Business Engagement Officer – Full Time –

Public Sector

Business Engagement Officer – Regeneration

*Local Council* *Regeneration Project*

The post holder will work with local stakeholders, businesses & enterprises and the community to ensure the Church Street area develops a diverse and resilient economy where businesses can flourish and grow. In particular the role will:

* Support the co-ordination, development and successful implementation of all Council related socio-economic activity within the Church Street ward

* Contribute to the emerging masterplan in order to ensure it develops a clear approach to strengthening the local economy and safeguarding employment

* Ensure that all activity supports the delivery of wider Council objectives within the City for All, the Economic Development Strategic Framework, Enterprise and Employment Programmes and the Church Street Futures Plan

* Play a key role in regeneration plans for Church Street Market and the Antiques Quarter in order to ensure that both develop into a recognised shopping and leisure destination

* Ensure that the benefits of economic growth are channelled to support the community and provide sustainable employment opportunities through regeneration delivery and following completion

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

Work experience

* A background in advising or working closely with SME businesses and start ups

* A track record in planning and delivering business events and workshops in a local authority context

* Successful track record of delivering economic or regeneration activity/projects within a town centre/high street environment

* Significant experience of working with local communities and stakeholders

* Experience of working within a public body or orgnaisation (local authority, government office, GLA etc.) and/or significant experience of working with local authorities as an advisor or consultant

* Experience of working with the wider business support partnership (e.g. Chambers of Commerce, BIS, London & Partners, FSB, ICAEW etc.)

Skills/ Knowledge

* A high degree of commercial acumen and the ability to understand how businesses operate, opportunities and barriers to growth etc.

* The ability to build relationships with all types and scale of businesses. In the context this particularly relates to social enterprises, ethnic businesses and smaller retail/food businesses

* Analytical and problem solving skills

* The ability to think strategically and manage conflicting priorities

* Highly developed written and verbal communication skills including the ability to present to an audience

* Good understanding of the regulatory framework for business. (e.g. planning, business rates, environmental health, parking, education, development control

* Evidence of a strong commitment to and involvement in the delivery of customer and community focused services in relation to economic regeneration

* Excellent influencing and interpersonal skills including the ability to work with a range of people to maximise outcomes for local people/businesses

* Experience of organisational development and learning and workforce planning/workforce development in a business environment

* Private sector experience or experience of working in a business facing/business engagement role

Please apply with an updated CV

Salary: £22 – £24/hour

Job Type: Contract, Temporary

Location: NW8, St John’s Wood, Greater London

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