Published: 23rd Mar 2020
  • Full Time
  • Basildon, Essex
  • Salary: £Up to £68,251
  • 14th Apr 2020

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Build your legacy at Basildon

Here at Basildon Council, we create opportunities to improve lives every single day. We look after around 172,000 people, all living and working across our towns, and Borough. It’s our job to make sure they thrive. We do that by being ambitious and dynamic with our approach to service, and overcoming challenges with creative solutions. We work in this way across the whole council, making it a place where your career can thrive too.

As the Head of Economic Development, your work will be crucial in strengthening the borough’s economic position. Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, you’ll lead on initiatives and projects that’ll improve residents’ lives. You’ll input strategically on economic frameworks that influence annual implementation plans, and review project management systems to ensure best practice methods.

You’ll need experience in a similar role, showing high levels of planning and service delivery, as well as an in-depth understanding of wider financial cycles. Your experience leading successful negotiations and developing funding bids will help you when laying out financial strategies. Importantly, your supportive nature will not only motivate your team, but inspire other senior level members as well.

We’re accessible to London and other parts of Essex, thanks to our great car and rail connections. We offer competitive holidays, which increase with your length of service, and a pension scheme. You can also get childcare vouchers, discounted rates for health, fitness and local stores – and free parking!

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Closing date: 09:00 on the 14th April

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