Economic Growth Officer

One Friargate, Coventry, CV1 2GN
£31,371 - £37,849 per annum
23 Apr 2019
08 May 2019
Job Ref
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern

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.

We are looking to recruit a talented Economic Growth Officer to join our successful Programmes Team working on our biggest and most important  projects, supporting the successful delivery of the £131m Local Growth Fund Programme on behalf of the Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

This is an exciting and varied role which will deputise for the Growth Deal Programme Manager and support the accountable body function for the Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

A natural self-starter, with a can-do attitude, you will ideally have experience of contract management and claims monitoring, having worked on previous grant funded programmes of activity. In addition the ideal candidate should have excellent stakeholder management, report writing and communication skills with the ability to meet deadlines.

Although not essential, experience of working on Capital Programmes would be desirable.

The role is initially temporary for two years.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity please call Lucy McGovern on 02476 971058 or 07590 443878.


Working Hours:  37.0 Hours per Week

Interview Date:  17th May 2019


In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, 'MyCar' scheme, flexible working, 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.

Key Requirements

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.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers.

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Need help with your application?

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We are open Monday-Friday 9.15-4.30pm (Thursday 10.30)

Address: 1 Bull Yard, Coventry, CV1 1LH

Phone: 024 7678 5740



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