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Economic Development Officer

Economic Development Officer

Posted 4 April by Chelmsford City Council Ended

Chelmsford City Council is offering an exciting opportunity for an Economic Development Officer to work in our Economic Development and Implementation Team, playing a pivotal role in shaping the future of Chelmsford and supporting our economy to thrive.

Job Title: Economic Development Officer

Salary: Grade 8 - Starting at £32,523 per annum and rising to £35,841

Job Type: Full Time - 37 Hours, Permanent

The City of Chelmsford is a great place to live and work. Recently voted the best place to live in the East of England by the Sunday Times, Chelmsford is maximising the benefits of being England’s newest city and the first city in Essex. Located in the heart of Essex, Chelmsford is a key growth location set to experience significant growth in the period to 2036.

Already delivering over 850 new homes a year, 725 new jobs a year, and a range of key strategic infrastructure, Chelmsford’s economic success plays a key role in ensuring the prosperity of the wider Essex region.

Chelmsford City Council is offering an exciting opportunity to work in its Economic Development and Implementation Team and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of Chelmsford and supporting its economy to thrive.

In this Economic Development Officer role you will communicate with and support existing businesses; help new business start-ups; attract inward investment; seek the necessary funding to deliver new infrastructure; deliver a range of inward investment initiatives, work with Planning colleagues in developing the Local Plan; carry out research and work with a range of external organisations to maximise the economic benefit for Chelmsford.

The ideal Economic Development Officer will have an expert knowledge and understanding of; the dynamics of local economies, the principles of place marketing and promotion, and a good knowledge of national and regional policies affecting economic development.

With experience working in a multi-agency, partnership environment the successful candidate will also have a high level of communication skills and the ability to lead, influence and drive forward economic development initiatives. We are looking for a dynamic "can do" person with an ability to take the initiative and think strategically and practically.

To submit your application for this Economic Development Officer role click 'Apply’ now to be redirected to our careers page and complete your application online.


Chelmsford City Council is committed to safeguarding vulnerable groups and expects all employees to share this commitment. This includes obtaining references and ensuring compliance with the Disclosure and Barring Service process.

Reference: 34824639

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