Inclusive Economy and Communities Manager

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Trafford, Greater Manchester
£47,853 – £50,891 per annum
06 Apr 2021
18 Apr 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Permanent, Full-time, 36.25 hours per week

Location: Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford, M32 0TH

As the Inclusive Economy and Communities Manager, you will be responsible for leading the Inclusive Economy and Community team in delivering opportunities to benefit the whole community of Trafford; through delivering support to businesses, employment and skills initiatives for residents, community development and regeneration projects.

This is an exciting time for an experienced professional to lead the delivery of Trafford’s Inclusive Economy Recovery Plan working in partnership with the public, private and VCFSE sectors. Recovering from the pandemic is a key priority for the Council and you will play a vital role in this.

Trafford is a diverse and exciting place to work with excellent opportunities for a challenging and varied workload. You will be joining a busy, friendly, and proactive team with opportunities to work with a range of public and private sector stakeholders. Trafford is home to the Trafford Park Industrial Estate, the Trafford Centre, Manchester United Football Club and Lancashire County Cricket Club.

Applicants must have a degree or equivalent qualification plus a relevant professional qualification. As the Council’s inclusive economy lead, you will also have significant experience in this field with a successful track record in implementing economic development and community initiatives.

This is an excellent opportunity for a senior professional looking to take the next step in their career, or move to a dynamic and fast-paced local authority. Excellent written and communication skills are essential as you will be interacting with businesses, the general public, partner agencies, other Council officers and elected members.

Trafford’s Inclusive Economy and Communities team is part of the wider Strategic Growth Service which is based at the recently rebuilt Town Hall in Stretford, and you will report to the Head of Strategic Growth. A flexible hours and working policy is in place and some unsocial hours working is required on occasions.

About the benefits

You will be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal and professional development will be encouraged. You will have the opportunity to work and grow in a people-centred and values based organisation that promotes a positive permission culture. Your opinions matter so you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things here at Trafford.

Trafford recognises the importance of staff wellbeing and offer a number of initiatives for staff including mindfulness, mental health first aiders, running & walking groups and health and wellbeing events.

Our great benefits include:


Home Technology Scheme

Car Lease Scheme

Cycle to Work scheme

Simply Healthcare

Employee Discount Scheme - 'Perks at Work'

To learn more about Trafford as a place to live and work, please visit:

If you wish to have an informal discussion about this vacancy please contact Stephen James, Head of Strategic Growth, ( to arrange.

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Closing date: Sunday 18 April 2021.