Senior Economic Development Officer
The TDA is looking for an Economic Development professional to join its team.
The TDA delivers Economic Development and Property Services across the South West. You will join an experienced and proactive Economic Development team responsible for delivering a range of projects designed to drive the growth of the Torbay economy. You will lead on a range of different projects to support our economic strategy and identify new and innovative ways to generate revenue and funding for the business. Ideally you will have a strong track record in applying for external funding.
This role is offered on a temporary 2 year contract, with the possibility to become a permanent position.
You will have the opportunity to develop new projects in line with our strategy as well as leading and implement existing projects including:
- A new seafood coast initiative
- Our regular business barometer survey
- Jobs Fair events
- Aftercare programme
- Sector development projects
Your career to date will have given you an excellent understanding of economic development, the importance of partnership working and you will be able to demonstrate a creative and pro-active approach to problem solving.
Torbay is a coastal town in south Devon which is benefitting from significant investment including:
- GBP110m South Devon Link Road
- GBP8m Electronics and Photonics Innovation Centre
- GBP1.2m for a new Cultural Programme
- GBP75m+ Town Centre Regeneration Programme
In return you will become a valued member of a growing organisation. You will have a rewarding career with the opportunity to develop the role further and play a key role in making Torbay an even better place to live and work. We offer flexible working hours, 25 days holiday a year rising to additional 5 days over a 5 year period, family friendly policies and a pension scheme.
Deadline for applications is 23 rd June with interviews to be held on 30 th June.
To have an informal conversation please contact Carl Wyard on .
Applications should be returned to Carl Wyard by email or by post to TDA, 3rd Floor, Tor Hill House.
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