Business Investment & Policy Advisor
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Regeneration/ Economic Development
Kirkleatham St, Redcar
This is Redcar and Cleveland. We are an ambitious council keen to build on our strong track record of innovation and partnership working, ensuring that we create a flourishing future for the borough and all of its residents. Key to this is a committed workforce who always gives their best. Offering a fast paced, progressive working environment, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is a great career move.
Redcar and Cleveland is an area of great contrasts with world class industries, market towns, visitor destinations, beautiful coastline and stunning countryside. The Council continues to invest in the area to create opportunities for investment and growth. Key to this work is the Growth, Enterprise and Environment directorate which leads on our efforts to build upon successful investment and develop an exciting growth programme that will bring long-term improvements to the local economy and environment, create jobs and build vibrant communities.
Britain’s decision to leave the EU presents the business community of Redcar & Cleveland with both challenges and opportunities. Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is looking for a business focussed individual with strong grounding in research and policy development to join its Business and Skills team to help smooth the transition from being in to being outside of the EU for its local business base. This will demand excellent communication skills to liaise between different Government departments, public sector bodies and the private sector to relay the needs and concerns of local businesses to the policy makers who will determine future trade and funding regulations. It will also require a good understanding of the drivers of business and a knowledge of import and export trade to be able to identify which areas are likely to have the greatest impact on businesses and which offer the greatest opportunities. You will have the experience and credibility to work with large multinational firms and locally based SMEs and broker for them appropriate public funding and support to take their operations forward successfully following Britain's exit from the EU.
You would be expected to hold a degree/ professional qualification relevant to the requirements of the post.
This is a fixed term post for 2 years.
The council holds ambassador status for the North East Better Health at Work Award.
We offer very attractive terms and conditions of employment, including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working hours (where appropriate), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to numerous other salary sacrifice schemes and staff benefits/discounts, including a lease car scheme