Principal Growth Officer

West Suffolk Council
Bury St. Edmunds
£41551.00 to £48154.00 per year
15 Feb 2017
15 Mar 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen with West Suffolk Councils. We are currently looking for a Principal Growth Officer to come and join our team on a full time, temporary basis for up to 12 months maternity cover. We are offering our Principal Growth Officer a competitive salary of £41,551 - £48,154 per annum, plus a unique benefits package.

The Economic Development and Growth teams work together to increase the opportunities for businesses to thrive using a six point plan for jobs and growth.

About the Principal Growth Officer role

A temporary vacancy has arisen within this dynamic team and we are able to offer an opportunity to play a key role in delivering growth across West Suffolk whilst actively working on an ambitious programme of projects.

The purpose of the Principal Growth Officer position is to be responsible for managing complex and strategically important projects within West Suffolk and to identify, encourage and promote growth opportunities. This role requires you to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, with developers and local communities, to bring forward key strategic development sites and infrastructure. The role involves working closely with politicians from both councils’, as well as the senior leadership team, partnership organisations and teams within West Suffolk Council.

The team works in partnership with a variety of people, both internally and externally, and across private and local government sectors, to deliver one of the council’s top priorities. The complex nature of these projects means we need specialist and dedicated growth support and advice.

What we’re looking for in our Principal Growth Officer

The ideal person for this position will need to enjoy a challenge, has a ‘can do’ attitude, is a strategic thinker and solution focused, with experience of delivering projects and working in a political environment, together with being an excellent communicator.

In return as our Principal Growth Officer, we can offer you…

In return our benefits package includes a competitive salary and pension scheme, discounts on supermarkets and high street shops, cashback on holidays, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and money off household bills together with flexible working arrangements, learning and development opportunities and generous annual leave entitlement.

If you would like to join our team as our new Principal Growth Officer then please click ‘apply’ today – don’t miss out, we’d love to hear from you!

Closing date: Monday 27 February 2017

Interview date: Monday 13 March 2017

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