Growth Consultant

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 06/06/2021 23:59
£34,728 - £36,922
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Regeneration/ Economic Development
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Cavendish House, Prince's Wharf, Teesdale Business Park, TS17 6QY
Number of posts:
Closing date:
6 Jun
Further Information

Growth Consultant - Made Smarter Programme
Tees Valley Combined Authority
Location: Stockton-on-Tees

Tees Valley is where five distinct boroughs come together to make one exceptional destination in which to invest, live, work and visit.

The Tees Valley Combined Authority has made huge progress since its creation in 2016, taking on devolved responsibilities from Government for transport, infrastructure, skills, business investment, and developing local collaborations on culture, tourism and housing.

These powers are backed up by substantial funding, a ten-year plan (approved in 2019) outlines how £588million worth of spending will support the creation of 16,785 jobs and an additional £1.48billion to the area’s economic output.

The investment plan, which supports the delivery of the Combined Authority’s Strategic Economic Plan was first launched in 2017 and includes £20million for a major transformational project in each of the five local authority boroughs, and an indigenous Growth Fund of £50million to improve and revitalise towns and communities.

We’re proud of our historical impact across the globe – from celebrated explorers and introducing the first passenger railway to providing the steel that built the modern world.
That legacy lives on today in the area’s rail and engineering industries, our deep-sea port and advanced manufacturing heart. Tees Valley is also a dynamic business location for digital and creative technologies, and a leading destination for process industry and new energy companies.

We love our diverse region, the five boroughs and their unique strengths that make Tees Valley greater than the sum of its parts, where the industrial skyline impressively frames rolling green landscapes and beautiful coastlines. A place of cultural and economic growth.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Growth Consultant dedicated to the Made Smarter Programme. We are seeking an experienced, pro-active self-starter with commercial experience to join our expanding team. Driven by a passion for helping businesses you will work with manufacturing sector business leaders to help identify and understand the challenges and opportunities to be gained from the adoption of Industrial Digital Technology (IDT – ‘Industry 4.0’).

This post will be working to deliver the Made Smarter Programme for the North East and Tees Valley areas. There is another similar post being recruited for this programme by the NE LEP, which will be based in the Newcastle area.

The successful candidate will build on the activities of our existing Growth Consultant the successful candidate will work with a diverse range of businesses to:
• Objectively diagnose their current use of technology, and the opportunities afforded by adopting IDT tools
• Where IDT is deemed by the business to be not appropriate at this stage, offer independent and impartial brokerage to business support and finance solutions that will help businesses remove barriers, build resilience and implement their plans
• Support businesses as they develop their IDT Roadmaps, help them to identify and work with technical specialists, and, where appropriate, apply for grant funding for their initial IDT implementation projects.

Growth Consultants are passionate about supporting businesses to fulfil their potential, they area trusted and impartial broker to business support and finance solutions and are drive solely by the needs of businesses.

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, experienced in business development and able to demonstrate an understanding of the drivers and barriers of business growth, improvement and resilience. Experience of the manufacturing sector (and in particular, automotive supply chain, offshore & wind generation, or chemical and process industries) would be an advantage, as would knowledge of the core and enabler technologies described in the Made Smarter Review.

The initial contract length is Fixed Term until March 2022 due to the way we are funded. However if future funding is confirmed, the length of contract can be extended.

We would also consider Secondment opportunities for this role.

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

For more information, visit www.teesvalley-ca.gov.uk/jobs

To have an informal discussion on the role please contact Kaye Lake, Business Gateway Manager at kaye.lake@teesvalley-ca.gov.uk

Please note, you should hear from us within four weeks of the closing date if you are shortlisted for interview, otherwise you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.