Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is passionate about providing high quality services to our communities, residents and businesses and this means we need to employ and retain the most talented and dedicated people. Situated within the heart of the Cambridge-Peterborough Growth Area, Huntingdonshire is a beautiful district that boasts thriving market towns and many attractive villages, each with its own identity. We are an innovative and forward-thinking Local Authority whose residents are at the heart of our decision making.
Working within the Council’s Economic Development Team, you will lead on gathering data, evidence and information to support the implementation of the Economic Growth Strategy. You will use your reasoning and interpretation skills of the opportunities and challenges for our local economy and present key findings to internal senior management and external partners and collaborators. You will source market data from internal and external stakeholders and work closely with the Economic Development Manager to influence decision making.
Huntingdonshire is at the heart of the internationally renowned Cambridgeshire economy, hosts the largest Enterprise Zone in the UK, and is determined to realise the growth potential of the Oxford to Cambridge ARC in addition to the 14,400 new jobs already being planned by 2036.
We are seeking candidates who are highly analytical with strong numerical skills and the ability to generate insights from multiple data sources. Coupled with the ability to make sense of complex information that identify and support key recommendations. Experience in designing CRMs, database management and using a range of technology and software platforms.
Previous experience of working in economic, business or technology environments would be an advantage.
We want to employ staff who embody our icare values (Inspiring, Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Enterprising) all of which support our ultimate purpose of putting our customers first.
TO APPLY A full job description along with details of how to apply can be downloaded from our website at https://www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/jobs/current-vacancies/
Should you have any additional questions regarding submitting an application, please contact our Recruitment Business Partner firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for completed applications is 5th May at midday and interviews will be held from 13th May.
We are currently working full remotely for the foreseeable future when we anticipate returning to the office on a flexible basis which will still include work from home and flexi time opportunities but candidates should be within commutable distance of our offices in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire or able to attend meetings as required if further afield.
At HDC we seek to employ candidates from a range of backgrounds in order to bring diversity of thought and make our organisation more innovative. We are seeking candidates who are looking for their next permanent opportunity on a full time, part time or condensed hours basis. We will consider any flexible arrangements and are a supportive employer enabling our staff to work in an environment that produces high standards of work in an employee led environment. We also offer a highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme and provide an array of services, networks and training to support your health and wellbeing as well as generous holiday entitlement dependent upon length of service.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our recruitment and along with our values we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance. We particularly welcome applications from those who are significantly under-represented in our organisation and sector, such as disabled people and people from BAME communities.