Economic Development Manager

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4 Ednam Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1HL
£43,857 to £46,845 per annum
30 Dec 2021
23 Jan 2022
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Dudley is the historic capital of the Black Country, a region located in the heart of the West Midlands, in the centre of the UK. It is close to the M5 and M6, just eight miles from Birmingham City Centre and within easy reach of Birmingham International Airport.

Dudley and the Black Country have a long history of providing world-class manufacturing and engineering and continue to provide the perfect economic conditions for advanced manufacturing. Dudley is seeing significant investment in physical regeneration activities to support business growth across the borough, including the DY5 Enterprise Zone and the much anticipated Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro Extension which will provide a catalyst for further investment. Recent funding awards including the Dudley Towns Fund and Brierley Hill Future High Street Fund will support the continued investment opportunities in Dudley.

Dudley Business First, the Council's inward investment and business support team, will play a crucial role in ensuring that local businesses benefit from the planned investment, and this role will oversee the management of the Dudley Business First Team, working with colleagues and key stakeholders from across the Council and beyond to maximise these opportunities. 

This is an exciting time to be joining Dudley Council.

Hours:  37 per week

Salary:  Grade 12

This is a key management role within the Regeneration and Enterprise Division of Dudley Council.

The post holder will manage the Dudley Business First Team, providing the key interface between the business sector and Dudley MBC, to include

  • Overseeing delivery of the DY5 Enterprise Zone with specific responsibility for attracting inward investment to Dudley and supporting the growth of indigenous businesses
  • To act as the corporate contact for Government, West Midlands Growth Company and Black Country Growth Hub for matters relating economic regeneration activities.
  • Develop and implement an Economic Regeneration Strategy for Dudley borough aligned to the Black Country’s Strategic Economic Plans and West Midlands strategic aims. Working collaboratively with Planning, Regeneration and other sections of the directorate and borough to develop shared strategic goals. 
  • Forge effective working relationships with existing businesses and partners promoting economic growth and regeneration including but not exclusively; the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership; the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, Growth Hub and the West Midlands Combined Authority, neighbouring boroughs and Dudley top 50 strategic businesses.

For further information or for an informal chat please contact Paul Mountford, Head of Planning & Regeneration on telephone 01384 814186 or via email

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