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  • Ref no: MID03343
  • Published: 29/5/2020
  • Closes: 12/6/2020
  • Location: Midlothian House 40-46 Buccleuch Street, EH22 1DN
  • Salary: £72,377.00 - £81,526.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week

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Job Vacancy


We are looking for a Head of Development (Capital and Entrepreneurial Projects) to support our Executive Director Place by leading the development, management and implementation of a range of innovative entrepreneurial and capital projects to meet the needs of a rapidly growing demographic and deliver modern 21st Century solutions for Midlothian citizens.

Working in Midlothian presents an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to take us forward in our desire to be a high performing, citizen-focused and modern local authority. As the fastest growing local authority in Scotland, the Head of Development (Capital and Entrepreneurial Projects) will promote a culture of collaboration, co-operation, partnership, innovation and empowerment to support the re-imagining of future service delivery. Working in partnership with elected members, the Executive Director Place and other senior managers you will have responsibility for developing and implementing entrepreneurial and innovative capital projects for example “Destination Hillend”.

A key priority is to develop our organisation and, in turn our community, through the development of our people. We are committed to creating a supportive, people-centred environment and developing a highly-valued employee benefits package supported by our Council vision ‘Midlothian: A Great Place to Grow’.

The largest employer in the area, Midlothian Council employs circa 4000 people. You can make a real difference to the people who live and work here. The role offers the opportunity to collaborate with the local community while working in a dynamic and flexible environment.

We are a forward-looking organisation committed to improving the services we deliver while putting the customer at the centre of service delivery. The Council serves a growing population estimated at approximately 90,000. The population is the fastest growing in Scotland. It is predicted to rise to 99,000 by 2027, in a geographical area of 35,527 hectares.

We recognise our most valuable assets are our people. We strive to be an employer of choice by providing a range of benefits to recruit and retain the best people. 

Closing Date - 12 June 2020 

Interview Date - TBC

Closing Date - 12 June 2020 

Interview Date - TBC

Job Advert

Post Title - Head of Development (Capital and Entrepreneurial Projects)

Directorate -  Place

Grade - Grade 14

Salary - SCP 114 – 122 £72,377.83 - £81,526.03 per annum

Location - The post is based at the Council Campus in Dalkeith, although the postholder may be required to work anywhere within Midlothian.

Hours of Duty - The contracted hours are 36 hours per week.



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 the council.

Additional Information

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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