Economic Development Officer

Contract type
One year fixed term contract
Post number
Communities and Environment
Civic Centre and some remote working
£32,909 to £34,723 per annum
37.5 hours per week (banking 30 minutes per week to be used towards the shut down between Christmas and New Year)
Closing date
Interview date
To be confirmed

Harlow Council is looking to recruit an Economic Development Officer on a one-year fixed term contract.

The post will be involved in the delivery of a range of services and projects that will support the local Harlow economy. This will include:

-Updating and maintaining the Council’s business website and social media sites

-Coordinating the Bi-monthly Harlow Business Forum

-Supporting the delivery of the Council’s £1m UK Shared Prosperity Funded (UKSPF) programme which includes business support and skills projects

-Gather and analysis local economic data

The successful candidate will be motivated, analytical, and able to manage multiple initiatives running in parallel.  In addition, you will have a good knowledge of the local economy and strong communication skills.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Alison Fox, Communities Manager - Economy and Projects, on 01279 446407


Our policies support our employees by enabling a positive work/life balance including flexible working where possible.  In addition to this, the Council offers many excellent employee benefits which include, pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement, health and wellbeing initiatives, employee assistance programme and development opportunities.

Harlow Council is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  People with disabilities will be offered an interview where they meet the Essential Criteria on the Employee Profile.

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To apply, please email your completed application form to 

You will need to send your application form as an email attachment, rather than providing a link to a cloud-hosted document like Google Drive or OneDrive. 

You can also collect and submit application forms in person at the Civic Centre. 

Please note Harlow Council does not accept CVs.

We also have a Word version of the job application form