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Deadline for applications: 4th July 2022

Management Grouping: Place
Team: Bexley for Business & Employment
Location: Bexleyheath Civic Offices (main location)
Salary: £35,271 - £41,502 per annum
Contract: Permanent / 36 hours per week
Closing Date: 04 July 2022
Job reference: PL00000391

Do you have what it takes to help improve our town centres and support local businesses using your organisational and people skills?

We are currently seeking an outgoing and organised team player who will enjoy working in a busy professional environment, with duties including:

  • Acting as the key outreach person for the team – building strong relationships with partner organisations such as Business Improvement Districts and other business-led groups

  • Working with groups of businesses and other stakeholders to develop and grow strong town centre partnerships, and assisting existing partnerships to deliver positive change in their locations

  • Contributing to the refresh of a Town Centres Strategy and action plan for Bexley – consulting with town centre business groups and other stakeholders

  • Supporting the development of an inward investment programme for the borough, focussing particularly on attracting new businesses to town centres

The successful candidate will:

  • Be educated to A level or equivalent

  • Ideally have a good understanding of local government structures and political processes

  • Have a proven ability to create and forge strong community relationships

  • Be confident in communicating with business owners and other stakeholders, and able to deal with difficult situations in a diplomatic manner

  • Have an ability to think innovatively and creatively to solve problems and overcome challenges, with minimal supervision

  • Have excellent organisational skills with the ability to work to tight deadlines and contribute to a variety of projects simultaneously

  • Understand and use both documentary and statistical data, extract relevant information, draw conclusions, evaluate options and make appropriate recommendations

What we offer:

  • Relocation Package up to £8,000

  • Local Government Pension Scheme

  • 25 days Annual Leave (rising to 28 after 5 years’ service) plus Bank Holiday Entitlement

  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme

  • Flexible working including use of 3 different office sites and home working options

  • MyChoice Staff Benefit Scheme – Includes Cycle to Work Scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes.

View more about our employment deal here.

About us:

Bexley is an outer London Borough with the best of both worlds, located between the hustle and bustle of London and the Garden of England, Kent. Within the borough we have award winning parks, open spaces and listed heritage sites.

The Bexley for Business and Employment (BBE) team, part of the Council’s Place Directorate, are focussed on enhancing economic well-being and growth for the residents and businesses of the borough.  We operate high-quality business and employability services that are responsive and flexible to the changing needs of our businesses and residents.  

The team has four main areas of focus:

  • Supporting skills and employment for residents;

  • Supporting employers to recruit the right staff; 

  • Supporting town centres and local enterprises;

  • Supporting economic development across Bexley. 

The Town Centres Manager post will be expected to work with colleagues across the wider BBE team but will have a focus on the last two outcomes.

For further information or an informal chat please contact Martin Pinnell on 020 045 5549 or e-mail

Your Application:

  • Closing Date for your application: 04/07/2022

  • CVs will not be accepted unless they are submitted with a completed application form.

  • Anticipated Interview date: week commencing 11/07/2022

Click here for the full Job Description.

This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English Language Requirement for Public Sector Workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/Person Specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.

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