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Economic Development Officer
  • Employer: Surrey Heath Borough Council
  • Reference: ECT/21/148084
  • Published: Tue 13/04/2021, 12:43 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 26/04/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, (Part Time Considered)
  • Salary: £29,657 – £33,976 (pro-rata if Part Time)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Surrey Heath House, Camberley, Surrey

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Economic Development Officer

Grade:                    SH05

The growth and prosperity of the local economy is a key priority in Surrey Heath Borough Council and we are continuing to encourage inward investment and local business growth right across the Borough. Surrey Heath is committed to supporting and regenerating Camberley to transform retail, leisure and residential spaces across the town to create a vibrant contemporary place for all to enjoy.

We are seeking an Economic Development Officer to assist in the production, implementation and monitoring of the Council’s Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan.

Supporting the Council’s vision, you will investigate opportunities for commercial growth and research and help to develop initiatives which can support growth.  With a sound understanding of the key components to successful economic development you will have the ability to understand economic intelligence to shape and inform service delivery plans in the future.

This role will also play a significant part in supporting the economic recovery of the Borough due to the significant impact Covid-19 has had on the local economy. Projects will have to be developed and delivered to support the ever-changing needs of the community to support the return to growth and employment levels afforded to the Borough pre Covid-19.

The jobholder will engage and enthuse a wide range of stakeholders across all sectors and be able to work effectively with elected Members, senior managers and staff at all levels.  Your negotiation, influencing skills and strong business network will be vital to ensure you manage priorities and achieve objectives in a results-oriented environment.

Using your own initiative, you will be able to demonstrate strong evidence of decision making, taking responsibility and problem solving and be comfortable representing the Council at partnership meetings.

A generous benefits package includes; a minimum of 24 days’ annual leave (Pro-Rata if part time), Local Government Pension Scheme; lifestyle rewards benefits and free parking.

Closing date:           26th April 2021

Interview date:         30th April 2021

Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.