We are Hiring

Locate East Sussex is looking for a ‘Location Research Manager’ to provide advice on commercial premises and sites to businesses, colleagues, sponsors and stakeholders, and provide market research on business prospects and commercial land supply issues.


The Let’s Do Business Group is one of the leading providers of business support across the South East providing business advice, funding and networking opportunities. The Locate East Sussex team help companies based in East Sussex to grow and to encourage companies outside the county to move here. They support start-ups and growing businesses in a variety of industries including creative and digital, food & drink, and manufacturing & engineering, with a focus on supporting businesses to adapt and innovate. Their aim is to make new, established, and growing businesses aware of the benefits of being based in East Sussex and help grow the local economy, help create jobs and show people what a great place it is to live and work.

The 'Location Research Manager' will work closely with the team, commercial developers, and stakeholders to advise and report on the commercial property market in East Sussex, establishing where the opportunities are for future economic growth.


If you’d like to work as part of a dedicated team helping to promote East Sussex as the perfect place for companies to grow, please take a look at the job description below and if you think it might be you, send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to info@ldbgroup.co.uk telling us why you’re suited to the role and what you think you’d bring to the team.


Job Title: Location Research Manager
Reporting to: Location Service Director
Hours: This role can be either on a part-time or full-time basis, or on a consultancy contract.
Salary: Negotiable 

Key responsibilities

  • Advise business clients looking for commercial premises to relocate to or start-up.
  • Advise businesses on location, type and tenure of commercial premises
  • Keep abreast of what is on the commercial property market to leasehold and freehold through contact with agents and property websites.
  • Track and report on commercial property price & availability for the Boroughs and Districts
  • Advise Boroughs and Districts of commercial property needs in the county based on searches by businesses and by building relationships with commercial agents.
  • Provision of a Quarterly report relating to commercial property activity
  • Provision of an annual East Sussex Commercial Property study
  • Advise developers and landowners of key contacts in the councils and sources of funding in relation to commercial property development.
  • Support the promotion of East Sussex as a business location through contacts with agents in the wider south-east region and London.
  • To support continual process and service improvement
  • To undertake such other tasks as considered appropriate by your Line Manager or Chief Executive
  • To act as a knowledgeable point of contact to colleagues and stakeholders on property issues.


Contact and Communication

  • With businesses and individuals looking to set-up or move within East Sussex.
  • With commercial agents dealing with property in East Sussex and its hinterland • With property developers and commercial property owners
  • With external partners, funders, and stakeholders
  • Other LDBG colleagues
  • Meeting prescribed targets
  • Ensuring clients receive a professional advice service in line with programmes
  • Adherence to ERDF evidence requirements and compliance
  • Data protection


Person specification

Education, training and qualifications



  • Educated to level 3/4 or equivalent or evidence of relevant work experience
  • Surveying experience/ qualification


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities



  • Ability to work independently, managing workload and prioritising tasks
  • Good communication skills, written and oral
  • A good knowledge of the commercial property market in the south east, preferably East Sussex





  • Experience of dealing with commercial property
  • Offering advice to, and understanding of the needs of businesses
  • Experience of working in the commercial property sector


The Locate East Sussex team help companies based in East Sussex to grow and to encourage companies outside the county to move here.

For support and advice on how to progress with your business goals get in touch and one of our team will contact you to discuss you needs.