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Midlothian House 40-46 Buccleuch Street, EH22 1DN
£27,200.39 - £29,698.77 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Vacancy


Do you have experience of working in a busy digital project environment and are looking for a new challenge?  Are you customer focused and like to get things done? Are you innovative and enjoy working and supporting new technology projects and solutions? Then you could be exactly what we are looking for!

You will be actively involved in meeting customers and working on a range of digital projects, in an exciting, dynamic and changing environment.

Working for Digital Services, your goal will be to help develop, improve and deliver a number of digital projects across the Council. You will be working alongside a strong team of technical specialists in this challenging and rewarding role.

The successful applicant will be supported and developed in line with the changing demands of the organisation.

The Jobholder will demonstrate an understanding of project management disciplines, applying this in a practical way to the identification, application, design, delivery and evaluation of a range of activities/projects.

Essential Skills and qualifications:

  • HNC, equivalent level qualification or project experince e.g. SVQ level 4 related subject.
  • An understanding of projects with knowledge and experience of working within a project environment
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines.
  • Maintaining effective relationships with a wide range of organisations and individuals.



  • ITIL Foundation Qualification
  • Customer Service experience
  • PRINCE2, SCRUM or equivalent qualification
  • Previous project officer / management experience


CLOSING DATE                  16th August 2021

INTERVIEW DATE             Weeks beginning 23rd and 30th August 2021

Job Advert

Position Title: Project Officer

Directorate:    Resources

Location: Midlothian House

Contract Status: Fixed Term, 2 Years

Hours of Work: 36

Working Pattern: The standard working hours are 36 hours per week, Monday –Thursday 0900 hours to 1700 hours and Friday 0900 hours to 1530 hours for full time employees. There is a 30 minute unpaid break each day. Hours worked as part of an employee’s standard working day will be payable at the standard hourly rate for the post.

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 £27,200.39 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 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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