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Project Officer – Commercial & Income Generation
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/214872/29503
  • Published: Tue 20/12/2022, 12:25 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 29/01/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £36,282 - £40,146 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Woking

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Project Officer – Commercial & Income Generation

This role has a starting salary of £36,282 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.

This role is a 12 month Fixed Term Contract/ Secondment opportunity.

Are you commercially minded and experienced in digital engagement? Are you ready to work together with young people to support the development of an exciting, innovative traded service offer?

Within the Children, Families and Lifelong Learning directorate there are a number of teams delivering high quality training to staff and partners in order to improve outcomes for children, young people and families. We are really proud of our full training offer, which is organised by the Surrey Children’s Services Academy (SCSA). Several courses are delivered by our User Voice and Participation team, who run an extensive range of award-winning training that puts adults in the shoes of young people.

We now want to build on this success, developing a business plan which enables us to work with an increasing number of external organisations. We are ambitious in our desire to develop and grow this offer further, and this is where you come in…

As Commercial Development Officer, you will support the Commercial Development Manager in creating sustainable, externally facing training packages which seek to maximise income generation in order to improve outcomes for children and families.

You will bring both creativity and a commercial mindset as you work with colleagues and with young people to design our training offer, as well as developing and managing a digital engagement plan to market the offer and onboard new clients.

You will have strong communication skills enabling you to act as an effective point of contact for new clients, maintaining relationships and providing offers that meet their needs.

This unique role will also require a good level of self-sufficiency and organisational skills to prioritise and manage workload, set targets and report on progress.

Although this is a 12-month fixed term contract, there is a possibility that this may be extended depending on the viability of the business model and the specific roles required to support its successful rollout.

To be considered for shortlisting for this position, your application will clearly evidence:

  • Digital engagement or digital marketing experience.
  • Strong communication and engagement skills with a range of stakeholders, ideally including work with young people.
  • Ability to organise and manage programmes of work with multiple stakeholders using your own initiative.
  • Proven ability to interpret and analyse information and formulate reports and recommendations.

We look forward to hearing from you if you have the skills, passion and ambition that matches this role.

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Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on the 29th of January 2023.

Interviews will be held in the week beginning the 6th of February 2023.

This is a 12-month fixed term contract/ secondment opportunity.

An Enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) may be requested prior to starting this role.

Occasional travel may also be required.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Sam Reynolds, Head of Customer Engagement and System Development by e-mail at

We look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the apply online button below to.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.