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Job Vacancy - Cluster Development Manager

We have a unique opportunity for a Cluster Development Manager to join the team in Business Durham for a period of 12 months (this may be extended should further funding be achieved).


Space North East England Team in Belfast

We have a unique opportunity for a Cluster Development Manager to join the team in Business Durham for a period of 12 months (this may be extended should further funding be achieved).


Business Durham has been funded by the UK Space Agency to stimulate and grow the space and satellite applications cluster in the North East. This work builds on the momentum achieved by the North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence, led by Business Durham on behalf of the Satellite Applications Catapult since 2014.


This sector which consists of over 40 companies in the North East contributed £129m to the regional economy and employed just over 1300 employees in 2022.


WHAT IS INVOLVED?

The role of this post is to engage with the space community and key adjacent sectors including SMEs, large companies, academia and other stakeholders regionally and nationally with the aim of growing the sector in the North East.

The post will involve working with businesses to support their needs, connecting them for other support within the network, and identifying opportunities for collaboration. Other key elements of the role will also involve identifying key funding sources and supporting businesses with their applications, working with regional partners in building their capabilities and managing events and communications.


We encourage you to contact Elaine Scott, Satellite Applications Centre Manager via email at elaine.scott@durham.gov.uk to arrange an informal discussion about the role.


WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and/or be able to demonstrate extensive relevant experience.

You will have experience of engaging, developing and managing business relationships together with demonstrable experience on successfully delivering multiple-year, multi-partner projects.

The ability to build relations and establish trust with a proactive and positive approach to customer care is essential.

Please refer to the attached person specification for the full criteria.


HOW TO APPLY

In line with the County Council's Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Applications must be submitted on-line via the Northeast Jobs portal.

Please use the ‘Person Specification’ section of your application form to demonstrate that you have the essential and where possible, desirable experience, skills, and knowledge. Candidates who do not evidence that they meet the essential qualifications and experience listed on the person specification will not be short-listed.

INTERVIEWS

Interviews are scheduled to be held on Friday 19 April 2024.

We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants that can show they meet all the essential criteria and have indicated they have a disability, are a looked after young person, care leaver or a veteran.


If you have any support needs or require assistance when applying for this role, please contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team via email PESREG@durham.gov.uk or telephone 03000 264469 / 264798 / 264764


BENEFITS AND REWARDS

We can offer you a range of employee benefits including competitive salaries, a generous leave entitlement of up to 32 days, a government pension scheme and various flexible and hybrid working options (benefits are subject to individual Terms and Conditions).

If you would like to know more, please follow this link: https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/26895/Rewards-and-benefits


HYBRID WORKING

Durham County Council currently operates a hybrid working policy where a model of 2 days in the workplace and 3 days at home/remote will apply. This model is pro-rated for part time roles and arrangements are at managers discretion, alternatively you can work all of your contracted hours within the workplace if you prefer.


EQUALITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION

We are a proud equal opportunities employer and recognise the value of difference, having a diverse talented workforce brings new ideas and new perspectives, which will facilitate growth and improvements to services.

As a Disability Confident Leader, we encourage applications from disabled people and can provide support throughout the recruitment process, for more information please refer to the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion page on our website.


PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION REGARDING YOUR APPLICATION FOR THIS POST WILL BE SENT TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU HAVE REGISTERED WITH NORTH EAST JOBS, INCLUDING YOUR INVITE TO INTERVIEW IF YOU ARE SHORTLISTED. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL AFTER THE CLOSING DATE FOR NOTIFICATION FROM DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK AS YOU WILL NOT BE NOTIFIED BY ANY OTHER MEANS. PLEASE ENSURE YOU CHECK YOUR JUNK MAIL.


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