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Economic Development Manager

  • Job reference: JAMC656
  • Location: Basildon, Essex
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Project Management
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Job description: A Local Authority based in Essex is looking for an Economic Development Manager to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency role and the successful candidate must have a full relevant qualification, experience in project management and driving performance and ideally experience in a similar local authority setting.

The main purpose of the role is to lead the strategic development of initiatives and actions to achieve sustainable economic growth. It will oversee the implementation of the economic development action plan. It will also engage with external and internal stakeholders to achieve common objectives and to seek support from and manage the engagement and relationship with the private sector.

The main responsibilities associated with this role are as follows;

Under the direction of the Head of Economic Development and Regeneration, the post holder will be responsible for the day to day management of the Economic Development Team and the engagement and relationship with the Borough's businesses.
The post holder will be required to adopt a proactive approach to both managerial and professional work and can be expected to actively lead in strategic planning aimed at developing the service in accordance with the principles and continuous improvement.
The post holder will also provide day to today management support of the Economic Development Team and the relationship and engagement of local businesses and to manage the team's budget and that of externally funded projects managed by the team.
To lead and develop strategies for Economic Regeneration of the Borough including developing Service Plans and monitoring performance against these. Also to be the main Economic Development lead on input into the Council's major regeneration schemes and master-planning exercises.
To lead and set the overall direction of the Economic Development Team and have direct responsibility of management of 3 Senior Economic Development and Regeneration Officers and one Economic Regeneration Project Assistant.
Also have management responsibility for temporary staff such as the JCP secondment and in excess of ten specialist consultancy teams covering a wide area of activity and professional disciplines including planning, asset management, development, project management, cost consultancy, development appraisals, economic development, international development and general consultancy.
To have accountability and budget responsibility for several budgets in excess of £5 million per annum and be responsible for setting and monitoring the spend of several budgets contributing to the long term financial planning in order to meet service requirements.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following competencies/attributes;

IT experience, including the use of word, excel, PowerPoint and project management software
Formal project management training
Degree in a relevant discipline.
Minimum 5 years' experience of delivery successful policies, strategies and activities in the field of economic regeneration or a related environment.
Experience of effective management of large budgets.
Experience of managing teams including monitoring performance and setting targets.
Experience of research, development and implementation of policies and strategies, using own initiative.
Experience of leading high level corporate project teams.

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position and as such is offering a rate of £300 p/day Umbrella Ltd for the duration of this position. (Approx. £920 p/week NET take home pay after all deductions).

If this position sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.

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