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Economic Development Lead

Vacancy Details

Salary: £38,813 to £41,675
Location: Wallasey Town Hall
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Professional/Technical
Category: Authority
Closing Date: 06/28/2019
Date Posted: 06/12/2019
Reference: 0000027148



Band PO10

2 vacancies – 36 hours per week

Two fantastic opportunities have arisen to join a forward-thinking local authority to capitalise on emerging opportunities to generate economic growth. Wirral Council is recruiting two Economic Development Leads within the Place & Investment Team to be at the forefront of shaping and delivering our economic growth plans.


 Wirral has established clear ambitions. Over the last 5 years, the Wirral Growth Plan has brought partners together to drive physical regeneration, inward investment, employment, skills and business growth. Wirral is a key player within the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, working closely with the Local Enterprise Partnership to maximise economic growth opportunities arising from devolution to deliver the area's full economic potential. With responsibility for coordinating the Council's role in multi-million pound physical regeneration projects such as Wirral Growth Company and Wirral Waters, commissioning large scale employment programmes, and developing key strategic business, investment and skills partnerships, this is a high profile, key priority service. 


We are therefore seeking experienced, dynamic and commercially aware economic development professionals. You will join a high performing focussed team, working with a range of partnersacross the public and private sectors to develop and deliver complex and transformational economic growth initiatives. 


The ideal candidate will have a broad range of economic development skills and a proven ability to work at pace, motivate partners, and deliver results. Applicants with relevant experience across any areas of activity detailed in our 2019-20 Growth Action Plan (see website) are welcomed. We are particularly keen to meet candidates with specific experience in urban design and planning policy, large scale physical regeneration or inward investment to complement the diverse range of skills we currently have in our team.  


Informal discussions contact Helen Carney: 0151 691 8421

We want people who are driven and ready to deliver. It is a fantastic place to live, work and visit. We are an employer who supports, who is flexible but who demands the very best.

No holding back. No excuses. Just change Wirral.

Bring it on.


Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.


Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.


Applications can only be accepted through the Jobs page following registration.  Forms received via the post will not be processed.


All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.


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Contact 1
Contact Name: Sally Shah
Telephone: 0151 691 8148
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