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Hq - Main Building, Council Headquarters, Newtown St.Boswells, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0SA
£32,303.92 - £35,059.67 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Details

Grade: 8A
Hourly Rate: £17.70 - £19.21
Salary: £32,303.92 - £35,059.67 per annum
Contract Duration: Temporary until 30/06/2024*

Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria.

*This post is temporary for 18 months from the candidates' start date.

The closing date for this post has been extended to 09/12/2022.

Role Purpose

This post provides a brilliant opportunity for someone to come in and lead on the delivery of Scottish Borders Councils ambitions for tourism and all associated activities, driving forward the economic benefits it can bring to the area. The Scottish Borders is a beautiful, historic and vibrant destination with huge potential for growth and development and this position will play a key role in realising that potential.

As well as driving forward Scottish Borders tourism you will play a key role in supporting the ambitions of the Regional Economic Strategy for the South of Scotland. This is an exciting time to become involved in the delivery of a wide range of projects. If you have the creativity, drive, connections and experience to deliver on this agenda then we want to hear from you.

Based within the Economic Development Section the Economic Development Officer will contribute to the delivery of a range of tourism projects to sustain and grow business activities in key sectors of the area’s economy whilst improving the economic performance of town centres and the wider rural area. Assisting in the implementation and monitoring of effective policies to develop and promote the area as a visitor destination whilst supporting the Regional Economic Strategy.


Educated to SCQF level 8
Qualification in a subject relevant to Tourism and Economic Development and demonstrable work experience.
Good general level of education with sound literacy and numeracy skills.
Ongoing commitment to Continuous Professional Development (CPD) within a performance management culture.

A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post.*

* If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a drivers licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability.  Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Jane Warcup by telephone on 01835825066 or by email at

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.  In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post.  All appointments will be made on merit.