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Future High Streets Fund (FHSF) Economic Development Officer

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Closing Date: 16 July 2021 Apply for this exciting role to support the delivery of a range of physical economic development regeneration projects to drive forward the £9.5m Future High Streets Fund (FHSF) programme in Chatham town centre. This will include advising on workspace proposals, developing a wide-ranging understanding of Medway’s priority sectors, the current workspace offer and future pipeline supply of commercial space, securing business and investor commitment, support the development of joint ventures and developing business support initiatives as well as the wider economic development function of the Council. You will report to the Economic Development & Town Centres Programme Manager but work closely with the Future High Streets Fund team, other colleagues and our partners and stakeholders to work in a multi-disciplinary arena to shape and deliver Medway’s future regeneration plans and enable economic recovery and development. Previous applicants may not need to apply In return we offer you: • Generous annual leave entitlement • Generous local government pension scheme package • Access to wider training and development qualifications • Flexible working scheme • Travel plan discounts • Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers • The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: – Our organisation: Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula. Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London. We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more – everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively. Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in. If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager, please call Anne Knight on 07702 898583 Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regard to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted. Important Information- Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email. Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support. We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

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