Business Investment Growth Delivery Lead

Location
Warwick, Warwickshire
Salary
£49,795 - £56,432 per annum
Posted
08 Sep 2021
Closes
30 Sep 2021
Job Ref
RA0002707
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

About us

Warwickshire is famous the world over as Shakespeare's Country - but that's only half the story. We remain a creative and innovative place in other ways too.

Warwickshire is home to many UK and international brands, with key strengths in automotive, future mobility and digital creative industries. The area is a major global centre for vehicle electrification, autonomous technologies and video game development. Our local universities include Top 10 University of Warwick and Modern University of the Year Coventry University. There’s a lot happening here.

We’re home to one of the strongest business bases in the UK and confident that even through challenging times, our economy will emerge strongly, and our organisation has an important role to play in this.

Within Warwickshire County Council, the Economy and Skills Team commissions services and provides direct support to businesses, including access to finance, skills and training, business centres and inward investment. Recently we have launched a number of new economic recovery programmes to support our businesses, schools and residents. We are also developing a range of new activities in support of the Council’s Covid-19 Recovery Plan, including the newly launched £140 million Warwickshire Recovery and Investment Fund (WRIF) which all together, are expected to create over 3,000 new jobs and safeguard many thousands more.

Business Investment Growth Delivery Lead

An exciting opportunity has become available to work with Warwickshire businesses to develop their growth plans, identifying how Warwickshire County Council can help support them on their post-pandemic journey. The post will play a key role in enabling Warwickshire to be seen as a business- friendly location with the best environment to help businesses access the support they need to grow.

This new role will lead a team of 4 business advisors delivering specialist advice to local businesses to support them in accessing local and national support programmes and finance provision, including the Warwickshire Recovery and Investment Fund (WRIF). The WRIF is a new £140m fund designed to stimulate the county’s economy and this role will lead on both sourcing investment opportunities and working with potential applicants to assess their suitability for funding including assisting with the build of business cases and funding applications

Working collaboratively with colleagues from the Economy & Skills team, other County Council departments and external partners, you will lead the innovation of service delivery, managing your team to meet the required outcomes.  You’ll actively develop and maintain good working relationships with a range of key stakeholders including senior business leaders and strategic partners to provide and promote an integrated and co-ordinated approach to accessing business support and funding for Warwickshire businesses.

Skills and Experience

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual who is motivated by having a major role in the economic development of Warwickshire.

The successful candidate will have significant experience in business management with extensive knowledge across the business support and access to finance landscape alongside the proven ability and know-how to advise businesses on the range of funding options available.   

Strong interpersonal and communication skills are a must, including the ability to lead conversations with a wide range of stakeholders and partners as well as colleagues across the county council.

You will be experienced in managing multiple priorities and able to organise yourself and your team to meet deadlines. It is likely that you will have previous line management experience and the ability to actively coach and develop more junior members of the team.

What we offer

As a local authority, we pride ourselves in being collaborative and barrier breaking, whilst demonstrating strong team cultures by encouraging creative thinking, personal development and embracing new ways of working.

We are proudly an award-winning team recognised for its culture and employee engagement, we operate an agile working staff policy, whilst also offering enhanced wellbeing and staff benefit programmes such as cycle to work schemes, childcare vouchers, pension and health care schemes.

This is an exciting time to join the Economy & Skills Service as the economy recovers and we work with partners to deliver a range of existing and new services to support business activity and sustainable growth in the local and regional economy.

The post is based in Warwick, an attractive town with excellent road and rail connections to Birmingham, the Midlands, Oxfordshire and the South East.

For further information please see the Job Description and Person Specification

Additional Information

 

For further information about the role please contact Alison Robinson – alisonrobinson@Warwickshire.gov.uk

Closing date: 30th September 2021

 

To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.
 
Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so. 

 
If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.
 
You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application. 

  

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification. 

  

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements. 

  

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.

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