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Fairfield House 8 Lothian Road, EH22 3AA
£44,933 - £49,178 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

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Job Vacancy


We are looking for an experienced, forward-looking project manager to join our team and deliver major projects. You will initially be challenged with delivering the Council’s 2 year, £10 million ‘Equipped for Learning’ project, focussed on giving each school pupil in Midlothian an iPad or Chromebook.

This project is about ensuring an optimal learning outcome for Midlothian’s pupils and you will be coordinating the work of multiple technical and educational teams and work-streams including;

Migrating mail and data from Microsoft and Google tenancies to our new Google Enterprise workspace

Streamlining and upgrading the school wi-fi networks and WAN capacity

Deployment of new devices and the efficient reallocation / removal of existing windows hardware

Training and support of over 4,000 teaching staff on the new technologies

Supporting a wider digital programme across our education estate

You will be working to the Senior Responsible Officer for the project and supported by a project team drawn from the Digital Learning and Digital Service teams you will report to a dedicated  project board comprised of senior education, finance and digital leaders. You will also be periodically reporting to the Chief Executive on project progress.

The role will initially be remote working during the current Covid pandemic but it is expected that this will become a blend of remote and in-office working when conditions warrant it.


  • A degree or membership of professional body or evidence of equivalent competency is required. A post-graduate qualification is desirable. In exceptional circumstances consideration will be given to individuals who can demonstrate appropriate and relevant experience in this area.
  • Previous experience of managing large complex, multidisciplinary projects
  • PRINCE 2 Practitioner qualification
  • Agile project management experience (PMI-ACP / Prince2 APM/ Scrum Master or equivalent)

The jobholder must have experience of maintaining effective relationships with a wide 

  • range of organizations and individuals.
  • Knowledge of Google Enterprise and Microsoft Office Enterprise platforms



Previous project management experience in local government education / school environments

CLOSING DATE Monday 16th August 2021

INTERVIEW DATE weeks commencing Monday 23rd & 30th  August

Job Advert

Position Title:  Project Manager                          

Directorate:  Education, Communities and Economy           

Location:  Remote Working                         

Contract Status: Fixed Term, 2 Year

Hours of Work: 36   

Working Pattern:   Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm 

Weeks per year: 52

Successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale which is currently £44,933 per year, based on you working 36 hours,52  weeks per year

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 basic/standard/enhanced disclosure check for all employees who can access official information. The fee for this PSN Disclosure check is £25 and the successful candidate will be required to re-pay to the Council the fee through payroll deduction.

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 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.

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