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Council Headquarters High Street Elgin Moray, IV30 1BX
£36,644.40 - £40,659.45 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36.25 hours per week

Job Description

To develop, co-ordinate and lead the implementation of a Community Wealth Building Strategy for Moray and to work with local public sector partners, businesses and other key stakeholders to raise awareness of and deliver a range of Community Wealth Building initiatives across the Scottish Government 5 pillars of Community Wealth Building, with an initial focus on procurement and improving local spend.

To implement and integrate Community Wealth Building initiatives into the work of the Moray Economic Partnership, the Moray Economic Strategy, Moray Growth Deal and other key economic development strategies and undertake other duties in support of the Moray Economic Partnership.



To research, develop and implement a Community Wealth Building Strategy and Action Plan for Moray, including effective measurement and governance arrangements with an initial focus on procurement

To develop the 5 pillars of Community Wealth building in a Moray Context and embed in the Community Wealth Building strategy and other corporate, partnership and community strategies.

To build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including the Moray Economic Partnership and Community Planning Partnership, and to support and encourage local businesses and organisations to participate in and recognise the benefits of Community Wealth building initiatives, developing local supply chains and enabling more economic and procurement activity to be retained locally.

To work with project managers and procurement staff to identify opportunities within the Moray Growth Deal projects and other Moray Council and Moray Economic Partnership initiatives for Community Wealth Building.

To participate and represent the Council in national networks as required and to liaise with national and international Community Wealth Building projects to inform local and national policy and responses including but not limited to feeding into the development and implementation of a climate change strategy for Moray.

To assist the Senior Officer Economic Strategy/ Growth to research and prepare economic development reports and policy proposals to inform Moray Council and the Moray Economic Partnership and Strategy, policy development and responses.

Participate in training and development activities, as trainer and trainee, as required

To support the Strategic Planning and Development section to develop and implement projects and associated work for the Moray Growth Deal and the Climate Change Strategy for Moray.

Contribute to the effectiveness of the service

The Individual

Knowledge of Community Wealth Building and the 5 pillars.
Demonstrable ability to research, develop, write, implement and monitor strategic policies/ strategies.
Experience of working in private/ public sector partnerships.
Ability to develop, maintain and review procedures.
Experience of Excel spreadsheets and managing information.
Liaison, co-ordination and collation of information from multiple sources into reports Ability to work within tight deadlines
Experience of building networks with stakeholders across a range of organisations to deliver objectives
Educated to Degree level in a relevant discipline such as Business Studies, Economics, and social sciences or with relevant work experience.
Excellent level of accuracy in work
Excellent organisational skills
Ability to work on own initiative
Ability to think strategically and creatively
Ability to absorb and process technical and financial information
Knowledge and experience of various software packages, including Word, Excel and Access
Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently
Ability to develop, review and monitor work systems and data management
Ability to use a range of data sources for planning, monitoring and evaluation · Presentation skills
Report writing
Ability to contribute effectively to meetings and present at Council meetings
Ability to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Moray to meet the operational requirements of the Service, due to the rural nature of Moray this is normally undertaken by use of a car/van
Ability to work effectively in a team, contribute to a team and show initiative to work on your own with minimum supervision
Ability to relate well to customers and other professionals
Ability to relate well with all levels of staff
Excellent communication skills both oral and written
Willingness to work in a demanding position where a flexible and corporate approach is required
Willingness to accept direction/delegation
Ability to work in an open plan office
Appreciation, acceptance and commitment to the importance of confidentiality
Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs and demands of the service
Ability to work in different offices and at home dependent on service requirements

Temporary until November 2023

Closing Date: ** September 2021
Starting Salary: £36,644
£19.44 per hour
36.25 hours per week

Interviews to be held on 5 October 2021

For further information contact: Gary Templeton on 07811735591


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