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Economic Development Officer - Regeneration

Job Description

This is a long-term opportunity within a busy public sector Economic Development team, requiring a candidate with strong experience in Rural Development, Regeneration, Infrastructure and Capital Projects.

Employment Package

  • £31,895 - £34,373 starting salary
  • Full-Time, Mon-Fri, 37 hrs per week
  • 12-month contract with potential to extend
  • Full annual leave entitlement up to 37 days
  • Benefits package exclusive to VANRATH (includes discount on fuel and groceries)
  • Immediate start
  • Ongoing professional development support and career guidance form our senior consultants

Candidate profile...
The successful candidate should demonstrate the following:

  1. Possess a relevent third level qualification (e.g. economic development or a closely related discipline)
  2. A minimum of 3 years' experience in the following:
      • Assisting in the planning, management, monitoring and evaluation of a portfolio of projects through development and delivery of a strategic plan.
      • Budget Management in excess of £100,000 per annum.
      • Working in partnership with other agencies and organisations to deliver projects
      • Delivery of capital projects in the Built Environment
      • Delivery of projects involving public or European funding
      • Ability to pro-actively deal with contentious and complex issues within a community context during delivery of strategic projects.
      • Experience of contract management and appropriate procurement of goods and services.
      • Access to a form of transport to fulfil the duties of the post.


Overview of responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will support the Regeneration & Infrastructure Manager and wider Economic Development team, in the management and delivery of a portfolio of complex Regeneration & Infrastructure projects.
  • Assist with the implementation and project management of the Organisation's strategic programme activity.
  • Work with appropriate partner organisations and groups to enhance the delivery of rural Regeneration & Infrastructure projects.
  • Assist senior management to monitor income and expenditure targets set and in assessing and controlling these against programme performance.


For more information on this vacancy, or other Public Sector jobs across Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Aisling Bishop or Adam Stinson in the strictest confidence.

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