challenge Fund ("AMCF") which is a competitive challenge fund being delivered in partnership with the European Structural and Investment Funds Programme 2014-2020, specifically, the European Regional Development Fund, as part of SPRITE.

For further information please contact:

Lynne Burgess, Employability, Skills & Partnerships Manager, Economic Development Service

External: 01387 260104

Mobile: 07827 277154

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