Economic Development Officer
Economic Development Officer – Temporary Contract for 2 years.
Band F, £29,636 - £32,878
Are you interested in a challenge and want to help shape the future of North West Leicestershire?. North West Leicestershire lies at the centre of the country, within easy reach of Derby, Leicester and Nottingham, is set within the National Forest and is home to East Midlands Airport.
The Business Focus team provides help directly to businesses, delivers the council’s contribution to the North West Leicestershire Economic Growth Plan and provides specific support to a programme of work targeting the economic development and regeneration of the District.
The Economic Development Officer will work with colleagues within the Business Focus team in the planning and building of relationships with businesses in North West Leicestershire and those that plan to move into the district and lead on and coordinate activities of support for local business as part of the economic recovery from COVID-19 and the United Kingdom’s transition out of the European Union. The post will also contribute to applications for funding, development and delivery of strategies and support programmes that will address local enterprise development, jobs, skills and support our ambitions for economic growth.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and self-motivated, delivery-focused team player who can offer some or all of the following: knowledge and use of socio and economic statistics; knowledge of the local economy and its drivers; experience of dealing with businesses and other stakeholders; an understanding of the business support landscape; experience of inward investment approaches.
You can apply for any of our posts online at https://www.nwleics.gov.uk/pages/jobs_and_careers
Applications must be made using the on-line application process.
Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job will be guaranteed an interview.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Closing Date: 14 June 2020