Economic Growth Officer

  • Location

    Home Counties

  • Sector:

    Business

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    £27k-£29k per annum

  • Consultant:

    Tania Gudka

  • Email:

    tania@theabilitypeople.com

  • Phone:

    07776511597

  • Salary high:

    29000

  • Salary low:

    27000

  • Job ref:

    508714

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 months

  • Expiry date:

    2019-02-21

  • Startdate:

    immediately

  • Consultant:

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JOB PURPOSE:

To support the Economic Growth & Development team to deliver the Bedford Growth Plan, encouraging inward investment, business growth and promoting Bedford as a place to do business through the provision of project delivery support, business engagement, data analysis and research.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Educated to Degree Level or equivalent in a relevant subject and/or a suitable professional qualification directly related to the post.
  • Knowledge and understanding of economic development issues including the role and programmes of public agencies
  • Excellent report writing and presentational skills.
  • Ability to research and analyse data to present in a variety of formats
  • Must demonstrate the ability to speak fluent English at a level appropriate to be able to carry out the duties of the post, and be confident in dealing with difficult telephone calls or visitors, ensuring a customer care approach.
  • Ability to communicate with businesses and stakeholders effectively to understand their needs
  • Experience in project delivery (from bid writing to implementation and monitoring)
  • Team player with ability to adapt to suit current workloads 
  • Strong IT skills, including website, database and social media experience
  • Strong self-motivation and an ability to work with a minimum of supervision
  • Ability to travel around the county - driving license and own car required