Economic Development Officer

Ripley, Derbyshire
Grade 6 - £24,657 to £28,221 per year
23 Nov 2018
16 Dec 2018
Job role
Manager, Officer
Contract Type

Amber Valley Borough Council are currently recruiting for an experienced Economic Development Officer. 

The role will support the delivery of key regeneration projects, engaging with a range of stakeholders and developing opportunities for economic growth. 

The post holder will assist business to thrive and prospers working closely with them, the D2N2 Local Economic partnership and local partners to deliver support and recognise the potential to unlock significant investment and drive job creation. 

Responding directly to the business community the role facilitates business support and signposts to financial opportunity to generate inward investment and stimulate job creation.   

Located within the Growth and Town Centre unit, the role will include project development, implementation and delivering of regeneration projects together with supporting existing business and New Start Ups; encouraging businesses to relocate to the area, expand and grow.  A track record of providing advice to business may be an advantage.  The role sits within the Town Centre Unit and you will be working closely with the Growth & Town Centres Manager and wider team.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and have experience of working in an economic regeneration environment or similar. 

If you are a motivated team player, who is looking for a varied and rewarding challenging role, have excellent communication skills, good administration skills and work well under your own initiative, then we’d love to hear from you.

The ideal candidate will have experience and an understanding of project management, good organisational skills and be capable of working on their own initiative. They will demonstrate effective partnership relationships and deal with a range of projects to deadlines and monitoring KPIs.  The successful candidate will be competent in the use of IT including MS Office, social media and managing web content and will be numeric for cash handling and financial processing.

The usual working hours are 37 per week, with occasional out of hours meetings and some lone working situations.  The role will include some travel, mainly within the county; you should hold a full driving licence and ideally have access to your own vehicle. Flexibility and a positive attitude are a must.

For further information contact Joanne Bamford, Growth and Town Centres Manager on 01773 841485 or at

In addition, we can offer:

  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • Opportunities to make a difference

The closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 16 December 2018 at midnight.  (Any application forms received after the closing date will not be accepted).   PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY    

CV’s are not accepted.

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