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Economic Development Officer

Employer:
Bracknell Forest Council
Salary:
£13,997 - £17,048 plus £372 London Weighting for 22 hours per week
Location:
Time Square, Bracknell
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Part Time
Hours:
22 hours per week. Occasional weekends and evenings.
DBS Check:
No
Closing Date:
29/01/2021 at 23:55 PM
Reference:
PPR/21/140825
Bracknell Forest Council

Help shape the future economic strength of the borough. And continue to make Bracknell a strong and successful place to live and work.

What makes for a great place to live and work? Well for us it’s definitely about creating a sense of place, economically confident and ambitious. It is also about ideas. What we can do better, how we can build effective relationships and how we can support our residents. Which is why this is an organisation that will support in achieving your ambitions. You can help shape our future.

What it’s like working in our team…

Our Regeneration and Economic development service lead the Council’s ambitions to make Bracknell borough, the place to live and work. We thrive on initiative and a willingness to take on new challenges. Building strong relationships with public and private sector organisations is critical. The key to our team is taking responsibility. 

You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training…

Support and deliver Economic Development projects and initiatives for Bracknell Forest Council. To develop and implement coordinated programmes of engagement and support for smaller businesses areas and retail centres. Support the attraction and retention of businesses and Jobs to and within Bracknell Forest. Contribute directly to the multi-disciplinary teams to help develop and sustain economic prosperity and growth in Bracknell Forest. Promote and market Bracknell as a potential site for new businesses in collaboration with key stakeholders and partners. Assist the Regeneration & Economic Development Manager to identify and eliminate barriers to business prosperity in the Bracknell Forest area and ensure key companies and growth companies are supported and prosper.

The benefits you will experience are…

  • Regular opportunities for development with internal and external training courses.
  • An inclusive and social working environment.
  • Flexible working opportunities including a flexi-time scheme.
  • A great office location next to travel links and the regenerated town centre.
  • Internal sports and social club opportunities.
  • Discounted leisure centre and gym membership.
  • Supermarket discount.
  • An interest free loan for a rail season ticket.

What we’re looking for…

Proven ability to prioritise within a complex and demanding workload. Experience of working in partnership with external stakeholders and developing strong working relationships. Political awareness. Ability to engage with people from different sectors and professional backgrounds. Proven ability to devise creative or innovative solutions to problems.

Interview date

Interviews will be held on 12th February 2021

Want to ask us a question? 

For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role.  Please contact:

Name Chris Mansfield

Job Title Regeneration & Economic Development Manager

Phone Number 01344351614, 07917555303

As part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process if a suitable redeployee is identified.

 

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please apply online (see below).

Please read the Application Pack before you apply for this job. It contains information that you will need to refer to when applying. Not referring to this information is likely to reduce your chances of success.

No agencies, please.

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