Vanguard - Legacy

There is a cohesive plan in place and progress is underway to reinvent the future economy of North-east Scotland to ensure we become a renaissance region, not a museum to what was once Europe’s oil and gas capital.

The Regional Economic Strategy, City Region Deal, City Centre Masterplan, the sector diversification agenda - and over £5 billion of infrastructure projects are currently in the pipeline.

However it isn’t just the role of our local authorities and Opportunity North East to drive our economic development and shape the future of our area. If we are to achieve our ambition it will take a collective effort and is everyone’s responsibility to do their bit.

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce together with Shell UK are launching the Legacy phase of the Vanguard series. We are putting together a number of teams to compile business cases outlining what is required to achieve the desired outcomes on a range of economic development projects.

We have vacancies for people that want to step up and play a part.

People of all ages and seniority, from all sectors and backgrounds and with a range of skills and expertise are needed. From marketing, communications and creative to business development, finance, digital – and the rest.

Subjects may include but are not limited to: How we establish food & drink tourism as a regional USP; How we galvanise a new generation of independent retailers at the heart of our town centres; How we ensure we’d be successful in a future Capital of Culture Bid and how we re-invent Union Street as a shining, vibrant mile we are all proud of.

Regardless of sector or specialism, the successful candidates will possess the following attributes:

  • Doers, not just takers
  • Disruptors
  • Great communicators
  • Well networked and with the ability to positively influence
  • Unwilling to take ‘no’ or ‘can’t’ for an answer
  • A real passion for the region

These positions are unpaid but promise great ‘job’ satisfaction and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to create an amazing legacy for future generations.

Playing your part will provide a great career development opportunity. You will get to meet and work with new like-minded people and also receive invitations to Vanguard events throughout the year, as well as the opportunity to hear from inspiring leaders in this space.

Please enlist today by completing the online form: