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Jobs in Economic Development

Economic Development professionals can find themselves working in either the Public, Private or Third sector.

Many local authorises across the United Kingdom have Economic Development teams. These teams work across a range of areas including inward investment support, town centre regeneration and economic inclusion.

Private sector consultants (including those listed within EDCD) provide specialist expertise – often to public sector bodies. There is no central location for all Economic Development jobs across the United Kingdom. However, the websites below contain are a range of jobs.


United Kingdom


Jobsgopublic is a private website advertising Public Sector jobs across the UK.


LGjobs.com is a vacancy website run by Jobsgopublic.


Guardian Jobs

Listed a wide range of jobs, including several within economic development.



Scottish Enterprise

Scotland’s economic development agency. Focusing on identifying and exploiting the opportunities for economic growth. Scottish Development International vacancies are also listed here.


Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Highlands and Islands Enterprise is the Scottish Government's economic and community development agency for a diverse region which covers more than half of Scotland.

Scottish Local Authorities

Scotland has 32 local authorities (Council’s). Many local authorities have economic development teams as well as Planning departments. All jobs within Scotland’s local authorities are now listed on one website – MyJobScotland.