Local Export Partnership Programme Manager

An opportunity has arisen for a Programme Manager to join the team at Inverness Chamber of Commerce.

Inverness Chamber of Commerce is the region’s leading business organisation with a growing and active membership.  This is an exciting time for Inverness Chamber of Commerce as we continue to grow our Inverness Chamber International service offering and project delivery for the benefit of the business community across the Highlands and Islands.

Inverness Chamber of Commerce has been awarded a two-year project to establish and develop a Local Export Partnership (LEP) programme across the whole of the Highlands and Islands and it is our expectation that this post will become a permanent position after the successful conclusion of the initial project.  The successful candidate will possess strong organisational and communication skills, preferably gained within a busy and dynamic business environment within the Highland business community. This role is primarily focused on developing and managing the Highlands and Islands LEP, which is a private / public sector partnership collaboration aimed at developing increased export activities across the region. 

The successful candidate will work closely with the current Inverness Chamber International Team to deliver existing activities; projects, contracts and international trade partner relationships.  The role will act as the ‘link’ between the activities of the International Trade Team, membership and events activities of the Highland based Chambers of Commerce and key stakeholders across the region.

This post may be particularly suited to someone seeking to gain experience in working with a variety of businesses across many sectors. The working hours will be between 9am – 5:30pm, Monday – Friday although flexible working and the need for travel across the region is an obvious requirement for the role.  The salary for this position will be c£25,000 plus benefits; dependent on experience and qualifications.

For more info, please feel free to contact Ewan Ramsay, Head of International Trade for Inverness Chamber of Commerce at ewan@inverness-chamber.co.uk or on 07581-492753.  To apply, please email a covering letter outlining why you believe you are suited for the role and your CV to info@inverness-chamber.co.uk.  Deadline for applications is close of play on Friday 26th January 2018.  Interviews will be held on Friday 2nd February 2018 with a view to making an early appointment”.

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