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Job vacancy: Stakeholder Engagement Manager Coventry City Council

The Economic Development Service (EDS) has an instrumental role in the delivery of the Council’s ambitions and in particular the vision to promote the growth of a sustainable Coventry economy.  The department also delivers objectives set by central Government, the Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) and West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).  To achieve our ambition of delivering sustainable growth through creating opportunities, the teams within EDS carry out a number of key activities including:

  • Monitoring and shaping policy
  • Identifying and delivering investment opportunities and projects
  • Delivering an inward investment and skills and growth function
  • Providing a business support and investment programme; and
  • Managing external funding programmes.
The benefits of these services aim to meet the needs of local businesses and industry across all sectors, international businesses seeking to invest and local residents through jobs and growth. The team has a strong track record of success including:
  • Support in the delivery of the successful City of Culture 2021 bid
  • Securing funding for and providing project delivery of the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC)
  • Attracting major investors to the City through the promotion of opportunities to a national and global audience; and
  • Awarding grants to local SMEs to help them to grow and create jobs
As a department we do not want to stop here but have ambitions to continue to develop the service. We are seeking driven individuals to support us in these aspirations.

The role

This position will play a key role in a local energy partnership project, leading delivery of the project’s stakeholder engagement work package. The project is funded by Innovate UK and involves partners from WMCA, University of Warwick and WPD amongst others. The post holder will work closely with the wider project team and other stakeholders to ensure successful delivery of the project on behalf of Coventry City Council and will be responsible for linking this stakeholder engagement work with activity such as Climate Change Strategy planning. You will be expected to:
  • create, implement, manage, monitor and control stakeholder engagement activity
  • build working relationships with project partners and other key stakeholders
  • provide leadership, influence and advise senior managers within CCC and elected officials
  • provide updates on the progress of the project and related programmes to such stakeholders
  • have responsibility for budgets of up to £50,000 towards project activity.

Further information

Full details regarding the role are available online. Please note the deadline for applications is 07 June 2020.

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