Head of Economic Development 

It is important that we have strong management and monitoring over our funding programmes to ensure that outcomes are delivered in accordance with objectives and agreement targets, you will have the opportunity to oversee this.

In conjunction with the Council’s Senior Leadership team, you will have the chance to jointly create and own Economic Development Strategies. We are on a journey to revitalise our county town, Ipswich. As a result, your role will be important in ensuring that we maximise our opportunities to secure external funding by building effective partnerships and identifying opportunities for investment that enables economic growth.

It is important that we have strong management and monitoring over our funding programmes to ensure that outcomes are delivered in accordance with objectives and agreement targets, you will have the opportunity to oversee this. You will also have the chance to work on a local, regional and national level to maximise opportunities for investment which enable economic growth and create the conditions to generate inward investment opportunities.

Ipswich is a town with a rich heritage and an exciting future. As a regional centre, we play a vital role in Suffolk’s economic success. This is the perfect time to join us. We have developed a new corporate strategy and operating model that maximises the many opportunities available to us and defines our core purpose to champion our community and revitalise our town.

 This role gives you the opportunity to lead, manage and develop an innovative service, working to ensure the delivery of the Councils strategies. You’ll be working openly and imaginatively with our partners including the Ipswich Vision Board and those in the private, arts, community, voluntary and government sectors who are committed to helping us realise our vision.

As well as a competitive salary, the Council offers Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) membership, subsidised parking for work and leisure, public transport discounts, free swimming and gym membership, cycle purchase scheme, learning and development opportunities, flexible working opportunities, wellbeing support, lifestyle benefits and the opportunity to work with great colleagues.  

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview candidates who meet the essential criteria prior to the closing date and / or to close the opportunity to applicants once we receive sufficient applications. 

This is a role for an experienced Economic Development professional who will bring enthusiasm, positivity and imagination to the role. You’ll show us your ability to work collaboratively and collegiately across the Council and with partners to achieve our ambitions and serve the people of Ipswich.

Visit www.recruitment.ambitionipswich.com to find out more and apply. Or, for a confidential discussion, contact our retained advisors at Tile Hill: Maud Hollis 07444 696659 maud.hollis@tile-hill.co.uk or Clare Connor 0161 4080703 clare.connor@tile-hill.co.uk

Closing date: 21st April 2024

Location

Grafton House

Salary

£59,625 – £64,146

Application closing date

21st April 2024
 

Job type

Full time

37 hours per week

Permanent

Office

Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

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