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  • Job Type Full Time

Economic Development Officer (Business Engagement)

Grade 5, £31,095 – £35,802 per annum

37 hours per week

Causeway House, Braintree

Braintree District Council has ambitious economic growth plans. Capitalising on our strategic location between Stansted Airport and the Haven Ports and building on a successful track record of delivery, we aim to support businesses to create 10,000 jobs by 2033.

We are looking for an Economic Development Officer to lead work in supporting local businesses to deliver this growth and build on our deserved track record and a strong reputation within the business community.

Based in our Economic Development Team, you will be the main point of contact for businesses large and small, providing business support and guidance across a range of issues. You will also be responsible for organizing our innovative programme of business engagement and events throughout the year.

The role will also be required to help deliver the Draft Braintree District Plan for Growth which includes our strategic objectives for future development, our new tourism strategy and programme of skills development. Experience of making and supporting groups access funding opportunities would be an advantage.


Braintree District Council is a great place to work. We pride ourselves on our creative, innovative and forward thinking approach which is led by our staff. We are committed to having an engaged workforce who understand our strategy and how they can help deliver it. Some of the benefits of working for Braintree District Council are:

  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Flexible working
  • Free parking
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Learning and development for all staff
  • Staff discounts at local businesses
  • Staff recognition schemes
  • Extensive health and wellbeing programme including discounted gym membership

If you would like an informal chat about this post, please contact Emma Goodings on 01376 552525 ext. 2511.

How to apply

For further information about the post and to apply online visit alternatively please email with your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the skills, knowledge and experience detailed in the role profile.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 18th September 2017

Interview date:  in w/c 25th September 2017


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