Economic Officer Job In Plymouth, Devon

Economic Officer


  • £12.20 per hour
  • Posted: 28/09/2020
  • Plymouth, Devon
  • Job Ref: 389102030
  • Temporary

Job Details

We are looking for an Economic Development Officer to join this busy and fast paced department within a public sector environment.
The working hours for this post will be a 37 hour week, with a competitive starting pay rate of £12.20 per hour. This will be a predominantly home based role due to COVID-19, although some flexibility will be required to travel to Plymouth as the situation changes.
The ideal candidate be responsible for the following;

Organising and attending events aimed at providing advice and support to existing and pre-start-up businesses, promoting enterprise or business support.

Undertake economic research and monitoring work. Including leading on a range of research, information and data initiatives and contributing to improvements to the operation of the team. Including managing external consultants.

Understanding and analysing complex funding regulations linked to EU and national funding streams and provide advice to colleagues across the council and to private and public sector partners on access and compliance.

Input in to long-term city-wide planning processes as well as individual planning applications. Negotiate directly with developers as part of the planning process to secure the best possible outcome for the long-term economic objectives of the city.

Assisting in complex economic development work, including interpretation of complex information, assistance writing detailed analytical reports and bid documents.


Project manage economic development projects.


You will have the following experience and knowledge;

Statistical analysis.

Collating, analysing, interpreting and presenting information for funding bids, cabinet reports and presentations to senior staff.

Project management skills, with the ability to manage conflicting agendas.

Advanced research and data analysis skills to find relevant information from multiple reliable sources in order to evaluate and inform policy.








We are looking for someone with strong communication skills and the ability to deliver clear, professional advice to senior managers.
You will have excellent attention to detail and be used to studying statistics where accuracy is key.

As a Pertemps employee you will benefit from:

o Weekly pay
o Pension Scheme
o Working for a Top 50 Sunday Times Best Company Employer who puts you first!

Pertemps Recruitment Ltd has been working with Plymouth City Council since 2006 to manage its temporary staffing.

If you are interested in this position, or other exciting opportunities that Pertemps may have, please click apply;