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Senior Economic Development Officer

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County Hall, Matlock
Salary details
Grade 11 £31,404 - £34,497 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - Pending restructure 2 years from start date
37 hours per week
Closing Date
20 January 2019
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Economy, Transport and Environment seek to recruit a highly motivated individual to work as a Senior Economic Development Officer. You must be an enthusiastic, and self-motivated individual who is able to work effectively under pressure with minimal supervision and meet agreed targets.

The main purpose of the role is to develop a strategic and consistent approach to identifying and securing external funding to support economic development regeneration and skills activity across Derbyshire by working across the authority, and support the Council to fulfil its role in the management and delivery of strategic priority projects and programmes.

The role will lead in the design, development and delivery of the transfer of the apprenticeship levy too small to medium enterprises across Derbyshire. It will also be responsible for the co-ordination, development and management of the skills elements of the Derbyshire Economic Partnership.

You will also be required to perform a variety of other duties including contributing to the development and delivery of the department service plan, provide instruction and advice to managers and employees on a range of skills related policies.

Proven literacy and numeracy skills are essential as is the ability to work effectively as part of a team. You should be self-motivated and willing to adopt a flexible approach to meet priorities and deadlines.

The successful applicant will need to have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to communicate with people at senior level including other Council departments, elected members, internal and external customers, Government Departments and members of the public, and present views positively. You will have excellent negotiation skills.  

Knowledge of current skills related policies, the working and priorities of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, apprenticeship policies and delivery, in addition to experience in related economic development activities will be advantageous.

Provisional Interview Date: 21 January 2019