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Jobs in Economic Growth

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“As a Council, we are passionate and dedicated to delivering economic prosperity in this region. It is for this reason that we are investing in & expanding our Economic Growth & Inward Investment Service to achieve our ambitious priorities for West Northamptonshire. We have created a new structure with roles that will be experts in their fields and will be empowered to drive specific agendas relating to inward investment, business growth, tourism, place-marketing and more.

We invite experienced and passionate individuals to join this team as we develop strategies and build processes that will achieve exemplar results and realise the potential of this area.”
Louise Seymour, Assistant Director Place Shaping (Communities and Opportunities)


West Northamptonshire Council is an inspiring place to work! Combining grand ambitions for delivering exciting initiatives and projects with an employer that is dedicated to workplace wellbeing and continuous professional development. 

West Northamptonshire is home to over 21,000 businesses and over 425,000 residents. Our economy (GVA) was valued at £11.5bn in 2022, supporting 215,000 jobs locally. 

The role of our Economic Growth and Inward Investment Service combines numerous areas, skills and experiences to deliver economic development that benefits everyone within West Northamptonshire. 

This means increased life chances, better quality jobs and more visitors, investors, and employers coming to this area. 

Our approach

Our approach is to work collaboratively with all the internal services at West Northamptonshire Council. 

In addition to this, we work with our external partner organisations, delivering incredible things that make West Northamptonshire the destination of choice for all.

This includes direct engagement with our many and varied businesses, employers and partners. It also involves attending and organising events and campaigns across the year which support economic growth. 

We participate not only in our own strategy development, but also keep strategies across the council which impact on the economic growth of West Northamptonshire.

About our team

We are a proactive team, dedicated to working collaboratively with colleagues and partners. This means establishing a high-profile reputation that highlights West Northamptonshire as a place where everyone can thrive. 

We aim to be:

  • capitalising on our robust heritage offer, and vast number of attractions and reasons to visit the area time and time again
  • securing funding to deliver economic initiatives to enhance the lives of all within West Northamptonshire

We are also currently leading on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and the Rural England Prosperity Fund, totalling over £6.7m of investment into the community. This includes supporting businesses and developing people and skills.


Vacancies will appear here when available.

We are thrilled to be expanding our service and recruiting for these exciting opportunities to inform the future of our service, our strategy and the West Northamptonshire economy.

Contact us

If you would like to have an informal chat about the roles, contact Vicky Hlomuka, Head of Economic Growth and Inward Investment, at [email protected]

Last updated 02 April 2024