Design and Tech Quarter Manager

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 39432 - £ 447784 / Year
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Public Sector and Government
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Public Sector - Public Sector

Our public sector client are seeking a Design and Tech Quarter Manager

Salary £39432 - £47784

3-6 months (temp - perm)

Inside IR35

The Economic Development Office in Richmond and Wandsworth is currently recruiting for a Design and Tech Quarter Manager focused on sectors and innovation.

The Role

The primary purpose of this position is to develop targeted business growth initiatives in Wandsworth to support sector/cluster initiatives and business innovation, working with key partners such as Universities. A key focus of the role is to oversee the development of the Battersea Design and Technology Quarter initiative and be the Wandsworth lead officer for the Stride Partnership.

The Design and Tech Quarter Manager will take forward the development of the Battersea Design and Technology Quarter proposition with local and sector stakeholders and develop the Partnership Board to take this forward as well as working with Council teams to deliver a three-year action plan to include the development of new workspace, public realm, and associated infrastructure improvements.

The post holder will also work closely with partners and delivery bodies to identify and develop services and products that can be made available to growth orientated businesses in the borough and work with other EDO teams and staff to develop sector- based strategies, plans and activities in priority sectors.

About you

You will be an ambitious self-starter, ready to take on the challenge of joining a successful Enterprise and Business Growth team. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of innovation and high growth support services for early stage and growing businesses; a knowledge of place-based sector and cluster growth development and the innovation district concept. You will also need experience of developing partnerships and projects involving business, universities, and public sector organisations; of working with small businesses and entrepreneurs; and developing project or place-based brands, concepts, and strategies for their execution.

This is an exciting time to join the Enterprise and Business Growth Team, as the borough recovers from the pandemic and faces challenging economic conditions, when the need to support local businesses has never been greater

Richmond and Wandsworth

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you'd like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments.

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