Full Time Permanent Post

Salary: £45,636 – £48,455

Please see the full job description and person spec below which includes more details on the role and the person we are looking for.

How to apply

There are 3 ways to apply:

Please do not just submit a CV but ensure that you have addressed the points in the guidance and on the Person Spec.

Closing Date for applications is Monday 3rd September 2018

Interviews will be held weeks commencing 17th and 24th September 2018

POST TITLE: Economic Development and Regeneration Manager


GRADE: Grade 11

LOCATION: Town Hall, Gosport

RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of Planning & Regeneration

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Day to day management and all staff within the Economic Development and Regeneration Section including any temporary staff.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB: To develop, deliver and lead on the economic regeneration of the Borough, fully develop its visitor and cultural potential and assist the Head of Planning and Regeneration in the management and development of the overall Planning and Regeneration service.

HOURS OF WORK: 37 hour week, Monday to Friday, in accordance with the Council’s flexi-time system. You will be required to work outside normal office hours from time to time as necessitated by the requirements of the post.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS: The post is politically restricted in accordance with the Local Government Officers (Political Restrictions) Regulations 1990 as amended by the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

The post holder is a nominated casual user for car allowance purposes, whilst the duties and responsibilities of the post justify this, and must hold a full current driving licence and have a vehicle available.



Staff Development and Management                               

To provide professional and technical leadership and engage and motivate the team to deliver an efficient and effective Economic Development and Regeneration service.

To carry out recruitment, training and development of the team.

To be responsible for the sections budgets, including preparation and monitoring, including external grant funding.

To assist the Head of Planning and Regeneration in the ongoing management and development and improvement of the Economic Development and Regeneration element of the wider Service and ensure compliance with the Council’s policies and procedures.

Deputising for the Head

Of Planning and Regeneration  

To deputise for the Head of Planning and Regeneration Services and represent the section at any internal or external meetings or activities in the absence of or as directed by the Head of  Planning and Regeneration.                                          


Use professional knowledge and experience to investigate new opportunities and develop innovative and creative responses to Gosport’s economic issues and opportunities for the benefit of the Borough and ensure that a comprehensive approach to regeneration is in place so that inequalities reduce, aspirations and opportunities increase and individuals, communities and businesses want to remain, invest and shape the future of their local areas.

To lead on the development and delivery of new regeneration, economic development and marketing strategies to promote Gosport as a key location for development and investment to provide employment, maximise its visitor potential and improve the quality of life for all residents.

To create confidence and actively promote a positive image for the Borough to raise its profile with existing residents and businesses and prospective employers, developers and investors.

To provide a high level of tailored and effective support and advice to all developers and existing businesses in the area.

To positively encourage, develop and promote our cultural arts  and events that enhance the image and attractiveness of the Borough as a place to live and work.

To develop robust and positive working relationships and establish key partnerships with relevant organisations such as Homes England and Solent Local Economic Partnership (SLEP) and key landowners and businesses within the Borough.

To identify external funding opportunities, secure funding and ensure compliance with reporting procedures associated with public sector funding sources.

To ensure the delivery of projects and initiatives that support the economic regeneration of the Borough.

To prepare written reports for Economic Development Board and other such Boards.

To attend and present items to the Economic Development Board or other such relevant Board and attend external meetings as required.

Financial Support

Implement the agreed procedures in respect of orders, invoices, debtors and creditors in accordance with Financial Regulations.

Liaison and Consultation         

To liaise as necessary with Senior Management and Members,  other Council departments, other District Councils, the County Council, Government Departments and Non-Government Agencies, landowners and business operators, within and outside of the Borough, and the public.

To oversee and update the Council’s website with information on Economic Development/Regeneration/Events/Projects and Tourism initiatives.


To develop, produce and review new Economic Development and Regeneration Strategies for the Borough in conjunction with the Planning Policy Section and to align with the aims and objectives of the Council’s Corporate Plan.

To assist, as required, in the formulation and review of planning policy in conjunction with the Planning Policy Section.

Administration & Registration 

Monitor the performance of the Section and maintain accurate records.

Review and implement working  procedures.

Technical Support

To use the available PC based technology for all correspondence.

To use GIS software (GGP).

To use Idox Uniform and DMS to keep records and to input and extract information.

Use the available technology in support of processing, monitoring and investigating financial tasks.

Assist in the implementation and development of e-government initiatives within Planning and Regeneration Services.

Professional Awareness           

To provide a good level of customer care to all stakeholders of the Section

To act in accordance with, and ensure that service delivery complies with, current regulations, accepted professional standards, the council’s policies and procedures and appropriate legislation (including legislation on equalities, health and safety and safeguarding children/vulnerable adults).

The particular duties and responsibilities attached to posts are, of necessity, in many cases difficult to define precisely and, as such, may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility of the post.

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