Economic Resilience Project Manager (Business Team Manager), Business Growth (Advertised on behalf of Kirklees Council)

Salary details: £42,683 - £44,632 Ref: RC 1495 Kirklees Council Economy and Infrastructure Regeneration & Culture Place of Work: Civic Centre 3, High Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2TG Contract Type: Permanent Working Pattern: Full Time Hours per Week: 37 Closing date: 08 September 2019 Provisional Interview Date: Thursday 12th September 2019

We’re Kirklees………….are you?

We want Kirklees to be a place which combines a strong and sustainable economy with a great quality of life; a place with thriving communities, growing businesses, high prosperity, low inequality and where people enjoy better health throughout their lives.

The Kirklees economy is worth over £6bn, and as part of the Leeds City Region we are within the largest economy outside of London and the South East. We are also well placed at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse with easy access to South Yorkshire and Greater Manchester, excellent transport links via the M1 and M62, and fabulous countryside and strong heritage.

The Business and Skills Team is looking to recruit a Project Manager to lead the delivery of our Business Growth plan. You will manage delivery of our small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) Growth Managers and business support offer and will engage with private sector businesses, internal and external strategic partners, intermediaries and agencies.   

You will be responsible for maximising uptake of local, national and regional business, inward investment and digital growth programmes and you must have the ability to develop and influence, commission and deliver key business engagement and support initiatives which support delivery of our economic ambitions. 

You will be an individual who has the knowledge, understanding and experience of working with businesses to support their growth, inward investment and relocation enquiries; delivering business support and/or growth programmes and will have excellent communication, leadership and management skills and the ability to work autonomously.

For further information about the job please contact Sue Weston, Strategic Partnership Lead – Business and Skills at sue.weston@kirklees.gov.uk or Richard Hollinson, Head of Major Projects at richard.hollinson@kirklees.gov.uk

To apply please submit your CV and a supporting statement of no more than 2 sides of A4 paper demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the job. Previous candidates need not apply.