Rural Growth Manager

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 30/06/2020 23:59
A starting salary of £47,107
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Regeneration/ Economic Development
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall
Closing date:
30 Jun
Further Information

37 hours on a 3 year fixed term basis


The Council
Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service
The Economy and Regeneration service sits within the Regeneration, Economy and Commercial Directorate of the Council. The Service has 47 staff whose core purpose is to deliver the Council’s priority of Economic Growth. This includes the influencing of national and regional policy and coordinating and driving forward the delivery and management of regeneration and economic growth projects. This includes the acquisition and management of external funding, including Borderlands Growth Deal, North of Tyne Combined Authority Investment Funding, European Structural Funds and Central Government Initiatives.

The Service is looking to recruit a Rural Growth Manager. The post will sit in the Rural Growth Team.

The role
The post will report to the Head of Economy and Regeneration and will manage the newly created Rural Growth Team. You will manage the Rural Growth functions associated with strategic rural economic development policies and programmes and the projects and initiatives that arise. You will play a leading role in delivering the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal, this will include developing economic business cases and maximising the amount of external funding secured.

We are offering:
- A starting salary of £47,107 (Band 11)
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
- Flexible working arrangements

Essential requirements:
You will be educated to degree or equivalent standard,and have a detailed comprehension of rural growth planning and policy issues.You will have significant knowledge of public sector funding sources together with experience of delivering economic growth and regeneration programmes.

You will have extensive experience and proven achievement at senior management level within an Economic Development Service or organisation of comparable scope and complexity.

You will possess excellent written and verbal communications skills, along with well developed networking and partnership development skills.The ability to converse at ease and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post

For an informal discussion, please contact Janice Rose, Head of Economy & Regeneration. Tel 01670 624747 email janice.rose@northumberland.gov.uk

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Rebecca Harding (Trans HR Support Officer) on 01670 623 130 or rebecca.harding@northumberland.gov.uk .

We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.