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Project Officer - Global and Investment

Staffordshire County Council
£36,648 - £41,418
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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About the Midlands Engine

The Midlands Engine Partnership is a unique and powerful collaboration, bringing together a breadth and depth of expertise, investment and commitment from across the region. Each partner is already focused on driving inclusive and sustainable growth of the regional economy. Together, we make sure the Midlands voice is heard and act as a positive agent for economic, social and environmental change, to benefit every single part of our region.

The role of the Midlands Engine Partnership is to add value to and amplify this existing work, delivering even greater impact and value through the power of our Partnership.

We do this through shared intent, collaborative investment and a strong, unified voice direct to private sector decision makers and investors – and to government and shadow government stakeholders whose priorities and agendas can create tangible opportunities for our region.

Main Responsibilities

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a development mindset for a new role in our organisation.

Are you looking for an exciting and diverse role that will allow you to make a significant impact on the economic development of the Midlands region? You will play a key role in driving the Midlands Engine Partnership ambitions to increase inward investment and support the region’s internationalisation including trade, visitor economy and diplomacy.

As the Global & Investment Project Officer, you will be at the forefront of developing and delivering a wide range of projects that are central to the growth and success of the Midlands Engine Partnership. You will collaborate with a network of partners, including Local and Combined Authorities, Government, Investment Promotion Agencies, universities, and business groups.

If you are passionate about making a difference and eager to contribute to the success of the Midlands Engine, then this is the role for you. Join us in this exciting journey and together, we will drive the economic growth and prosperity of the Midlands region

This is an exciting time to join the Midlands Engine. We are a dynamic and growing team, and in the current economic context our work has never been so vital.

The Ideal Candidate

This role is offered full time, permanent (subject to government funding), secondments are welcome and we can be flexible about where you are based. Our team meets in person once a week on a Tuesday in Nottingham, and there will be occasions where you need to travel to support events.

The application deadline is 24 November 2023. Interviews will be held in person in our Nottingham offices in the week commencing Monday 4 December 2023. We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of their background.

If you are passionate about partnership working and would like to work with a dynamic and growing team, please submit your CV and cover letter outlining your relevant experience and how your skills and experience would contribute to the role and the Midlands Engine Partnership's success to, Programme Officer.

For more details about the role, please view this link

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits.

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Silver Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 


About us

From managing the flow of traffic to improving the quality of our schools, officiating marriages and supporting vulnerable people, we deliver vital services around the clock. Because what we do touches so many lives and in so many ways, our work is impactful, rewarding and varied.  

Whether you’re an apprentice or graduate, or come to us with plenty of experience, we’ll support you to achieve amazing things. You’ll have a say in how things are done and be able to run with your ideas. And even better, everything you do will help to improve the way we work and the lives of our communities.

No matter what role you’re in, you’ll also have plenty of opportunities to move around. And as you try your hand at new things, you’ll find that your skills grow and develop. With hundreds of career options on offer, you’ll have the chance to make the most of your ambition.

Our values

We all share a common purpose of public service to the people of Staffordshire. Our values support our Strategic Plan and vision and are at the heart of everything we do. Our people are A C E and unique, which is why we want to make sure we lead them well and provide the benefits and wellbeing support they need. Our people have different roles, different things that motivate them, different learning needs and will be at different stages of their career journey. But our values unite us to achieve amazing things.

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

We are no ordinary county council. We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

To find out more about working for us visit our brand new Careers at Staffordshire page it's the best place to learn about all the jobs and opportunities we have on offer.  Our new ambassador programme lets you hear directly from our employees about what it's like to work here.


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01785 278300
Staffordshire County Council
Staffordshire Place 2
Tipping Street
ST16 2DH
United Kingdom

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