Senior Economic Development Officer

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

Job description

Job Title: Senior Economic Development Officer

Location: Rugby Borough Council

Working Hours: 37 hours per week

Pay Rate: Negotiable

Work Mode: Hybrid (Thursday on-site)

Assignment Duration: 7 months temporary

Purpose of the Job:

Rugby Borough Council is seeking a Senior Economic Development Officer to promote Rugby as a prime location for business and living. This role will support the borough's economic aspirations and town centre regeneration by engaging with local businesses and fostering inward investment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as the main point of contact for economic development, providing specialist advice to clients and businesses.
  • Promote Rugby Borough to attract employment and investment.
  • Engage with external business support partners to ensure coordinated business support.
  • Respond to investment and expansion enquiries, presenting relevant property proposals.
  • Maintain profiles of available sites and properties for investors.
  • Manage public realm improvements and economic development grants.
  • Liaise with private sector, community groups, and public bodies to implement the Council's Economic Strategy.
  • Develop skills training and educational courses in collaboration with schools and agencies.
  • Identify and apply for external funding with partner agencies.
  • Oversee the Council's Agreement with Rugby First and manage economic development reports and presentations.


  • Degree level qualification or relevant related experience.
  • Experience in economic development or a related field.
  • Strategic and political awareness with excellent stakeholder management skills.
  • Strong literacy, report writing, and communication skills.
  • Effective project management abilities.

Join us in driving the economic growth and vitality of Rugby Borough!