Economic Development Officer (Business Growth)

Southampton, Hampshire
£32233 - 37107 per year +
03 Aug 2018
29 Aug 2018
Job role
Manager, Officer
Contract Type
Full time

Organisation     Southampton City Council
Title                    Economic Development Officer (Business Growth)
Closing date     29/08/2018 
Reference         SCC - EDO
Job Type           Permanent
Job Hours         Full-time
Industry            Public Sector
Location           Hampshire Southampton
Salary               £32233 - 37107 per year +


Southampton is undergoing an amazing transformation. Since the launch of our City Centre Master Plan in 2012, we have secured over £1.9 billion of new investment into the city, unemployment has been cut to just 1.5%, and over 4,000 new homes have been built or have planning consent. In just five years we have cemented our position as the economic powerhouse of the south coast and created new training and job opportunities for over 10,000 residents. We are expanding our Economic Development and Skills team to further drive this programme of growth, investment and improvement and wish to recruit talented and experienced individuals to play key roles in taking forward a number of exciting projects.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Economic Development Officer to join the Economic Development and Skills team in Southampton City Council.
The successful candidate will play a crucial role in building City Council relationships with the business community and supporting business start-up and growth.  Southampton has a diverse and vibrant business community and we want to capitalise on this energy to develop micro and start-up businesses.

You will work as part of a small economic development team, initiating and managing a varied range of small scale projects and programmes to support the growth of SMEs. This will involve seeking new opportunities, applying for funding and working with partner agencies.

You will have experience of working in a business related field and have some project management and delivery experience. You will also be able to demonstrate relevant experience of delivering Economic Development outcomes.

To be successful in the role you will hold a Degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area, with excellent communication skills both orally and in writing and be computer literate in use of Microsoft office products such as Word, Excel and Outlook.

If you feel you have the necessary background, experience and skills to undertake this role we would like to hear from you.
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Jeff Walters on 023 8083 2256

Closing date 29th August

Provisional Interview date 18th September 2018
Please note the salary quoted is based on full time hours (37 hours). Occasional evening and weekend working may be required.
It is usual for successful candidates to start at the bottom of the pay grade.
The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed detailing how you meet the essential, and if applicable the desirable criteria for the role. Your CV may not be considered to support your application form.
Please note uploading a CV is optional but does not replace completing the online application form.
A CV on its own will not be considered.

To apply for this role please click on the 'Apply' button below to complete the online application form.