Principal Economic Development Officer
Grade 11: £48,194 - £52,980
Permanent – Full Time
It is an exciting time to join Test Valley. We are an ambitious and optimistic Council that is looking to continue to reach its potential. As our businesses adapt to the emerging economic changes brought about by the pandemic and climate emergency it gives you an opportunity to make a real difference in guiding how the Council can support and grow our economy.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual who will have proven experience in the field of Economic Development and how the Council can be a mechanism for economic success. You will have a good understanding of the overall nature of businesses; be able to work at both the strategic and local level; and have strong analytical experience to support the formulation and delivery of strategies and policies.
You will be an excellent communicator, with the ability to engage with a wide range of people across a variety of sectors, building valuable relationships inside and outside of the Council whilst representing the Council in a positive way.
This is a high profile area of work but with your experience and our support you will have the opportunity to shape the economic future of the Borough.
In return, we offer successful applicants a range of benefits including a local government pension scheme, free on-site parking and discounted leisure facilities. For full details of all benefits of working for us, please visit the link below. https://www.testvalley.gov.uk/aboutyourcouncil/a-great-place-to-work/employee-benefits
If this has caught your interest and you think you could make a difference then we’d really love to hear from you.
For more information please contact Graham Smith, Head of Planning Policy & Economic Development on 01264 368141.
Closing date for applications is midday, 1 December 2021
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.