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Business Growth Support Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
10/09/2020
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 17/09/2020 23:59
Salary:
£22,627 - £24,491 per annum
Job Category:
Regeneration/ Economic Development
Vacancy ID:
200018
Employment Location:
North East
Post Number:
200018
Closing date:
17 Sep
Further Information

Fixed term until 31 March 2021 – extension subject to ongoing funding

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership works to deliver more and better jobs for everyone.

We are responsible for delivering the North East Strategic Economic Plan, to influence and shape the continued economic growth of the area. As part of the Strategic Economic Plan, we have an ambitious business growth programme to help us create more and better jobs which focuses on the opportunities in the North East LEP area to drive business growth through start-up, scale-up and inward investment.

It is widely recognised that for the economy to make a step change in growth we need to increase the number of businesses and the number of businesses which trade, innovate and grow. We also need to increase the density of fast-growing businesses. High growth small businesses have very significant economic and employment impacts on our economy.
Therefore, our goal is to increase the number of scale up businesses in the area by 50% and creating an addition 6,000 jobs.

You can find out more about our work at www.northeastlep.co.uk or follow @northeastlep

We are seeking an experienced individual to provide extensive administrative and programme management support to deliver the North East Strategic Economic Plan’s business growth programme. The successful candidate will provide performance management support to key business growth programmes and projects, support effective governance and management of the business growth programme, and create and maintain effective and positive relationships with LEP partners and stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, coupled with sound programme management working knowledge and an understanding of data management and financial management. They will support the Executive Team and Business Growth Advisory Board to facilitate the development and delivery of the business growth programme and projects.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we would love to hear from you.

To arrange an informal discussion please email Siobhan Finnon on siobhan.finnon@northeastlep.co.uk

To apply please click on the apply now button and complete the online application form.

Interviews will be held virtually.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.