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Economy and Business Service Manager
  • Employer: Harborough District Council
  • Reference: PR/20/127096
  • Published: Wed 27/05/2020, 16:25 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 15/06/2020, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade 11 (£49,350 to £52,368
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Market Harborough, Leicestershire, Leicestershire

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Economy and Business Service Manager

Harborough District Council’s vision is to secure a prosperous future for the people of the Harborough District. Harborough is a well connected District by road and rail (55 minutes to St Pancras and 15 minutes to Leicester) with green infrastructure, gentle walkways and beautiful waterways to enjoy.

Harborough District Council is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Economy & Business Service Manager to manage our Economic Development Service. In particular, to deliver our refreshed Economic Development Strategy 2018-2023 by harnessing the district’s location, potential and talent and the Council’s key corporate priorities and initiaitves, in particular its Smarter Services Programme. Further information regarding our strategy is available here:

We are seeking an experienced manager who understands public sector responsibilities with the proven ability to deliver our ambitions. You will actively support our enthusiastic teams whilst taking advantage of our digital led, customer centred service delivery.

Your most important responsibility is to make sure you and your teams create the conditions to help our businesses thrive and prosper whilst ensuring the District grows and is a great place to live, learn, work, invest and visit.

You will be responsible for developing and delivering economic development and regeneration programmes to support business growth across a variety of sectors in the District. This includes overseeing the management of the Harborough Innovation Centre and our Town Centre Market in Market Harborough, the development and delivery of Economic Master Plans for our towns, providing expert advice pertaining to development and inward investment and bringing together the proposals for external bids for funding.

The successful candidate will hold a degree (or equivalent) in a related field (e.g. Economic Development, Regeneration, Surveying, Planning or Business). You will have extensive experience in the planning, and delivery of regeneration and economic development initiatives, sound financial, project management and partnership working skills and substantial line management experience at a senior level.

You will need to have a valid driving licence, the means to travel around the district and will be expected to work some evenings and weekends. Appointment to this post is subject to a basic DBS check.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9am Monday 15th June 2020. Interviews will be held on 29th and 30th June 2020.

Desirable criteria from the person specification may be used for sifting purposes.

To apply, please visit Our preferred method of application is CV via the online application system.

Should you have any difficulties applying online please e-mail  Please specify which post you are applying for on your CV.

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