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The Economic Officer (Airport Client) will be a key member of a small team within the Economy and Skills Service that sets the vision and direction as the ‘client’ representative for Cornwall Airport Newquay (CAN) and the wider Cornwall Council owned Airport/Enterprise Zone (EZ) estate:
The role holder will act as Cornwall Council’s airport client lead and will provide day to day coordination of a range of planning, financial, operational and risk management activities to ensure the performance of one of Cornwall’s most important strategic assets is optimised in line with agreed commercial and economic growth targets.
The role holder will have strategic oversight of capital and revenue budgets and will work with key delivery partners and stakeholder to ensure that programmes of activity are delivered in line with agreed parameters and that the use/deployment of assets and business infrastructure is optimised.
Responsibilities will include working with key personnel within CAN and across Cornwall Council Service Areas/Directorates on aspects of capital project/programme delivery, preparation of business cases, concepts/feasibilities and securing funding for a range of aviation/aerospace transport and real estate interventions. The commissioning of activities, management and monitoring/reporting of outcomes to funding bodies and the provision of strategic advice to stakeholders and relevant authorities are also important aspects of the role.
The role holder will provide ‘client-side’ input into the preparation, delivery and performance management of the annual business plans for Cornwall Airport Newquay Ltd and the Aerohub EZ, ensuring all investments support the objectives of the Cornwall Airport Newquay Masterplan, Council’s Business Plan, Aerohub EZ Local Development Order (LDO), the Local Transport Plan “Connecting Cornwall”, Cornwall Local Plan and other relevant strategic planning policies/plans.
The role holder will have responsibility for stakeholder engagement, building sound relationships and working with Council Members as necessary to support the seamless delivery of Cornwall’s Airport-related transport and real estate programmes.
It’s an exciting time to be in Cornwall!
- home to a globally renowned natural environment
- a world-class renewable energy sector
- a cutting-edge digital infrastructure
- Cornwall is helping to shape the society of the future through the UK Government’s wider commitment to Levelling Up and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Shared Prosperity Fund “Good Growth” Investment Plan bringing £132m to move us towards a net zero economy where jobs pay at least the Real Living Wage and where nature recovery and strong communities mean everyone can start well, live well and age well.
We now have one of the fastest growing tech sectors in the country
- We are developing a world-leading aerospace industry, delivering the UK’s first satellite launch Spaceport from Cornwall Airport Newquay in 2023
- Alongside expertise in marine engineering and renewable energy, our diversified economy is well positioned to grasp a greener, more localised and more digitised future.
- The successful hosting of the 2021 summit of G7 leaders put Cornwall in the international spotlight.
Cornwall has the mildest and sunniest climate in the United Kingdom, and we are well known for a thriving cultural scene.
- From the Tate Gallery in St Ives to world class attractions such as the Eden Project and Minack Theatre together with renowned festivals such as Boardmasters and Tunes in the Dunes.
- Our world class tourism offer, enjoyed by over five million visitors a year, is boosted by our burgeoning food and drink industry which also supports some of our internationally famous restaurants.
- With new ways of working and a can-do culture where talented people thrive, Cornwall Council is a great place to work.
- With its beautiful beaches, stunning countryside and superb community spirit, it is also a great place to live.
- We commit to providing a reward and benefits package to attract, motivate and reward our employees.
- We offer a range of flexible working options to our staff. This helps provide our employees with a greater work/life balance. Whilst still ensuring that service needs are met.
We are tackling the key challenges of climate change and social injustice through;
- more localised support
- smarter use of technology
- underpinned by a superfast and reliable broadband infrastructure
Please view the role profile here, your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria. Please ensure you answer all of the pre-screening questions in full, within the application form.
Please do not upload any additional documentation in support of this application. Applications will be considered based on the screening questions and qualifications and experience details provided within the application form only. Any further attachments will not be considered when the recruiting managers are shortlisting for interview.
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Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall. In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g. race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits.
Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm.
Whilst the location/work-base for this role has been specified our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.
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We are open to discussion about flexible working.
Cornwall Council are reviewing how we pay and reward our staff and reward items are subject to change from October. We will continue to keep you informed on any impacts that may apply to you as this progresses.For more information please visit Pay and Grading Review (Green Book Roles) – Cornwall Council