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Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
£37,559 - £40,487 per year
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36 hours per week

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Job Description

Economic Development Officer PKC07246
£37,559 - £40,487
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street Perth PH1 5GD
As part of the Enterprise, Trade and Investment team the post holder will have a key role in developing and implementing economic development strategies and action plans to support the growth of the Perth and Kinross economy. You will be responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating projects within the business community and will be expected to lead on several initiatives including encouraging trade growth outwith Scotland and within priority industry sectors including food and drink, clean growth, manufacturing and digital. You will have strong project management skills and be able to work in partnership with internal colleagues, external customers and partners in the delivery of projects including attracting external funding. 
The beautiful city of Perth is a place to live life well. The city’s stunning location on the River Tay, its strategic position in the very heart of Scotland at the hub of the country’s transport network and the centre of its region, is the key to its history and current prosperity. These are the foundations on which Perth is building a sustainable, dynamic, international city. It offers business, artistic, educational, cultural and sporting opportunities to residents, visitors and investors. A rich heritage, a thriving arts and cultural scene, a collaborative and  supportive business environment combine with a location directly in the centre of one of the finest natural environments in Europe to provide a city region that offers a fantastic quality of life and everything you need whether looking to live, work, invest or visit.
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The Individual

You will have a Degree or equivalent experience in economic development, marketing or business related discipline and be able to demonstrate evidence of project management skills; experience of managing budgets; business development experience including business planning; experience of trading outwith Scotland in particular export of goods and services and evidence of knowledge of key economic sectors and opportunities to support growth.
If you would like any further information please contact Fraser McGowan, 07779 614152
When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.
Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.
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Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.
Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.


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