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Ceredigion Rural Towns Development Officer

Closing date: 18/06/2023

Reference: REQ104629

37 hours / Fixed-Term

27,344 - 29,439 *

Penmorfa, Aberaeron

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We are looking to recruit Rural Towns Development Officer(s) to join our busy Economy and Regeneration Service, to build on the current work that has been undertaken to support the regeneration of Ceredigion’s rural towns and outlying communities. Potential applicants who are seeking a part time role are also encouraged to apply. If you have experience in areas such as regeneration, community work, economic development and business, this could be the opportunity for you. You will help shape the future of communities across the county whilst supporting the Council’s ambition to create towns which are thriving, people-centred and resilient places. You will be expected to have a prominent local profile to motivate and foster positive relations with local people and support places that meets the needs and aspirations of the community.

On a day to day basis you will:  

  • Coordinate, facilitate and manage the delivery of regeneration activity to support the recovery of Ceredigion’s rural areas
  • Actively facilitate the engagement, involvement and mentoring of a range of organisations in the community, public and private sectors to assist with the development of their activities
  • Work with local organisations and businesses to access other funding opportunities appropriate to their needs

We are looking to recruit individual(s) with:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to form constructive working relationships with individuals and organisations in the community, public and private sector
  • Ability to think innovatively and strategically
  • Experience of partnership working and developing collaborative opportunities
  • Good mentoring and advocacy skills
  • Communication/presentation skills appropriate to varied audiences
  • Enthusiasm for community-based activities.
  • Ability to work flexibly, display own initiative and work proactively

This post is funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

In exchange for your skills and commitment, we will offer you a range of employee benefits including flexible hours scheme, competitive annual leave allowance and a generous pension contribution scheme. More information about our wide-range of employee benefits can be found here. 

Should you require any further information about this role please contact: Meleri Richards Meleri.richards@ceredigion.gov.uk

Interview date: w/c 26th June 2023.

Job Description and Person Specification

Note: We reserve the right to amend the application closing date. 

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Economy and Regeneration

We play a fundamental role in the delivery of the Council’s key Corporate Strategy objective that seeks to boost the economy of the County and the Mid Wales region. We are organised into three main sections: Economy, Planning and Property Services.  Our primary functions include:  

  • Growth and Enterprise: Supporting economic growth and regeneration locally and across the region; Growing Mid Wales; the Corporate Estate and Development Opportunities; Project Support; European and local funding; Food Centre Wales and supporting Agri-Food development; Tourism promotion and development; Tourist Information Centres; Coast and Countryside
  • Planning Services: Supporting growth through Planning and Building Control Services; Strategic and Local Land Use Planning Policy; Development Management; Building Control; and Land Searches.
  • Property Services: Supporting the Council’s programme through Project Management; Property and Building Maintenance; Facilities Management; Carbon Management; and the Efficient Use of Council Property.
Penmorfa is our most central office, it is where our Chief Executive and Councillors are based. 
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