Part-time Senior Economic Development Officer job advert

Salary: £30,152 - £32,486 pro-rata

The TDA is looking for an Economic Development professional with a strong background in employment and skills to join the team in a part-time capacity (up to 2.5 days per week) as part of a job share.

The TDA delivers Economic Development and Property Services across the South West.  You will join an experienced and proactive Economic Development team responsible for delivering a range of projects designed to drive the growth of the Torbay economy. You will lead on a range of different projects to improve the skills of the workforce across all ages as outlined in our economic strategy.  You will find new and innovative ways to support skills development by identifying new projects and funding sources.  

You will have the opportunity to develop new projects in line with our strategy as well as leading and implementing existing projects including:

  • Employer engagement initiatives designed to inspire young people
  • Developing construction skills opportunities with local contractors
  • Expanding careers advice and guidance locally
  • Leading a project to help young people from our deprived areas into employment
  • Supporting our aftercare programme

Your career to date will have given you an excellent understanding of economic development, the importance of partnership working and you will be able to demonstrate a creative and pro-active approach to problem solving.

Torbay is a coastal town in south Devon which is benefitting from significant investment including:

  • £110m South Devon Link Road
  • £8m Electronics and Photonics Innovation Centre
  • £1.2m for a new Cultural Programme
  • £75m+ Town Centre Regeneration Programme

In return you will become a valued member of a growing organisation. You will have a rewarding career with the opportunity to develop the role further and play a key role in making Torbay an even better place to live and work. We offer flexible working hours, 25 days holiday a year (pro rata) rising to additional 5 days over a 5 year period, family friendly policies and a pension scheme.

Closing date - Friday 30th June at 5pm with interviews taking place Friday 14th July

Application documents:

For an informal discussion please call 01803 208491 and ask for Carl Wyard.

Applications should be returned to Carl Wyard by email to or by post to TDA, 3rd Floor, Tor Hill House, Union Street, Torquay TQ2 5QW

Please use the application form above, CVs will not be accepted.