Business Engagement Officer
We are looking for a Business Engagement Officer to join our Growth, and Heritage Service Team. This will be a varied and exciting role supporting North Yorkshire County Council’s long term economic aspirations for the County. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining effective relationships with target businesses and key stakeholders and work with other internal service units such as our Strategic Policy, and Highways departments as well as developing close working relations with District Councils and the Local Enterprise Partnership. The primary purpose of your role will be to develop relationships with key businesses and identify where the County Council can support their needs and how they might influence the Council’s policies and strategies related to economic growth. In addition you will also actively contribute and support the delivery of the County Council’s plan for Economic Growth including delivering project work both individually and as part of a team.
For this you must have exceptional interpersonal and communications skills, be well organised and able to work independently and with initiative.
Applications from a wide range of disciplines and working backgrounds are encouraged and this role requires a varied set of skills and abilities.
Working for North Yorkshire County Council
We can offer you the opportunity to work for a forward thinking innovative council, as well as
- An attractive relocation package for eligible candidates wanting to relocate to our stunning county.
- Generous leave entitlement plus bank holidays, flexible working opportunities and the prospect of careers for the family due to high employment.
- Access to the local government pension scheme and;
- Access to an excellent range of discounts, cashbacks and subsidised products and services, salary sacrifice schemes plus lots more.
Getting around North Yorkshire
Air: Durham Tees Valley (Teeside) Airport has flights out to Amsterdam, Aberdeen and Southampton; Leeds Bradford airport and Robin Hood Airport at Doncaster Sheffield offer links to many European cities for business and pleasure. Road: The A1M is the arterial route through North Yorkshire; York to Middlesborough on the A19 takes about an hour; the A59 joins Harrogate to Skipton. Scarborough to London is 250 miles and takes around five hours.
Train: The East Coast mainline has direct services to London King’s Cross and to Edinburgh – from York it’s about two hours to both; the Transpennine Express runs to Thirsk, Middlesborough, Darlington and York. Scarborough to London King’s Cross (via York) takes three hours.
Getting to Northallerton couldn’t be easier, with access routes from the A1M and A19. With its own train station outside of County Hall a two minute walk will get you to the office.
Living in North Yorkshire, considering relocation?
Wild moors, looming hills and rugged coastline as well as thriving towns and cities – North Yorkshire has countryside and culture in abundance. The county offers traditional seaside resorts, rural communities and some of the oldest market towns and cities in the country. The county is proud to boast having five towns listed in the top 50 of the Halifax’s 2019 Quality of Life Survey. North Yorkshire has lots of places to visit and things to do to suit everyone’s lifestyle and with our great benefits scheme you could save money on vouchers and discounted tickets.
If you have any questions about this role we would welcome you to contact us for an informal conversation. Please contact Mark Kibblewhite on 01609 797473 or mobile 07970 151082.
Closing date: 7th November
Interview date: 19th and 20th November 2019
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