Associate- Economic Development- Manchester

  • Job Reference: BBBH8749
  • Date Posted: 2 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Beach Baker
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £50,000 to £60,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: plus car allowance and benefits
  • Sector: General Practice, Environmental
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Amelia Messenger

Job Description

New Associate Career- National role in Economic Development


£55,000- £60,000 plus benefits

My client is a top 3 global multi-disciplinary real estate business, employing over 50,000 people worldwide. Within the UK, this company have a national Development & Strategic Advisory service line with an established and expanding Economic Development & Appraisal (EDA) team.

The focus of this role is promoting sustainable local economic growth and development, combining core skills in property with wider economic development and place economics across all sectors. Reporting directly to the Partner and leading this area of work nationally, with a team to support delivery. The EDA team advises public and private sector clients nationally and is a market leader in the development and appraisal of HM Treasury business cases, informing public sector investment decisions. Our services include funding strategies, impact assessment, evaluation, project feasibility, sector-based demand assessments, business/investment planning, and economic growth and place-based strategy.

We are heavily involved in initiatives such as the Levelling Up Fund, Towns Fund, Enterprise/Investment Zones, the devolution agenda, and national housing delivery work. We are seeing new opportunities in innovation-led growth, sustainability/clean technologies, and town centre repurposing and require additional capacity and skills to capitalize on these fully.

What we need from you:

  • A genuine passion for Economic Development to support this strategic growth opportunity.
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience working in Economic Development, ideally within a consultancy environment.
  • A committed individual with a genuine interest in the field. An understanding of land and property schemes is required, but an RICS qualification is not essential.
  • Some form of economics or economic development background and, above all, are looking for an individual with a passion and motivation to develop themselves and our business within this area.


  • Identifying and capitalizing on new Economic Development fee-bearing opportunities and initiatives in identified growth areas.
  • Project managing the delivery of commissions with direct client interface and managing your own client relationships.
  • Supporting efforts to raise the external profile of our EDA offer.
  • Supporting the learning and development of more junior team colleagues.
  • Undertaking technical economic analysis and modeling (e.g., cost-benefit appraisal, economic impact assessment).
  • Working within internal and external multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Delivering high-quality reports and presentation-based outputs to clients.
  • Contributing to wider business initiatives and thought leadership agendas such as our Future Cities initiative.

Your application will be dealt with in the strictest confidence by Amelia Messenger. Please contact Amelia directly on 07586 673981 or alternatively send your CV (at this stage do not worry if it's not up-to-date) directly to, and for many more property jobs please visit our website