We are ambitious for our economy, and for inclusive growth in West Lancashire, retaining and growing good quality jobs, increasing skills levels and encouraging business and wealth generation. To aid us with this vision we looking to appoint a Business Engagement Officer to take the lead role in developing and maintaining relationships with businesses in West Lancashire, including the continued development of the Skelmersdale Place Board and Ambassador network with business and stakeholder membership. The post holder will perform a key role in developing an outward-focused approach to business engagement and economic regeneration, working to provide advice and expertise to support new businesses whilst retaining existing businesses in the area and helping to develop the skills needed.
We are looking for someone with experience of working in the private sector and/or working with senior business leaders, who can lead on the implementation and monitoring of high profile projects. Supporting business forums and events will be an important aspect of the role, which provides the opportunities to network and engage with businesses and gather contacts. Excellent communication, through multiple channels and audiences will be an essential skill which is required.
To be successful in this role you will also have experience of addressing audiences and presenting at seminars/events as you will facilitate meetings, present reports and organize and run the Place Board and Ambassador events.