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Economic Development Officer (12 months+)

Job Description

An exciting new role within a leading Public Sector organisation based in Lisburn. This role is due to commence immediately on Full-Time, Temporary basis for 12 months with the potential for further extension.

Employment Package

      • £31,346 starting salary
      • Full-Time, Mon-Fri, 37 hrs per week
      • 12 months with potential to extend
      • Full annual leave entitlement up to 37 days
      • Benefits package exclusive to VANRATH (includes discount on fuel and groceries)
      • Lisburn location
      • Immediate start
      • Ongoing professional development support and career guidance form our senior consultants

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate should hold a relevent third level qualification* and a minimu of three years' employment experience in the following areas:

  • Assisting in the delivery of Local Economic Development Programmes, with a focus on enterprise and business development involving Public or European funding of a minimum of £100,000.
  • Provision of business advice and information to SME's, start up and growth, and completion of business diagnostics and assessments of need
  • Financial management, analysis and reporting.
  • Planning, monitoring and evaluation of economic development projects, in particular enterprise and business development.
  • Experience of developing and implementing PR and marketing initiatives for Economic Development projects.
  • Market research activities for the development of economic development initiatives, including identifying external funding opportunities.

*Consideration will be given to candidates without the relevent qualifation but who have 6 years' employment experience in the areas detailed above.

Summary of the role

To assist the Economic Development Manager with the implementation and project management of a range of high quality, relevant and targeted Business Development initiatives for SME's in accordance with the agreed Economic Development Strategy and monitor key projects arising from the strategy.

The post holder will Deputise for the Economic Development Manager as required and undertake any other duties relevant to the post as allocated by the Economic Development Manager including participation in interchange of duties to cover sickness, annual leave, staff vacancies etc.

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Public Sector job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Aisling Bishop in the strictest confidence.

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