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Development Officer (Digital Engagement – LGOWIT)

  • Full time
  • £23,080
  • Dingwall, would consider home based working
  • Closing 19th September 2021

  • Advertised from 25th August 2021
  • 35 hours per week. Fixed term of 12 months.


The post holder is responsible for supporting a new programme of engagement and options appraisal work around services to support people living with a long-term health condition (LTC) practice self-management.

Specifically, the post holder will lead on work to scope options for digital delivery and support, based on feedback and engagement from people with a LTC and other stakeholders. The options will then be developed into proposals and working alongside other LGOWIT colleagues the postholder will pilot preferred options. Before the completion of the fixed project term, the post holder will complete the work with a full report and provide recommendations for progress.

Key Tasks:

  • Develop a detailed project plan and timeline for completion against the project outline and expectations.
  • To plan and execute a wide range of engagement activities to capture stakeholder views and input in the initial scoping, piloting and final recommendations stages of the project.
  • To work closely with other member of the LGOWIT and HTSI teams to ensure full delivery of the project plan and expectations.
  • To maintain accurate records and notes necessary to inform the project development and final reporting.
  • To produce stage completion and final project reporting with detailed indications of learning, recommendations, and next steps as appropriate.
  • To support the general work of promoting self-management and its benefits for those living with a long term condition.
  • To ensure that regular information on project progress and development is provided to the LGOWIT team and funders as appropriate.
  • To assist with the compilation of monitoring and reporting as required by funders and partners.
  • To assist with the communication and promotion of LGOWIT’s work purpose and aims as necessary.
  • To undertake any other reasonable task required of the post by the line manager.

Person Specification


  • Extensive experience of working with Microsoft packages, including word, PowerPoint, excel and outlook
  • Experience of working within a small team, preferably withing the third sector
  • Experience of dealing with the public and public enquiries, particularly via email and on the phone
  • Experience of community engagement or of working with community groups
  • Experience of writing for business and wider circulation in a business setting
  • Experience of project working, ideally planning and management

Knowledge and skills

  • Educated to standard grade level in English and Maths, or equivalent
  • Evidenced experience in working with Microsoft packages
  • Knowledge of confidentiality requirements and the management of personal data
  • Evidenced experience of co-ordinating events for the public
  • Knowledge of basic risk management, particularly as it pertains to digital work
  • Knowledge of common digital platforms such as MS Teams, Facebook, Twitter, Slack, Zoom etc.
  • Public speaking skills, specifically an ability to engage and talk to/with a wide range of people
  • Some knowledge of the principles of self-management as it related to long term health conditions would be an advantageous

Personal qualities

  • Self-starter, proactive and excellent organiser with the ability to work unsupervised.
  • Good interpersonal skills – flexibility for different audiences, tact, diplomacy, adaptability.
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Approachable, confident and at ease with others.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and under pressure
  • Commitment to the principles of confidentiality, and equality of opportunity

Responsible to:LGOWIT Project Manager

Application notes

Applications or any queries about the role can be submitted to You can also apply via our website - Vacancies | Highlands (

Closing date: 19th September 2021