Economic Growth Officer
There’s no better time to work in Coventry. The city successfully bid to become UK City of Culture in 2021 and is now preparing to take centre stage and show the world what it has to offer. Coventry already ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK and has a flourishing national and international reputation.
Coventry City Council Council’s Economic Development Service will play a crucial role in the our preparations for the City of Culture year. We will bring in funding for projects designed to make sure that Coventry makes the most of its year in the limelight, with a particular focus on making sure that the city centre is ready to host world class events. The service will also work to make sure that Coventry’s business community makes the most of the opportunities presented by City of Culture.
We are looking to recruit Economic Growth Officers to join our successful team of bid-writers and project managers who are working on our biggest and most important projects, including those linked to City of Culture, and supporting the successful delivery of around £150m of EU and UK Government funding programmes.
The successful candidate will have experience of working as a part of a team to develop complex bids for major projects, an understanding of economic development policies. Experience of managing projects or programmes would also be desirable.
Fixed term until September 2020.
In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, childcare vouchers, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.
18th and 19th September 2018
In return, we can offer an excellent pension scheme, childcare vouchers, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.
We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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