Delivering the economic vision for Cornwall

Jobs within the Cornwall Development Company

Cornwall Development Company is committed to promoting equality of opportunity in employment and valuing diversity. Our latest job opportunities are advertised in the local and occasionally national media.  They are also posted on the internet. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

You can also find out about both the temporary and permanent placements which are available through Jobline Staffing.

Please see below for details of current vacancies with Cornwall Development Company. The forms that you will need in order to apply are found at the bottom of this page.

Invest In Cornwall

Invest in Cornwall are excited to announce that we’re looking for a talented Business Engagement Manager to join our team. As the Inward Investment function of theCornwall Development Company, we’re a forward-thinking project, dedicated to providing the best support, knowledge and expertise that’s needed for businesses to make the decision to locate their business in Cornwall.

Our team offer tailored support dependent on individual needs; ranging from introductions to like-minded peers, all the way through to help in finding the right premises. Our bespoke support packages help burgeoning businesses make the most of their move to the dynamic region of Cornwall.

Invest in Cornwall is a project funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cornwall Council, hosted by Cornwall Development Company.

Business Engagement Manager

Starting salary £34,148 per annum

Based in Pool, Cornwall

Fixed term to 30 September 2018

37  hours per week

As a Business Engagement Manager, you would be expected to represent and promote Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly as the flourishing business destination that they are to potential inward investors. With an understanding of the global market and economic trends, you’d not only be responsible for developing and managing new and existing investors, businesses and relevant Department for International Trade (DIT) personnel, but you’d need to show an awareness of national developments regarding inward investment and in turn, help develop effective marketing plans.

Along with being a region renowned for its beautiful beaches and inspiring landscapes, underneath its’ picturesque exterior belies the tech industry revolution, propelled by ambitious, visionary businesses and supreme connectivity. Not only will this role include global travel, but you’ll have the chance to meet innovative businesses that strive to make a difference around the world, and you’ll be collaborating with a close team of vibrant, highly motivated and passionate people, in one of the most beautiful locations in the UK.

Educated to degree level and having a strong interest and understanding of Creativetech and Healthtech smart specialisation sectors, you’ll need to show a strong knowledge of inward investment drivers, as well as current business issues. We’re looking for someone who’s experienced in developing B2B brand marketing strategies, and can demonstrate a successful track record of client management. Our new team member should also have excellent communication, report writing and presentation skills, as well as enhanced networking and problem solving abilities.

Job description: Business Engagement Manager

Closing date:  Sunday 27 August (before midnight)

Please submit your completed application using the forms at the bottom of this page to:

Nikki Thompson, Invest in Cornwall Administrator, at or post them to Invest in Cornwall, The Old Dry, South Wheal Crofty, Station Road, Pool, Redruth, TR15 3QG, ensuring that they arrive before the deadline.


Do you have the skills to help local business and community groups access EU funding, enabling them to grow and flourish? 

The West Cornwall and South & East Cornwall Local Action Groups are each looking to appoint a Project Co-ordinator to help deliver the remaining funds in the LEADER programme, which has been allocated to them by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the European Union.

2x LEADER Project Co-ordinators 

South and East Cornwall 
24 hours per week (0.65 FTE)
Fixed term until March 2019
Starting £17,402 pa (FTE £26,828)

West Cornwall 
21 hours per week (0.57 FTE)
Fixed term for 12 months
Starting £15,227 pa (FTE £26,828)
The post holders will proactively stimulate and support the development by local businesses and groups of eligible projects which contribute towards the overall Local Development Strategy for the area, leading to economic growth and prosperity. 
The posts will be employed by Cornwall Development Company and we will be flexible in considering all options for filling the positions (e.g. one individual covering both areas, flexible working, secondments and job-sharing). 
More details on LEADER can be found at 
Job description:  LEADER Project Coordinator
Closing date:   noon, Thursday 31st August
Interviews to be held:  Monday 11 September
If you wish to discuss any aspect of the role please contact Catherine Roberts, Programmes Manager on 01872 324648. 

Please submit your completed application using the forms at the bottom of this page to:

Catherine Roberts, Programmes Manager, at or post them to Cat Roberts, Programme & Fund Services, Cornwall Development Company, Bickford House, South Wheal Crofty, Station Road, Pool, Redruth, TR15 3QG, ensuring that they arrive before the deadline.



Cornwall Development Company wishes to appoint an experienced Project/Programme Manager to work on a wide range of exciting economic development projects in Cornwall. Experience in property, development, regeneration and/or civil engineering projects may be helpful, but not essential, as we are looking for candidates who can demonstrate strength & depth in their core project management skills.

Project / Programme Manager

Salary £43,899 - £48,780 per annum

37 hours per week

Based in Pool, Redruth

Initial fixed term contract to 30 September 2018 (Potentially leading to a longer term position)

Working within the Development Services section of the Company, the post holder will be responsible for:

  • All aspects of project/programme planning and management to ensure the successful delivery of assigned projects
  • Managing complex project/programme funding packages
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring performance and risk measures
  • Undertaking project-related and market research
  • Representing CDC at operational and political levels
  • Establishing effective relationships with public/private organisations

The role is initially offered for a period of 1 year based on existing/known project requirements, but may potentially be extended by agreement over a longer term as there is an expectation that other contracts/commissions will be identified.

Job description: Project / Programme Manager

Deadline for applications:  noon, Friday 8th September 2017

Interviews will be held: w/c 18th September 2017 

Please submit your completed application using the forms at the bottom of this page to:

Gareth Beer, Head of Development, at or post them to Gareth Beer, Head of Develoment, Cornwall Development Company, Tyncroft House, South Wheal Crofty, Station Road, Pool, Redruth, TR15 3QG, ensuring that they arrive before the deadline.


You will need the following documents to apply 

  1. Application form part 1
  2. Application form part 2
  3. Equal Opportunities Monitoring form
  4. Guidance notes
  5. Equality of Opportunity Policy
  6. Disability Policy Statement
  7. CDC Values and Behaviours
Completed application forms parts 1 and 2, and an the optional Equal Opportunities Monitoring form, should be returned to the named contact for the given vacancy before the stated deadline. 

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