Economic Growth Officer (Creative and Cultural) job with Essex County Council
Economic Growth Officer (Creative and Cultural) – Tendring District Council
£27,852 – £37,261 per year pro rata if working part-time
Essex County Council (ECC) is pleased to support Tendring District Council in recruiting an Economic Growth Officer (Creative and Cultural).
Specific work location: Candidates are ideally required to be in the office (Clacton) 2 days per week, with the remaining days per week being able to work remotely if desired, including external meetings across Tendring.
Working hours: Please note that we are happy to consider full-time or part-time applications. For part-time applications we can offer the right person 30 hours per week, which can be worked 4 or 5 days per week, Monday to Friday. Full-time hours are 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Salary: £27,852 – £37,261 per year pro rata if part time
Why work with us?
- Make a difference to the local community and help us transform Tendring as we focus on positive societal benefits.
- Work for a high performing department with great team ethics and friendly, helpful and supportive colleagues.
- We are happy to consider candidates with a background in the public or private sector.
- Free parking within 2 minutes from the office.
- Great funded training paths. Encourages all employees for their continuous professional development.
- Flexible working – with no official start or end time, you can tailor your work arrangement to the other elements of your life, providing a fantastic work-life balance. Note: The core times are Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- remote work where possible.
- Local authority defined benefit pension scheme.
- Up to 25 days annual leave plus public holidays.
- 37 hour work week.
- A fully funded Employee Assistance Program.
- Reduced membership in the company gym.
- A series of salary sacrifice initiatives.
- Ongoing Service – Joining us from another local authority? Then you could benefit from bringing your time and benefits with you.
Tendring is innovative, creative and steeped in rich heritage. Would you like to support, facilitate and drive this innovation and growth in the creative and cultural sectors in Tendring? The Economic Growth Officer (Creative and Cultural) plays a critical role in supporting the growth and development of the district’s creative industries linked to health, well-being and economic growth.
With an emerging successful Tendring Cultural Education Partnership (LCEP), you’ll build on existing networks and use the initiative to highlight areas of need and opportunities for growth.
They support the creative and cultural strategy related to regeneration and skills and work with key stakeholders to develop and implement projects that meet the goals and objectives of the council’s corporate policies and the needs of our local communities.
You have excellent communication skills and occasionally need to produce written and oral reports for a variety of audiences. You may need to work with landowners, businesses, and commercial developers to ensure the timely and appropriate development of the district’s key employment hubs, and you will work with partners to secure the investments needed to bring new creative industries and businesses to the district to trick into.
In this role, no two days are the same. You will be involved in all aspects of the Council and will be expected to fully engage with colleagues to support district renewal.
The role requires the applicant to drive and have a personal vehicle available for mobile investigative purposes.
The experience you bring with you
- University degree or proven equivalent level.
- Knowledge and experience in securing funding to support economic development and revitalization projects.
- Work experience in a similar role, including financial understanding with practical knowledge of budget management and experience in successfully providing external financing, including drafting bids.
- Experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment.
- Competent user of Word/PowerPoint/Excel/E mail and other relevant ICT systems.
- The role requires the applicant to drive and have a personal vehicle available for mobile investigative purposes.