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Economic Development Officer

14th August 2018


Hours:                        37 per week (part-time considered)

Salary Range:            £28,366 – £32,498

Grade:                        SH05

Contract:                   Fixed Term Contract – 12 months

Surrey Heath is investing £160 million to transform retail, leisure and residential spaces across Camberley to create a vibrant contemporary place for all to enjoy. The growth and prosperity of the local economy is a key priority in Surrey Heath and we are continuing to encourage inward investment and local business growth.

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.

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, Local Government Pension Scheme; lifestyle rewards benefits and free parking.

Closing date:            26th August 2018

Interview date:         To be confirmed

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

Person Specification and Job Description and details of how to apply are available here.