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Business Growth & Investment Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 18/02/2018 23:59
£32,486.00 - £36,379.00 Annually
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Regeneration/ Economic Development
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Job details 

Closing date:
18 Feb

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Darlington is the gateway to the Tees Valley, offering excellent transport links by road and rail, with the A1 immediately accessed from the West, and the East Coast mainline offering direct trains to London in just 2hours 30 minutes.

In 2016, Darlington achieved the status of second fastest growing economy in the UK. It has many advantages for businesses; coupled with the excellent transport links, it has good quality residential areas, high achieving schools and colleges and relatively low land and premises costs.

Economic growth continues with more exciting opportunities ahead across a number of key development sites, including Central Park, an enterprise zone with its combination of Teesside University’s Centre for Professional and Executive Development, CPI’s National Biologics Manufacturing Centre and cutting-edge start-up businesses at Business Central – a dedicated business incubator for SME’s.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the ‘Invest in Darlington’ team (Darlington Council’s dedicated business engagement team), where you will be responsible for ensuring Darlington continues to flourish economically, to attract and retain investment and employment opportunities to Darlington from potential investors, working in close collaboration with Tees Valley Combined Authority.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of engaging, developing and managing business relationships, with a positive and proactive approach, and the ability to build influential relationships and establish trust with key decision makers.

This is a fast paced role, and candidates will need to be able to react to incoming enquiries whilst proactively seeking new investment opportunities to secure business rate growth and job creation targets. Recent experience of delivering business support or business development activity is essential, as is knowledge of the business support and intermediary landscape. Ideally candidates will also have experience of identifying market opportunities for businesses and will have a good knowledge of the economy and geography of Darlington and the Tees Valley.

The role will suit a variety of individuals from a proven Sales / Business Development, Account Management, Inward Investment or Business Engagement/ Business Support background.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

For a further informal discussion, please contact Mark Carrigan, Economy Manager on 07787 877444.

An online application form and further information are available from www.darlington.gov.uk/job-vacancies. Alternatively, you can contact Xentrall Recruitment Services, Tel: (01642) 526992 or email: recruitment@xentrall.org.uk

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