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Economic Development Officer and Business Development Officer

Job details
Posting date: 17 June 2024
Salary: £40,633 to £45,489 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 21 June 2024
Location: Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Remote working: Hybrid - work remotely up to 2 days per week
Company: Huntingdonshire District Council
Job type: Permanent
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Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is passionate about providing high-quality services to our communities, residents and businesses. This means we must employ and retain the most talented and dedicated people.

Situated within the heart of the Cambridge-Peterborough Growth Area, Huntingdonshire is a beautiful district that boasts thriving market towns and many attractive villages, each with its own identity. We are an innovative and forward-thinking local authority whose residents are at the heart of our decision-making.

At HDC we want to employ staff who embody our icare values (Inspiring, Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Enterprising), all of which support our ultimate purpose of putting our customers first.

Job details
The Economic Development team is growing and we're looking for two exceptional people to join us to be our Economic Development Officer and our new Business Development Officer.

You'll be part of the Invest in Huntingdonshire team that is small in numbers and big on ambition. You'll thrive in roles that demand both individual responsibility and collaboration with multiple teams across the council.

Service excellence isn't just a goal for you; it's in your DNA! As successful candidates, you'll excel at building networks and relationships, with a keen understanding of how our local economy fits into the Huntingdonshire landscape.

Your ability to uncover valuable insights will distinguish you from your peers. Serving as a prominent member of the Economic Development team, you'll represent the District Council with distinction. These roles offer exciting opportunities to join us during a pivotal moment, where your contributions will play a significant role in achieving our team's objectives and advancing the council's Corporate Plan.

The team currently delivers support to businesses looking to relocate to Huntingdonshire as well as enabling the 8,000 enterprises to grow within our district.

You'll get involved in a variety of projects from our Huntingdonshire Futures work - a place strategy to 2050 - to our Economic Growth Strategy - setting the agenda to fulfil our Joint Administration's priorities set out in our Corporate Plan. As well as a daily mix of connecting, signposting, and promoting initiatives that support business growth. We also have a growing capability of intelligence and insights designed to support the council's approach to Economic Development.

We know our people are what make HDC great and recognise how important a healthy work-life balance is. Our hybrid work model enables employees to work remotely whilst allowing for in-office collaboration opportunities across the district.

You must be able to travel to Pathfinder House in Huntingdon (PE29 3TN) at least twice per week and as required. This is likely to be more often during the onboarding phase of employment.

View the Economic Development Officer Job Description (£40,633 - £45,489)

View the Business Development Officer Job Description (£34,368 - £38,440)

To apply for this position please complete the application form.

The closing date is 12pm 21 June 2024. However, this is a rolling campaign and we'll be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis. We will close the advert early should we receive suitable applications, so please don't delay in applying!
For many of our roles (and where it is possible) we are currently working remotely and anticipate in the future returning to a hybrid office model on a flexible basis. This will still include work-from-home and flexi-time opportunities in order to provide a good work-life balance whilst still ensuring that teams benefit from in-person interaction. Candidates should therefore be within commutable distance of our offices in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire or able to attend meetings as required if further afield.

Should you have any additional questions regarding submitting an application, please contact the Recruitment Team at

Please note that the official closing date is as above, and will be the correct date. Some third-party websites may have different dates. Please refer to the HDC website for the official closing date to ensure you do not miss out on applying.

Working for the council
As an employer who values diversity of thought, we seek to employ candidates from a range of backgrounds in order to make our organisation more innovative. We are seeking candidates who are looking for their next career opportunity and are supportive employers, enabling our staff to work in an environment that produces high standards of work in an employee-led environment.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our recruitment and along with our values we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits, including flexitime, to encourage a work-life balance.

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