Economic Development Project Manager

Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury B69 3DE
Band I, SCP 44-47 (£48,682 - £51,791 per annum)
15 Jun 2022
11 Jul 2022
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There has never been such an exciting time to work for Sandwell Council. We have significant regeneration opportunities across the Borough including £67.4m of Towns Fund monies and the opportunity to bid for a further circa £80m from the Levelling Up Fund, a metro extension creating opportunities for growth, and the imminent arrival of the commonwealth games bringing a wealth of cultural and economic benefits.

A regeneration strategy and pipeline is in place that sets out multi-million pounds of regeneration opportunities across the borough into a clear and practical plan that will ensure a focus on those opportunities that deliver the greatest impact on Sandwell’s economy and residents. Masterplans have been adopted setting the vision to Level Up West Bromwich Town Centre and the corridor from Birmingham to Smethwick building on the £600m+ investment in the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital.

Sandwell is looking to recruit an Economic Development Project Manager. This is a unique and rewarding opportunity to be a key player in the delivery of change within the Borough by taking the lead role in the delivery of a number of high profile, high priority regeneration projects.

The Economic Development Project Manager will work in collaboration with council teams, partner organisations, and other stakeholders. A general understanding of council policies in relation to procurement, governance, decision making, risk and budget management would be beneficial but is not essential and we welcome applicants from the private and public sector

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent.

We are looking for an Economic Development Project Manager who has significant experience in the delivery of regeneration projects and who can work at the highest level - driving forward delivery whilst also effectively managing risk.

Experience of managing multi-million pound budgets is essential as well as some experience in agreements such as joint ventures and development agreements. 

Key to this role is leading complex projects, you must be experienced at managing projects and be able to evidence project management competencies. 


For further information on the role and how to apply please click on the link below: -

For more information or to arrange an informal discussion please contact Andreas Efthymiou 07546 415 794 or

Our Values; Trust, Unity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.


37 hours per week

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