Economic Development Officer / Senior Development Officer

Bluetownonline Ltd
Ashford, Kent, England
£29877 - £35004 per annum
23 Jun 2017
21 Jul 2017
Elina Lund
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Economic Development Officer

Location: Ashford

Salary: £29,877 - £35,004 per annum plus lease car or car allowance of £2,080 pa

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Closing Date: 17/07/2017

Interview Date: 31/07/2017

Job Role:

Are you up to the challenge of becoming part of the team that helps shape Ashford's economic vitality?

The Council is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to help drive forward Ashford's prosperity through the delivery of economic development projects and services. Recognised as the Number 1 Business Location in Kent; you will be instrumental in delivering:

  • Ashford's inward investment marketing campaign, along with
  • Support for local companies through the provision of excellent business support services.
  • Leading the delivery of improved superfast broadband services across the Borough.
  • Liaising with developers and investors to drive forward investment in commercial business space.

This is a career-graded post, with greater skills and experience required to achieve progression to the higher grade. Ideally, you will have experience working in the fields of Economic Development or Regeneration.

They are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal, verbal communication and presentation skills. In addition, you will have the ability to develop and analyse economic and research data, and write reports, strategies and bids to deliver projects that support increased jobs, business, skills and prosperity within the Borough.

With 47% growth in jobs in the Borough within the last 20 years and over £2 billion of investment currently planned or underway, this role provides an excellent opportunity to get involved in exciting projects and progress your career.

Please click the APPLY button and CHECK YOUR EMAILS for the link to the careers page.

Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Economic Development Officer, Senior Economic Development Officer, Economic Development Coordinator, Economic Development, Regeneration Officer, Council Economic Development, Senior Regeneration Officer, Economic Planning Officer, Council Regeneration Officer may also be considered for this role.

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