Recruiting two posts for Inclusive economy – Deadline for applications 14th August

Do you want to be part of an exciting new team focussed on making our economy in Calderdale more inclusive?

2024 is an important year for Calderdale. It’s the year that marks our 50th anniversary and will be a time to celebrate and reflect on what’s been achieved over the last half century. We are using it as an opportunity to develop a vision for the future without partners.  Vision 2024 sets out our collective aspirations for the borough. We have a compelling story to tell about Calderdale; its distinctiveness, kindness, resilience, talent and enterprise.  To find out more about our vision see our website

Our Inclusive Economy Strategy is a key part of our partnership approach to delivering these aspirations and meeting the challenges of the 21st Century. As a Council we have set ourselves the ambition to be the Small Business Capital in the North.  But we need to do more than this for local people.

This means helping ensure that everyone shares in the benefits of growth, whether this is helping a young person thinking about their future career, someone struggling to find work or needing to re-train, a budding entrepreneur with an enterprising idea, or making sure we take social value seriously when we make investment decisions. Most importantly it’s about working with local people to make sure that what we do is actually going to deliver outcomes that we all want and create an economy that benefits everyone.

There are four roles in our new inclusive economy team. These roles will be partly focussed on delivering a pilot project based in Halifax working across the Park and Warley communities.

The team will work with local people and partners to develop projects on the ground to get local people the right support into work, set up a new business or other initiatives to increase the economic resilience and aspirations of the community.  The team will also drive strategic work to develop our approach and plan for an inclusive economy both within the Council and across Calderdale with our wider partnership including the voluntary, community and business sectors.

We are therefore looking for people with a passion for improving things for local communities that want to get things done on the ground and influence change with decision makers on behalf of communities.

Enterprise Advisor (Inclusive Economy) – Post Ref: RS013

Salary: SO1 – 2, £26,999 to £31,371 per annum, 37 hours per week

Fixed term for 2 years (secondments considered)

This role will take the lead on the enterprise strand of the activity within the wider Inclusive Economy project based primarily in Park and Warley , this will include:

  • Delivering a package of support to help local people set up businesses or local enterprises.
  • Identify and support key areas for business growth and try and influence individuals to use this information to establish worthwhile and sustainable enterprises. In particular the role will be closely working with the Leeds City Region Ad-venture programme to link in the start up support and available grants.
  • Work with procurement and other colleagues to identify gaps in supply chains for services where local businesses could be developed.

You will have a sound understanding of employment, recruitment and the needs of local businesses, including a track record of helping businesses to establish themselves and grow. You will be an experienced negotiator with great communication skills and a commitment to getting the best outcome for people whatever their background.

You will ideally have a Level 4 qualification in providing  Information, Advice and Guidance.  Experience of working in a wide range of working environments with a variety of partners. You will be keen to learn and use your skills to work within a wider team to deliver a more inclusive economy.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Heather Campbell-Firth (Business & Skills Delivery Manager) at

To apply:

Social Value Improvement Officer – Post Ref: RS014

Salary: SO1 – 2, £26,999 to £31,371 per annum, 37 hours per week

Fixed term for 2 years (secondments considered)

This role will lead on developing Social Value policy and practice as part of the Inclusive Economy programme. You will focus on helping Council services, our suppliers and providers to integrate Social Value into procurement activity to improve the local economy, provide opportunities for skills and employment, help our communities by improving life opportunities and environments and share our learning with our key anchor organisations across the Borough.

This role will be based with the Inclusive Economy team but would also be expected to work alongside the Procurement Unit to develop our corporate approach to Social Value.
You will have a good understanding of procurement, processes and practices, particularly how this works within public sector. More importantly you will have a passion for ensuring that the way public sector invests its funds has the maximum social benefit for the wider community and the local economy.  You will have strong communication skills and be confident working with a range of partners.  You will be keen to learn and use your skills to work within a  wider team to deliver a more inclusive economy.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Deborah Gaunt (Corporate Procurement Officer) at

To apply:


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. Applicants to posts that are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act will require a DBS (formerly CRB) from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed.


Closing Date: Wednesday 14th August 2019