Economic Development Project Officer (Community and Regeneration)

Job Information

Salary: £28,800 - £31,998 p.a (pro rata, actual salary £17,513 - £19,458 p.a) plus car allowance

Contract Type: Temporary for 1 year / Part-time (22.5 hours p/w)

Hours: 22.5 hours per week

Location: Hailsham, East Sussex (home and office working)


Wealden District Council is committed to playing an active role in developing a vibrant local economy and supporting the local community. In response to the events of the last year, we are now looking for someone to work as part of the Community and Regeneration Team taking a strategic lead on the delivery of the council’s approach to economic development including economic recovery linked to COVID 19, whilst providing support to the implementation of the Team East Sussex Economic Recovery Plan. You will act as the Council’s principal advisor in developing and implementing its approach to economic development to include project delivery, employment sites, external funding and town centres.

You will also be required to contribute to the development of the agreed community and regeneration service plan covering the agendas of economic development, tourism, leisure, health, community and the voluntary sector.

Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline with previous experience in a similar role, you will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a good level of IT skills.

Wealden is a high performing council and the area is a very attractive environment in which to live and work. The Council is committed to sensitively managed growth to ensure we remain one of the top ten places in the country to prosper.

We offer an excellent package, including competitive salary, career average salary pension scheme, an employee benefit scheme offering a range of discounts and salary sacrifice schemes, flexitime and discounted leisure centre membership.

This is a temporary post for one year to help deal with the immediate impact of the Covid 19 outbreak. It is a part time post for 22.5 days per week, preferably worked Wednesday to Friday but this can be flexible. Whilst we are all working at home at present you would be required to work in the office some of the time once we have fully re-opened.

Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment. We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities and all applications will be treated on merit.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the majority of our staff are continuing to work from home at present. Therefore, if you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact us via email where possible at

Job Description

Closing Date: 02/07/2021

Interview Date: 19/07/2021

Post Number: J6008