Inward Investment & Business Support Officer

4 Ednam Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1HL
£35392 to £38506 per annum
27 Apr 2021
21 May 2021
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
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Dudley is the historic capital of the Black Country, a region located in the heart of the West Midlands, in the centre of the UK. It is close to the M5 and M6, just eight miles from Birmingham City Centre and within easy reach of Birmingham International Airport.

Dudley and the Black Country have a long history of providing world-class manufacturing and engineering and continue to provide the perfect economic conditions for advanced manufacturing. Dudley is seeing significant investment with work on a £1 billion pound programme of investment in the borough gathering pace which includes the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro Extension.

Dudley Business First, the Council's inward investment and business support team, will play a crucial role in ensuring that local businesses benefit from the planned investment as well as attracting new investment to the DY5 Enterprise Zone. The team also work closely with both public and private sector business support organisations to provide a package of support to new and existing businesses to grow and prosper within the borough.

This is an exciting time to be joining Dudley Council.

Hours:  37 per week

Salary:  Grade 10

Key responsibilities of the role include:

To lead and develop the implementation and delivery of  the inward investment and business support offer of the Council to reflect emerging local, regional and national economic development priorities including initiatives such as the DY5 Enterprise Zone

To project manage inward investment and business support projects and programmes and maximise the economic opportunities for Dudley Borough.

To proactively engage with internal and external stakeholders and partnerships to co-ordinate and develop the Council’s inward investment and business support offer.

For further information or for an informal chat please contact Debra Blisson, Economic Development Manager on telephone 01384 815370 or via email

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Supporting documents
Benefits List - Good Work Plan Apr 20.pdf
Person Specification
Job Description

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