Senior Economic Development Officer

Full time, fixed term (2 years)
Salary £30,152 - £32,486

The TDA is looking for an Economic Development professional to join its team.

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 support our economic strategy and identify new and innovative ways to generate revenue and funding for the business. Ideally you will have a strong track record in applying for external funding.

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

  • A new seafood coast initiative
  • Our regular business barometer survey
  • Jobs Fair events
  • Aftercare programme
  • Sector development projects

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 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 week comencing 10th 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.