Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Chief Executive Position for new Tourism Alliance

The following is the job description found on the Scottish Tourism Forum website for the post of Chief Executive of the new Scottish Tourism Alliance (sic).

(See other brief article on letter on STF membership subscriptions renewal.)

Shame I've annoyed equal amounts of both the public and private sector over the past fifteen years - sounds quite nice little number and I'm sure includes a ticket to the premiere of Brave too!

The Place:
The Scottish Tourism Alliance formerly known as STForum (www.stforum.co.uk) is an umbrella organisation which provides a strong and cohesive voice representing the private tourism sector, as a single parliamentary body on the direction, growth and economic importance to a £4.2billion tourism industry which employs over 200,000 in 20,000 businesses throughout Scotland.

The Job:
Reporting to a private sector board and council, the Chief Executive will be fully responsible for the commercial growth and development of the Alliance’s revenue streams which currently comprise of private industry membership, industry patrons and suppliers as well as the highly acclaimed “Scottish Tourism Week.” As Chief Executive you will be supported by a small full time team, with the back up and support of both the board and the council, comprising numerous high profile industry players. As Chief Executive you will be expected to attend and represent the “Alliance’s” interests in all tourism events which are deemed to be influential to the commercial development of the “Alliance” throughout 2012.

The Person:
Applying candidates are thought to come from a Hospitality, Travel or Tourism background, however, at this initial stage the board and council will not rule out individuals who can clearly demonstrate relevant knowledge and skills as to why their applications should be considered for this high profile post. Applying candidates must be able to demonstrate; that they are highly capable operators who can politically influence and negotiate their way around senior decision makers, be able to understand the commercial and financial requirements required within this appointment and be able to implement processes and procedures through action and results which will immediately have a financial impact and return into the business. As Chief Executive you will be a confident and capable networker, someone who can be accepted as a knowledgeable and creditable ambassador who can be accepted at all influencing levels both within the private and public sectors. As Chief Executive you will be expected to have a highly visible profile throughout 2012 which will raise your standing in the “Alliance”, as well as overall raising the Scottish Tourism Alliance’s mission, vision and values within the Scottish Tourism sector.

The Rewards:
Our client is looking at a starting salary circa £60,000, dependant on experience. Other benefits include mobile phone and laptop.
Xpress Recruitment has been appointed the ‘Retained Search and Selection’ partner to manage the process in sourcing and appointing a new Chief Executive Officer to head up the newly created Scottish Tourism Alliance, formerly known as the Scottish Tourism Forum (STF). Any direct or 3rd party approaches regarding this publicly advertised position, will be passed directly to our retained consultant Paul J Wilson – paul@xpressrecruitment.com or to call Xpress Recruitment on 0131 440 1960.
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