Economic Adviser FIF10458 job in Glenrothes at Fife Council

Economic Adviser (FIF10458)

Company: Fife Council

Location: Glenrothes UK

Date Posted:May 11, 2018

Job DescriptionPost A: Economic Adviser - InvestmentPost B: Economic Adviser - Business InnovationInterview Date: Week Commencing 18 June 2018Post A:The postholder will provide a range of services to support businesses, developer and organisations interested in Investing in Fife; they will help promote Fife as a location for investment and assist with the management of major investment projects. Post B:The postholder will provide a range of support services to businesses to encourage business innovation; encouraging businesses to improve business processes; turn ideas and research into new products, services and processes in collaboration with key public, private and academic partners. The postholders will be required to engage in a wide range of business development and support initiatives on a Fife wide basis and to contribute to the overall objectives of the Economic Development TeamThe job pack for this vacancy is attached at the bottom of the page. It provides more detailed information about the job and the type of person we are looking for.All employees are expected to display and promote certain behaviours in the workplace.  Our ‘How We Work Matters’ behaviour framework contains more information and is available via this . Before applying, it is important that you read the ‘Candidate Information’ by clicking on this . The main Terms and Conditions and employment are available via the same link.ResponsibilitiesPost A: - Economic Adviser - InvestmentAct as first point of contact for company and developer enquiries, including identifying business accommodation and development sites in Fife.Assist the Lead Officer (Investment) and Invest in Fife partners in “bidding” for major investment projectsCollate statistical data, maps, and other information to support bids for investment projects.Present information and statistics and support developer and investor liaison.Undertake the development and management of investment projects.Assist the Lead Officer (Investment) and Invest in Fife Partners to promote Fife as an opportunity for investment.Lead the organisation of promotional and networking events with private sector developers and agentsLead on the development of advertising campaigns to promote Fife; promote key sectors and major projects. In particular leading on shaping and delivery of area based marketing propositions within Fife.Post B - Economic Adviser - Business Innovation:Act as first point of contact for interested companies and develop relationship management protocols in accordance with consistent customer engagement.Deliver advice and support to businesses, specific to capacity building to improve products or services to increase efficiency and/or productivity.Support the Service Manager and Lead Officer in the delivery of actions from the Fife Economy Innovation Group, building industry awareness.Work with Lead Officer to produce operational project delivery plans, work to agreed schedule including detailed preparation of individual event plans, as required.Work with higher education colleagues to stimulate knowledge transfer and open innovation between businesses and academic experts.Work closely with Business Gateway Fife and Scottish Enterprise Advisory teams to pipeline client referrals for 1-2-1 business implementation  The IndividualA Degree level qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience (e.g.  Economics , Business Administration, etc)Full membership of related professional bodyModerate experience in relevant economic/ business development; research or marketing in the public or private sector.Experience of dealing with private sector businesses, consultants and members of the publicGood negotiating skillsAbility to work in a disciplined mannerAbility to meet agreed deadlinesHighly developed written and oral communicationAbility to work as part of a team or individuallyGood working knowledge of related current legislation, government guidance and practicesEvent organisation and managementAbility to undertake research and analysis of economic dataComputer literateAbility to co-ordinate multi-disciplinary project implementation teamsAbility to prioritise, meet deadlines and respond positively when under pressureFor further information please contact: George Sneddon on 03451 55 55 55 ext 492 181 or email:   View full job description
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