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Public Sector and Government

Business Development Officer / Economic Development Officer

£31401 - £35229 per annum

Job Title: Business Development Officer – Economic Growth

Location: Cromer, Norfolk

Salary: £ 31,401 to £ 35,229 per annum

Job Type: Full time, Permanent

Closing date: Thursday 13th September 2018 at 9:00am

Interview date: Friday 21st September 2018

North Norfolk is an attractive rural District with a dramatic coastline, stunning landscapes, vibrant market and resort towns, yet still within easy reach of Norwich. The area is abundant with opportunities for investment and growth and this role is instrumental in providing the supportive environment in which enterprise can flourish.

Purpose of the Role:

To support business development and growth opportunities in the District through engagement with businesses and key stakeholders, sound use of economic data and developing/supporting business programmes & initiatives.

Working with individuals, networks, sector groups, and partner organisations you will help realise the growth plans of indigenous businesses and nurture inward investment opportunities. This is a pivotal role in helping businesses to make key decisions and as such you will need to be able to confidently build a network of contacts and work closely with your team colleagues in order to facilitate solutions.

The Candidate:

The Council is looking for someone with the dynamism to develop their diverse business base, working within a team dedicated to delivering the Council’s economic growth priorities. With highly developed communication skills and experience of engaging businesses and building productive relationships, you will play a leading role in driving business growth and investment in North Norfolk.

Key Requirements:

  • Knowledge and understanding of economic development and inward investment, and the role of local government in enabling and promoting economic growth.
  • Knowledge of macro-economics of rural and coastal economy
  • Knowledge and experience of preparing economic and investment strategies
  • T skills including Microsoft Office software
  • Driving Licence with access to a vehicle on a regular basis

To apply for the role please click the APPLY button and further information will be sent to your email.

The Council is committed to equality and diversity in employment and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

They offer employees a friendly working environment, flexible working hours, a career average pension scheme and take pride in achieving Investors in People Gold standard.

Candidates with experience of: Economic Development Officer, Senior Economic Development Officer, Economic Development Coordinator, Economic Development, Regeneration Officer, Council Economic Development, Senior Regeneration Officer, Economic Planning Officer, Council Regeneration Officer may also be considered for this role.