The Greater Brighton City Region is one of the most exciting and dynamic in the UK with a lifestyle the envy of the country and a cutting-edge business ethos. The next five years will see Greater Brighton lead the way in blue/green investment. We need a Business Manager who can help take us there.
About the role
The City Region is seeking an experienced Business Manager to support the Greater Brighton Economic Board and its work on high profile projects such as its investment programme, project pipeline and liaison and lobbying of central government.
We have trailblazing plans that range from backing digital innovation projects through promoting pioneering hydrogen energy work to holding ambitious goals to become a quantum computing centre of the future. You will work with representatives from central, regional and local government, senior council officers, private and public sector stakeholders and with council officers and agencies from across the partnership. The role requires an individual with the ability to be both strategic and operational.
You will be working in a complex political environment and will need experience in building effective working relationships spanning organisational hierarchies, structures, and geographical boundaries. You must possess sound research and analytical skills along with excellent written and oral communication along with the ability to commission and oversee consultants and contractors.
This post is flexible and can be filled on either a full time or part time basis.
For a flavour of the work the city region is doing to be more sustainable, this video sets out the 10 Environment Pledges the Greater Brighton Economic Board has made
For an informal discussion, please contact Andy Hill - firstname.lastname@example.org or 01273291873
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).