Economic Development Lead
(GLA) Grade 11 (£57,471)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: GLARD002
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 9th June 2019 at 23.59 GMT
Interview date: To be Confirmed
Salary: £57,471 per annum
Location of Role: The Crystal, Royal Victoria Dock
Grade: 11

We’re working to grow a diverse, competitive, and fair economy — and rebuilding and strengthening the Royal Docks’ reputation as an international centre for innovation, enterprise, and trade. We’re supporting local businesses, nurturing our cultural and creative industries, and empowering and training local people to be ready for the thousands of highly-skilled that will be created in the Royal Docks. So, bring your economic development experience to the Royal Docks and help us shape a more prosperous and fairer future.

The opportunity

Bring your economic development experience to Royal Docks and help us shape a more prosperous future. You’ll take the lead on projects to boost the Royal Docks economy, fostering a balanced business eco-system that delivers on our development objectives. This will include ensuring that projects and initiatives sit seamlessly within the overarching Economy Strategy for the whole borough, as well as shaping programmes for employment and skills, business support and inward investment. You will also identify and develop clusters and support capital projects and workspace development.  Achieving your goals means working directly with the London Borough of Newham and closely with the Greater London Authority (GLA), local employers and other programme delivery partners.

The person

This high-profile role would suit an economic development specialist with expertise spanning employment and skills, business support and area-based regeneration. With experience of delivering a significant strategy or programme, you will have led project development and management, worked closely with the community, consultant teams and a wide range partners as well as budget oversight responsibilities. This should include hands-on involvement in the delivery of sustainable and affordable workspace. With an excellent understanding of the interrelationship between London Boroughs and the GLA, you’ll be used to senior-level engagement and highly collaborative working practices. Well-developed IT skills are essential, and you will, of course, be an exceptional communicator.

Application Process

Please apply using your CV and a two page (maximum) covering letter. It is important you provide evidence of your skills, knowledge and experience and information outlined in the person specification for the role. Short listing will be carried out on the information on your CV and covering letter.

Please click here for the full job description and person specification.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. You will be able to demonstrate a clear commitment to, and achievement in, promoting diversity, equality and inclusion. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share. 

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on quoting reference GLARD002


Application closing date:  Sunday 9th June 2019
Interviews will take place at: The Crystal,
Royal Victoria Dock