Economic Development & City Centre Manager

£41,429 to £45,269 per annum
02 Aug 2022
09 Aug 2022
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours

Worcester is a great place to work. We have a thriving city centre, a great wealth of history and a fantastic environment, making it somewhere to be proud of. 

Everyone associated with Worcester City Council is proud of Worcester’s offer of a high quality of life, varied heritage, award winning parks and our contribution to the development of modern local government.

It is a fantastic place to work, and you will find us to be an organisation that is challenging yet caring.

At Worcester City Council, we have a work-family culture and we are proud to support and value the combination of employees’ work and family lives.

We have a clear vision to achieve excellence in everything we do and to achieve excellence in everyone we employ, meaning we are looking for an excellent candidate to come and join our work family!

At Worcester City Council, we are committed to seeking excellence in everything we do. Worcester is a great place to work.

Benefits to you:

- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

- Flexible (including part time) working hours

- Agile/remote working arrangements

- Generous Local Government Pension Scheme

- Support for training and professional development

- Benefits package incl. subsidised leisure facilities, discounts for national stores

- Free confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), available 24 hours

- Offices within a five minutes’ walk from train station

- Birmingham less than an hour’s commute away

It is an exciting time to work for Worcester City Council. Our city centre has bounced back from Covid and is thriving. We are home to topflight cricket, rugby and basketball clubs, a centrally located racecourse and major annual running and cycling events. The birthplace of Elgar and home to a wide range of Heritage Assets, our tourism sector is growing year on year. We have successfully secured £29.11m Future High Street Funding and a further £46.9m of Towns Funds to develop and enhance our city centre officer. We are looking for a confident individual who is flexible, creative and can reflect our positive and ambitious approach to the future.

We are looking for someone who can lead on these ambitious plans, developing our tourism offer and ensuring the future of the High Street. You should be a people person, able to build positive relationships with business and the public and provide influence and support to bring stakeholders on the journey with us. You will be a confident manager, able to lead a team and manage and support the range of exciting events and activities throughout the City calendar. With day-to-day responsibility for Economic Development staff and the Tourist Information Centre Team, you should be a confident and positive line manager able to inspire and develop a creative team.

The sucessful candidate will be/have;

Educated to degree or equivalent level (NVQ4) is desirable.

Event management experience is desirable and experience of delivery in the visitor and tourism sector is essential.

Evidence of continuous professional development by relevant professional or management training and experience.

Any queries should be sent to

Closing date for applications will be 9th August 

Interviews w/c 22nd August

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