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Economic Development & Programmes Manager

Discussion in 'Sevenoaks Chat' started by Sevenoaks District Council, Jul 18, 2021. Replies: 0 | Views: 77

  1. Economic Development & Programmes Manager

    Salary for this position is £51,406 - £54,522

    A generous annual leave allowance of 30 days (plus an additional 5 days depending on having Continuous Local Government Service).

    Car allowance £3,400

    Full time


    This is an exciting opportunity within our growing Property & Commercial department. As Economic Development & Programmes Manager, you will oversee the development and implementation of the Economic Development Strategy, you will lead on all business support and growth activities, stakeholder management and funded programme delivery. In addition, you will assist the Strategic Head of Property and Commercial with the strategic management of the Council’s property portfolio and provide programme/project management oversight of our corporate projects.

    The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, outstanding at building successful relationships with external and internal stakeholders, with experience of partnership working. You will have in-depth understanding of business and business support, including inward investments, skills and employment, tourism and rural, and you will have strong overall experience in economic development. As you will be leading a dedicated Economic Development team, proven management experience is also required. In addition, the ideal candidate will have demonstrable understanding of the property market and current property issues and you will be able to plan and prioritise work programmes effectively in the face of competing demands.

    We are an award winning Council. Having achieved the Guardian Public Service Awards 2016 for being financially self-sufficient, we are one of the few organisations in the country to retain its Platinum Investors in People status. We were voted LGC Council of the Year 2017 and won a Pushing the Boundaries of Innovation award in 2018. The successes of the Finance Team have been recently recognised where the Finance Team has been nominated and is a finalist in the 2020 Public Finance Awards – Finance Team of the Year – Councils.

    Our culture places our customers at the heart of what we do. We offer a supportive and flexible work environment, dedicated to developing talent by empowering our staff to keep learning, be innovative, value others, work together and achieve.

    If you value these behaviours too and share our energy and passion to make a real difference for our residents, we’d love to hear from you.

    Interested in the role and want to know more?

    For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Detlev Munster, Strategic Head of Property & Commercial on 01732 227099 or at detlev. munster@sevenoaks.gov.uk

    For information about the application process, please contact HR on 01732 227295 or at human. resources@sevenoaks.gov.uk

    Need advice on how to ensure you have the best chance of being shortlisted?

    Read the Job Description and Personal Specification in the Candidate Pack and ensure that your supporting statement explains how you meet the essential requirements as your application will be judged against these criteria.

    Closing date: 25 July 2021

    Interview: 2 August 2021

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