Midlothian Council is Scotland’s fastest growing Local Authority – serving a growing population of over 90,000. Situated just ten miles south of Edinburgh, Midlothian boasts some of the finest green spaces in Scotland, including the Pentlands Regional Park. People are moving to the area to live in new housing, to take advantage of job opportunities and for the excellent transport links, including the Borders Railway. We provide a hugely diverse range of services to our citizens including schools, social care, planning waste and recycling services, libraries, and lots more.
Once known for its mining, Midlothian now has the largest concentration of animal-science-related expertise in Europe. The Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal, a major initiative with the potential to transform Midlothian, will drive productivity and growth while reducing inequalities and deprivation. Meanwhile, ambitious plans to improve town and village centres including Dalkeith, Newtongrange, Penicuik and Gorebridge will further boost the economy. Midlothian offers excellent leisure opportunities. Our Loanhead Centre, incorporating a new primary school, library, medical practice, pool and leisure facilities, won a Scottish Property Award. Newbattle Community Campus opened in 2018 and is a Digital Centre of Excellence. The Midlothian Snowsports Centre at Hillend boasts the longest dry ski slope in Europe, whilst five of the Council’s parks have Green Flags.
The Council is the largest employer in the region, with roles for over 4,000 people. We recognise that our most valuable asset is our people, and we strive to be an employer of choice by providing a range of benefits to recruit and retain the best people.
It is within the Council’s Digital Services team that the Senior Computing Engineer, Change & Release Analysts and Associate Cyber Security Analyst will sit. The successful candidates will be joining the Council at a hugely exciting time as they embark on a wide-scale transformation supported by their new Digital Strategy. The new Digital Services colleagues will be pivotal to the delivery of the council’s ambitions.