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We are looking for someone to lead and deliver a high performing and effective business Growth Hub support service to meet the needs of Leicester and Leicestershire businesses, to help them grow. This will include the management and delivery of externally funded contracts such as ERDF and BEIS, working with multiple stakeholders.
Communicate and champion the development of the Growth Hubs locally and nationally to increase reach and prominence.
Manage and develop networks of relevant contacts and stakeholders involved in business support. Building strong networks internally and externally, with local and national partners.
Establish and manage a robust framework for inspection and performance monitoring.
Write the Business Gateway (Growth Hub) delivery procedures and ensuring they are robust for audit purposes and comply with the relevant funding regulations including monitoring and reporting of expenditure and outputs.
Promote the LLEP's activities through various media, including the website and developing promotional and publicity material to assist the delivery of priorities.
Manage and monitor multiple contracts with delivery partners or procured services.
Relevant degree or equivalent experience in relevant field e.g. regeneration, economic development.
Knowledge and experience in project management, stakeholder management, performance management and external bid writing.
Experience of working in a fast paced multi-stakeholder environment with a focus on delivery.
Demonstrable success in the development and implementation of economic development / business support strategies.
A proven track record of managing people and resources.
Extensive experience of developing and maintaining partnerships at senior levels.
Experience of strategic planning, target setting, performance and evaluation.
The salary for this post is £42,683 - £45,591 per annum.
This is a fixed term opportunity until March 2021.
For an informal discussion please contact Helen Miller on 0116 454 6157 or Jackie Ledger on 0116 454 2924.
Post Number: LCC00620
As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.
* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.
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