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Reference: 75559

Date Added: 23 July 2020
Closing Date: 17 August 2020

Job Title: Economic Development Officer - Inward Investment

Working For: Northampton Borough Council

Location: Northampton

Salary: £30,229 - £34,474

Job Details

It's an exciting time to join Northampton Borough Council. There are lots of initiatives and developments underway and we are expanding our team!

Northampton has been and continues to be a thriving town with tremendous opportunity for growth. Northampton is home to the largest Enterprise Zone in the country, has recently commissioned a new Town Centre masterplan to guide the transformation of the town centre and is home to a large range of businesses across a wide range of sectors.

As part of its commitment to help Northampton meet its potential, Northampton Borough Council is strengthening its team focused on working with businesses and key stakeholders. An exciting opportunity has been created for an Economic Development Officer – Inward Investment to play a key role in helping to drive economic growth and attract investment onto the borough.

The Job: 

To deliver economic growth in Northampton and to provide a high-quality service to potential inward investors seeking to relocate to Northampton. The post holder will deal with a range of Economic Development and Inward Investment issues, advising Senior Officers and Politicians. The post will support the Council’s Economic Growth and Regeneration function to deliver the corporate ambition to improve the economy and attract new jobs and business to Northampton.

The Person:

We are seeking an individual who has experience of economic development/inward investment activity within either the private or public sector, track record of delivery and an ambition to succeed. You will have effective communication skills and an understanding of the investment and development world.

Duties will include: -

  • Support the delivery and implementation of the Economic Growth Strategy
  • To be the first point of contact for all potential business investment into Northampton including undertaking comprehensive land and commercial property searches.
  • Build and maintain contacts with commercial property agents to understand the dynamics of the local commercial property market to support Inward Investment activity
  • Work with colleagues to develop promotional and marketing packages for companies working in priority sectors to attract new businesses to Northampton.

Closing Date: 17 August 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Closing time 12 Noon

Interview date w/c 24th August 2020

Application Details

To have an informal chat about the role, please contact Deven Attwell 07464 657793 or dattwell@northampton.gov.uk 

Recruitment https://www.northampton.gov.uk/downloads/file/12025/economic-development-officer---inward-investment-job-description 

Application https://www.northampton.gov.uk/NorthamptonBoroughCouncilApplicationForm 

Equal opportunities and monitoring https://www.northampton.gov.uk/downloads/download/3769/equal-oppportunities-form-no-dbs-required

Website: http://www.northampton.gov.uk

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