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Chief Operating Officer

This position is now closed to applications.


The Highland Council serves a third of the land area of Scotland including the most remote and sparsely populated parts of the United Kingdom. The Council plays a central role in shaping the Highlands as a vibrant and future focused region. Their responsibilities are wide-ranging, from a superb school network through to social work, housing, economic development, parks and green spaces, culture and sport, festivals and events, roads and transport. 

The Highlands offer one of the most distinctive lifestyle choices available anywhere in the world.  It is one of the most attractive places to live, work and socialise. The area offers diversity of geography, blessed with outdoor opportunities and a rich culture with a guaranteed friendly welcome.

This is your opportunity as Chief Operating Officer to help shape the successful future of this region and champion the citizens of the Highlands. 

You should be educated to degree level with a further relevant professional qualification. You will have significant leadership experience across large, complex organisations, as well as the ability to work effectively with key stakeholders and partners. A visionary and empowering leader, you will relish change, have a passionate commitment to high quality public service and continuous improvement. 

For further information about Highland Council, the role and detail on how to apply please visit

For a confidential discussion please contact Ken Dalgleish or Catriona Mackie on 0141 212 7555.


To apply, please upload your completed application form below. Application Forms can be downloaded at You should receive an automatic acknowledgement – if you do not receive this, please contact Kelsey Sinclair on 0141 212 7555.