Economic Growth Opportunities

 

The Cornwall Council Economic Growth Service and Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) work together to deliver the ambitions of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Strategic Economic Plan.  

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The plan encompasses a £1bn investment programme. This is to contribute towards overall sustainable economic growth and employment/skills. The plan also integrates a culture and heritage strategy. This will inform planning and development decisions for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 

We;

  • oversee all policy, strategy and intelligence underpinning the Strategic Economic Plan
  • manage, on behalf of the Council and the LEP, all Council and external funding focused on delivering economic growth; devolved economic development budgets (such as skills);
  • oversee contracts and performance – such as our contract with Cornwall Development Company.
  • provide executive support the LEP private sector led board and place a very strong emphasis on direct business engagement and investment. 
  • We also work closely with schools, colleges and Universities, the voluntary sector, central Government and other geographical areas in the UK.

2017/18 in particular is an important year in determining the future economic development landscape; with our revised capacity arrangements, engaging with Government on future economic development policy (currently detailed in the Industrial Strategy Green Paper) and continuing detailed negotiations on the post Brexit environment.  

Amongst all this change, it is our imperative to drive forward with implementation and achieve our focus on productivity-led growth.

Of particular priority is:

  • taking forward a Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund, implementing two Enterprise Zones – and the specific opportunities within them including Wave Hub and Spaceport
  • delivering our Employment and Skills Plan and maximising the devolution of skills funding and delivery
  • supporting the delivery of three Growth Deal Programmes worth over £300m
  • taking forward a new approach alongside our local authorities to place-based economic growth and inclusive growth.

We have spent much time in ensuring our strategic focus is right – and we are looking for the right people to help us deliver on those ambitions. 

We have a number of roles available. Please see individual links for specific role information and how to apply:

  • Keep checking our site for more opportunities.

For further information, please email careers@cornwall.gov.uk or call 01872 323800.

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