Business Development Manager (Grow Yorkshire)
Full time – Fixed Term until March 2021 with the potential to extend.
Do you have an enterprising approach to developing solutions? Are you an exceptional communicator? Do you have an interest in farming and food, matched with project management experience? Are you looking for an impactful role that gives you the great opportunity to shine?
We are seeking Business Development Manager to join our Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) team and drive forward our collaborative Grow Yorkshire program. You will be instrumental in helping our farming and food community responding to change and transforming the industry as we leave the common agricultural policy, in a program which is already recognised nationally for its outstanding practice.
You will be responsible for liaising with stakeholders to understand their requirements and how we can support them to deliver their agendas. The role involves establishing new support programmes, and securing funding to enable that. Given the national profile of this regional programme, you will be working closely with government colleagues and other national policy makers. This will demand travelling both within the region and further afield.
This role will give you the opportunity to be innovative, creative, be part of a supportive team as well as making a real difference to the development of the economy of York, North Yorkshire and East riding.
Grow Yorkshire is regionally and internationally recognised as good practice in helping the farming industry to deal with change, it will be a challenging but very rewarding role as you will be using their influence and insight to drive change in the farming community and enable them to be more proactive in leading on activity. This is a great opportunity to develop and define the role.
To be successful you must:
- be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience.
- have enterprising approach to developing solutions, able to problem solve and work effectively with others to create solutions.
- be an exceptional communicator both in person and via other mediums.
- have experience in economic development or business development.
- demonstrate a proven track record of partnership working.
- be ability to engage, influence and effect change, understanding the key drivers for successful communication.
As a North Yorkshire County Council employee you will have access to some great benefits via our everybody benefit’s scheme such as shopping discounts, home technology and green car salary sacrifice schemes, financial wellbeing and health assured, our employee assistance programme, to assist with your health and wellbeing. You will also have access to our local government pension scheme, a generous plan for your retirement with the option to increase your monthly contribution if you so wish.
For an informal conversation about the role please contact Tim Frenneaux on 07969 102597
Closing date: Sunday 3 November
Interview date: 12 November