Senior Economic Development Officer

Northampton Borough Council

Northampton, UK

38,813 to £43,662

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Northampton has been and continues to be a thriving town with tremendous opportunity for growth. We have a real commitment to drive change and having recently commissioned a new Town Centre Masterplan to guide the transformation of the town centre we have a clear vision on how we will set about achieving this. A large range of global businesses also call Northampton their home and we want to encourage them to thrive and harness the advantages from having the largest Enterprise Zone in the country

To help achieve these goals and help Northampton meet its potential, Northampton Borough Council is strengthening its team focused on delivering economic focused projects. An exciting opportunity has been created for a Senior Economic Development Officer to play a key role in helping to drive economic growth and attract investment into the borough.

The Job:

You will lead on key initiatives to encourage economic growth, including business support/engagement, skills, tourism, inward investment, employability, transport and physical improvement projects and external funding applications. You will ensure projects are delivered on time and to budget as well as managing other Economic Growth officers. You will be the major link with businesses and work closely with regeneration colleagues to deliver value for Council owned assets within the town.

The Person:

We are seeking an individual who has good project delivery experience, understands the role that local government can play in helping to shape growth, has a track record of delivery and has a passion to make Northampton a first-choice destination.

Duties will include: -

  • Manage both the Economic Development and Inward Investment Officers overseeing the implementation/delivery of the Economic Growth Strategy
  • To lead on the Department’s economic research, data gathering and analysis to ensure the robustness of our strategies and the effective use of our resources
  • To work within the Department as the lead for operational activity on the One Public Estate working with Senior Officers on all aspects of the programme
  • Support the delivery of Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone through the management and collection of performance data and other activity

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