Head of Economic Regeneration

  • Job Reference: 6939350
  • Date Posted: 14 February 2020
  • Recruiter: Midlands
  • Location: Derbyshire, England
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Negotiable
  • Sector: Public Sector
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We are currently working with a Public Sector client based in Derby who are seeking an experienced Head of Economic Regeneration  to join their friendly but busy team.

Our client is looking to increase the resilience of their Economic Growth Service and are seeking a confident manager with experience of promoting economic growth in a public sector setting.

You will have a key role in delivering the Council’s Economic Growth strategy and will be leading teams running projects around business engagement, business support (incl. running a grant and loan scheme). Promoting international trade (we have trade links with  China and India), and supporting people into work as well as running their network of 6 managed workspaces (known as Connect Derby).


  • Responsibility for the Economic Strategy & Policy including Local Economic Assessment, and Economic Regeneration input to the Derby Plan
  • Responsible for Economic Regeneration activities in Inward Investment, Business Support, Community Regeneration and area specific projects
  • Responsibility for the programme and project management of externally funded economic regeneration schemes and liaison with external agencies
  • Responsibility for the preparation and implementation of a Skills and Innovation Intervention Strategy and the preparation of project outlines, external funding bids and skills and innovation activities


  • To have held a management position within a complex organisation in the Public Sector ideally


Duration: 6 Months Initially

Rate: Negotiable dependant on experience 

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