Northumberland County Council Careers

Economic Advisor


About the role

Morpeth, NE61 2EF
Full time – 37 hours per week
£35,411 – £39,493 (Band 8)

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.


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The Service.

The Economy and Regeneration Service has a new opportunity in the key role of Economic Advisor with specialism in employability as part of the Strategic Transport and Employability Team at a critical time for the labour market in Northumberland.


This post was developed in response to new opportunities presented in the context of the North of Tyne Inclusive Economy and Employability Strategy and Partnerships, devolution to the North of Tyne Area of the Adult Education Budget, UK Shared Prosperity Fund and emerging employment and skills programmes. It will provide a key role in working with cross-sector employment support services in Northumberland to support economic recovery and inclusive growth in the context of a dynamic labour market.


The post will provide advice to the management team of the service and work across the Council to ensure the principles of economic inclusion are embedded in the work of the Council and our partner organisations. It will foster alignment and co-ordination of programmes and services to meet the economic growth needs of the labour market and ensure Northumberland residents benefit from the many exciting new investments in the county, supporting employer recruitment needs and participation of residents in employment support, in Northumberland and across the North of Tyne area.


The core purpose is development and implementation of strategic policy objectives of the Northumberland Economic Strategy, the Council’s Corporate Plan, and the North of Tyne Employability Strategy with regard to employability and skills development.


The role is offered on a three-year fixed term basis.

The Role.

Economy and Regeneration is part of the Regeneration, Economy and Commercial Directorate of the Council delivering the Council’s priority of Economic Growth. This includes influencing national and regional policy and driving delivery and management of a range of regeneration and economic growth projects, and acquisition and management of external funding, including Borderlands Growth Deal, North of Tyne Combined Authority Investment Funding and Central Government Initiatives.


The Employability and Inclusion Team sets the strategic direction for employability and inclusion support services delivered in Northumberland. The team works in cross-sector partnerships to deliver the Northumberland Economic Strategy and North of Tyne Employability Strategy, with the aim of boosting the number of residents in Good Work and delivering a stronger and more Inclusive Economy.

We are offering.

· A starting salary of £35,411 – £39,493 (Band 8) depending on experience
· Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
· A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
· Flexible working arrangements
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Further information.

Please note that this is a full time position but applications on a secondment or part time basis would be considered for the right applicant. For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please check the Northumberland Council Website.


We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please also let the team know.

We want to ensure that all employees, future employees and applicants are treated equally regardless of age, gender, marital or civil partnership status, colour, ethnic or national origin, culture, religious belief, philosophical belief, political opinion, disability, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation. If you require any additional support or adjustments to help you make an application, please contact us at

Ready to apply?


Step 1:

Apply using the link below


Step 2:

We’ll contact you for a phone interview


Step 3:

We’ll carry out a face to face interview


Step 4:

We'll let you know if you've been successful or not within 7 days!

Economic Advisor