Current Vacancies

Economic Development Officer

  • Employer: Mid Sussex District Council
  • Reference: CPLP021
£30,825 - £33,024 pa (full time) plus car allowance
Mid Sussex District Council, Haywards Heath
Closing on 22/04/2024 at 17:00
Yes DBS Check
Permanent | Full Time/Part Time
37 hours per week. Full time or part time hours considered.

Join our Team at Mid Sussex District Council:

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on our local community? Mid Sussex District Council is on the lookout for dynamic individuals to join our team and contribute to the growth and prosperity of our vibrant region.

Discover the Charm of Mid Sussex:

Nestled amongst picturesque landscapes, Mid Sussex is more than just a place to work. With rich heritage, bustling market towns and scenic countryside, this is a place that offers an exceptional quality of life. Imagine living and working in an area that seamlessly blends the tranquillity of nature with the convenience of urban amenities.

Be Part of Something Meaningful in Local Government:

Working for Mid Sussex District Council means being part of an organisation that genuinely cares about making a difference. Local Government is at the forefront of positive change, and your contributions will directly impact the lives of those in our communities.

Why Chose Mid Sussex District Council?

  • Collaborative and inclusive working environment
  • Opportunities for development and growth
  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package
  • A chance to work on exciting projects that shape the future of Mid Sussex
  • Supportive leadership and a commitment to work-life balance

The Job:

Interested in joining our proactive and positive team driving sustainable economic growth here in Mid Sussex?

Mid Sussex is a thriving district with a vibrant and supportive business community, ambitious plans for economic growth and significant opportunities for attracting inward investment.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and pro-active individual with excellent communication skills and the ability to foster great relationships supporting our businesses and attracting new ones. The role is fast-paced and full of variety. The Council is ambitious and forward thinking demonstrated in our Sustainable Economy Strategy and Action Plan which sets outs the broad framework for our work, delivering economic growth while protecting our environment and supporting the well-being of our residents.

In this role, you will be working collaboratively with teams across the Council, engaging with external stakeholders across all sectors to build skills and employment opportunities, and to support our high streets and visitor economy. This requires the ability to confidently represent the Council, building and strengthening relationships.

You will be actively involved in identifying, delivering and maximising the benefit of available business support, sharing innovation, growth and funding opportunities and attracting inward investment to support our local economy. The need for a solution-oriented approach and to pro-actively respond to ever-changing economic circumstances means that no two days are ever the same.

Key areas of focus:

Business engagement / business support / inward investment / tourism and visitor economy / skills and employment / town centres and high streets / rural economy / innovation and growth / relationship management / research and analysis / promotion and marketing.

We are a friendly and welcoming team who actively support and learn from each other. We also offer flexible and agile working arrangements, subsidised gym membership for you and your family and a generous pension scheme.

Interested in joining the team and would like an informal chat? Please get in touch.

Contact: Caroline Duffy, Senior Economic Development Officer on 01444 477410

Note: Possession of a full driving licence is a requirement of the role together with access to your own car for use on Council business.

Follow the link to see the job profile and apply for the role of Economic Development Officer (Part-time / Full-time)

Close Date: Monday 22nd April 2024

Interview Dates: During w/c 6th May 2024

If you are an enthusiastic professional looking to be part of a team that values creativity, innovation and community, apply now to join us building a brighter future for Mid Sussex.

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.

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