Improvement Officer - Facilities Management
Improvement Officer - Facilities Management

Post Title: Improvement Officer - Facilities Management

Salary: £29,916 - £32,553

Hours: Full time, 36 hours per week

Location: East Lothian Council, John Muir House, Brewery Park, Haddington

Duration of contract: 2 Years Fixed Term


The Improvement Service (IS) is a publicly funded company limited by guarantee, with a total annual budget in the region of £8 million. We exist to support councils and their partners to improve the health, quality of life and opportunities of all Scotland’s population through community leadership, strong local governance and the delivery of high quality, efficient local services.

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen based within East Lothian Council for an Improvement Officer to deliver improved service and achieve financial savings following a review of the Facilities Management Service.

The Improvement Officer will be responsible for working with staff and management across the Council to deliver a set of recommendations resulting from a review of the Facilities Management Caretaking, Janitorial and Cleaning Service.  This will involve working with closely with the Service and stakeholders to agree business needs, defining specifications and analysing data sets to confirm benefits, risks and costs.

The successful candidate must have experience of delivering service improvements in complex organisations including data analysis, benefits realisation and stakeholder engagement.

The successful candidate would be joining the Council’s Transformation Programme team and working closely with a wide range of Council services.

The IS also invites applications from candidates who wish to be considered for the post on a secondment basis.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please get in touch with Caroline Rodgers, East Lothian Council Transformation Programme Manager, (01620 827170)

For more information about this role, download the job description.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please download the application form. Alternatively you can call Leigh Rennie on 01506 282012 for an application pack.

All applications should be emailed to or sent to:

Leigh Rennie
Improvement Service
Quarrywood Court
Livingston EH54 6AX

Applications should be returned by 28 February 2020.

Competency-based interviews will take place  w/c 9 March 2020.

For more information about competency-based interviews, see our 'Guide to Competency-based Interviews'. You may also find it useful to read our current Business Plan.


In accordance with the above Act, preferred candidates are required to confirm that they are eligible to work in the U.K. External candidates invited for interview will require to bring approved documentation to the interview as verification of their eligibility. Details will be enclosed with interview letters.