Economic Development Lead

Posted 18 June 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Temporary
Discipline Professional & Technical
ContactBelle Srijundee

Job description

Job Title: Economic Development Lead

Location: Rugby Borough Council

Working Hours: 37 hours per week

Pay Rate: Negotiable

Work Mode: Hybrid (Thursday on-site)

Assignment Duration: 6 - 12 months (with potential extension)

Purpose of the Job:

Rugby Borough Council seeks an Economic Development Lead to advance the economic ambitions of the borough. This role focuses on supporting the regeneration of Rugby Town Centre and developing a long-term economic strategy in collaboration with key stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive economic data repository.
  • Collaborate with elected members, businesses, and residents to create a diversified and inclusive economic strategy.
  • Design and implement economic action plans and monitoring systems.
  • Foster strategic partnerships across Warwickshire to align economic programs with Rugby's needs.
  • Create and execute a robust business engagement and partnership plan.
  • Manage grant-funded business and skills projects.
  • Lead efforts to attract and maintain inward investors.
  • Develop marketing materials and a network of support for town centre businesses.


  • Degree level qualification or relevant related experience.
  • Significant experience in economic development or a related field.
  • Understanding of challenges faced by various business types, including SMEs and start-ups.
  • Strong strategic and political awareness.
  • Knowledge of business sectors and their economic impact.
  • Understanding of funding streams for economic development.
  • Excellent literacy, report writing, and communication skills.

To apply, please submit your CV outlining your suitability for the role.