- Salary - Grade
- GBP £61,056 to £62,145 61056 - PO11
- Contract Type
- Contracted Hours
- Full Time - 36 hours per week
- DBS Required
- Chief Executive's
- Closing date
Hackney Council is seeking an experienced, dynamic and motivated Economic Development Manager to join its award winning Area Regeneration service. Your effective management of the Council’s Economic Development function will ensure that the Council works strategically and collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders and our partners to deliver a fair recovery and a more inclusive economy. You will work closely with Area Regeneration, and other Council services, to ensure the work of the Economic Development team is directly contributing to the delivery of the Council’s growth strategy, the Council’s objectives for its priority regeneration areas and town centres, and related Council priorities.
You will be a key contact for the business community in Hackney, managing the Council’s strategic relationships and partnerships with business groups, key business sectors, and individual businesses. You will be confident in advising senior officers and politicians on economic development issues and policy. You will be responsible for leading the Council’s Economic Development team to collate and disseminate the borough’s economic evidence base, prepare economic development strategies and plans, and devise and deliver complex economic development projects and programmes.
You will have demonstrable experience in advising on economic development issues and policies, devising and delivering new approaches to economic development, business support, and inward investment, securing social and economic benefits from business, stakeholders and assets, and managing a team to deliver inclusive economic development.
Hackney is well known for its diverse and vibrant neighbourhoods and town centres. It has a dynamic and successful economy which has experienced rapid economic growth in recent years particularly in the tech, media, and creative industries. Its thriving arts, cultural, and commercial sectors and independent retail offer have made it one of London’s most popular places to live, work and visit. However, some parts of the borough experience significant economic deprivation relative to other areas, and other neighborhoods across London. The aim of the Inclusive Economy Strategy is to ensure all areas and communities in the borough are able to benefit from its economic success.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.
The recruitment process is anonymous. Please ensure that you do not include your name on any of your supporting documents or on the file attachments.
Closing date for applications: Monday 27 September 2021
Interview date: From Thursday 14 October 2021
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.
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