Inward Investment Senior Advisor
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.
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. An exciting opportunity has become available, focusing on supporting existing businesses and attracting new ones to the area.
Inward investment from new and existing businesses is a major driver of economic growth and jobs for local residents. Indeed, Warwickshire is one of the top locations for FDI (foreign direct investment) per capita in the UK. Warwickshire County Council works with local and regional partners to attract new businesses to the area providing targeted soft-landing support, and this new position will play an important role in building on this excellent track record.
The role will provide advice and support to businesses to help them locate, grow and prosper within Warwickshire, playing a key part in enabling Warwickshire to be seen as a business friendly Location. The role will also include project development and delivery, alongside supporting two sector focused specialists in promoting our key sectors whilst promoting Warwickshire in its broadest sense.
We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual, who is keen to learn about the local economy and passionate about providing excellent service to client businesses. The successful candidate will need to have strong interpersonal and communication skills required to work effectively with a range of stakeholders including senior business leaders. You will be expected to work on your own initiative, manage competing priorities and meet deadlines. Previous experience working within the field of economic development and/or Inward Investment would be an advantage.
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 proudly operate a "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.
For further discussion about the role please contact Alison Robinson – email@example.com
Closing date: 29th November 2021
Interview date: w/c 6th December 2021
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