Economic Adviser Innovation (FIF13091)

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Interview Date: Thursday 4 April 2019 Based within Fife Council’s Economic Development Team, the post holder will support the Service Manager and Lead Officer in building industry awareness regarding business innovation. The post holder will lead on employer engagement and raising awareness regarding the introduction of Industry 4.0 and its adoption and implementation by Fife businesses, jointly with Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) and other partner agencies. The post holder will also direct client referrals to business advisers within Business Gateway, Scottish Enterprise and SMAS for advice regarding product and process improvements. The post holder will work with higher education colleagues to stimulate knowledge transfer and open innovation between businesses and academic experts.        The job pack for this vacancy is attached at the bottom of the page. It provides more detailed information about the job and the type of person we are looking for. Please make sure you refer to the Economic Adviser: Business Innovation section and ignore the section on Economic Adviser: Investment. All employees are expected to display and promote certain behaviours in the workplace.  Our ‘How We Work Matters’ behaviour framework contains more information and is available via this link. Before applying, it is important that you read the ‘Candidate Information’ by clicking on this link. The main Terms and Conditions and employment are available via the same link. Requirements  To promote the creation of a culture of innovation within Fife’s business community. To do this, the post holder will liaise with stakeholders, key local and national partners to build industry awareness and promote the adoption and implementation by Fife businesses to increase efficiency and productivity. The post holder will also support other economic and business development initiatives undertaken by the Economic development team on a Fife wide basis as required and to contribute to the overall objectives of Fife Economy Strategy. Please see role profile, task or responsibility section for a more extensive list of expected tasks and responsibilities.  The Individual  The successful candidate will be educated to SCQF level 9, which includes a Degree or SVQ level 4 or equivalent. Full membership of related professional body such as IED, RTPI, RCIS, RIAS or CIM is required. Please see role profile, person specification for full list of essential and desirable skills, knowledge, qualifications and experience.   For further information, please click here or contact: George Sneddon, Service Manager, Economic Development,  03451 55 55 55 Ext 492181