Opportunity North East (ONE) is the private sector’s response to the long-term economic challenges facing North East Scotland. ONE is industry-led, privately funded, region-specific and focuses on action to achieve growth and safeguard or create employment, which gives it a unique ability to add value to economic development activity in North East Scotland. With an initial investment commitment of £25 million over five years from the Wood Foundation, ONE catalyses partnership working and co-investment with the aim of leveraging match funding from the private and public sectors to deliver transformational projects in the key sectors of Oil & Gas, Food, Drink & Agriculture, Life Sciences, Tourism and Digital.
The Senior Development Manager will work with and support the Chief Executive in developing and delivering transformational projects and programmes. Working across a wide and varied remit, this is a critically important appointment that can make a real impact on the economic development of the region. Based in Aberdeen, this role will operate across the region and beyond, working with multiple stakeholders, local and national governments, and across the entire value and supply chain in the key sectors. The Senior Development Manager will be a key member of the ONE leadership team. The role will require the successful candidate to develop and implement an ambitious programme of activity that will deliver the Renaissance Vision.
ONE is looking for an individual with considerable experience of helping design strategy and translating it into action, a sound knowledge of economic and project development, and a track record of delivery within a private, public or consultancy environment. With a proven track record of turning strategy into action and developing project solutions, the successful candidate will have the ability to influence and build strong relationships with stakeholders at senior levels across the public and private sector.
If you would like to discuss this role in further detail, please contact Yvonne McPherson on + 44 (0)1224 218969.