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Join our LEP team and help drive economic growth in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire

Two new team members are being sought by the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership to help drive the area’s economic growth.

The Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire LEP (SSLEP) is a company limited by guarantee and a business-led collaboration bringing together business, higher education institutions and public sector partners.

The LEP’s vision is to transform our area into a connected county with vibrant, competitive urban centres and an inspiring, economic powerhouse in Stoke city, enabled by building upon our globally successful business base and ambitious, highly skilled workforce.

Over the past seven years, the Stoke & Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership has firmly established itself as the key business-led organisation working with Government and Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire businesses to drive investment in our economy for the benefit of those who live and work here. To deliver our ambitious agenda for job creation and economic growth we are seeking to appoint a number of staff to strengthen our LEP Team. Effective partnership working is central to our success. We work with a team of staff from across the partners working together for the area as a whole.

Acting LEP chairman Alun Rogers said:

This is an exciting time to join our LEP core team, playing a key part in delivering on our ambitious Local Industrial Strategy. “The successful applicants will take an active role in transforming our economy, working with businesses who are passionate about the success of our area.

We’re looking for dedicated people with a strong interest in our priorities and the energy and commitment to work with us in driving positive change; working with our partners.”

We are seeking a Business Engagement Officer who will be a key member of the wider executive support structure of the LEP, building our business connections, providing support to our Board Champions and wider partners, working within a busy office environment.

You will have a relevant administrative & IT qualifications, good standards of literacy & numeracy, excellent record keeping and the ability to manage a variable workload and work to tight deadlines.

The position is being hosted by Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce on behalf of the LEP. This position is on an initial 18 month fixed term contract with the potential for an extension. The post will be based in the LEP offices in Stafford and will include close working with Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce:

Salary up to £28,000

For more details and to apply, please visit the recruitment pack.

We are also seeking a Project Officer who will be a key member of the wider executive support structure of the LEP, working with key businesses, partners and stakeholders to build delivery plans, supporting our Board with reports and briefings, undertaking research to strengthen our evidence base and contributing to business case development to inform LEP investment strategies. You will have a degree or equivalent experience in a relevant area of work, the ability to analyse and distil repots to their key points, good presentational skills and the ability to manage a variable workload and work to tight deadlines.

The position is also  being hosted by Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce on behalf of the LEP. This position is on an initial three-year fixed term contract with the potential for an extension. The post will be based in the LEP offices in Stafford:

Salary up to £28,000

For more details and to apply, please visit the recruitment pack

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