Thursday, 22 March 2012

New Tourism Manager's Position for Ayrshire and Arran

Ayrshire's councils recently committed themselves to the creation of a new tourism strategy across the three administrations. The following job description was published this week - there's some nice salaries kicking about Scottish tourism just now for sure... up to £53,000 for this one and slightly more for Scottish Tourism Alliance Chief Executive.

Job Description - Ayrshire & Arran Tourism Manager

Ayrshire & Arran Tourism Manager – 3 year temporary contract.

Situated on the beautiful Clyde Coast, Ayrshire & Arran is home to Scotland’s national Bard, three Open Golf Championship courses and world class sailing. It is also home to some of the most prestigious heritage and visitor attractions that Scotland has to offer including Dumfries House, Brodick Castle and Culzean Castle. Around 3.50 million tourists visit the area and the new Ayrshire & Arran Tourism Team will deliver, on behalf of the three Ayrshire Councils and the industry-led Tourism Leadership group, a step change in growth in Tourism within Ayrshire & Arran.

We’ve taken a long hard look at our work in tourism and come up with a strategy to attract more visitors who stay longer, spend more and support more jobs. We need you to help us deliver it. This is a new post, on an initial three year contract, and it is a superb opportunity to make your mark in tourism.

It’s your positive attitude and approach that will set you apart. You’ll have a proven track record of high achievement. Just as important are your drive, passion, enthusiasm and determination to deliver for the tourism industry and the wider community of Ayrshire and Arran. 

Job Purpose

To achieve the targets set within the Ayrshire and Arran Tourism Strategy 2012-2017 by:
  • providing energetic, enthusiastic, can-do leadership at an operational level to the tourism sector in Ayrshire & Arran in order to encourage development work that will bring more visitors and spend to the region
  • working with the three Ayrshire Councils to ensure their support for Tourism is aligned to the strategy.
Closing date is Monday 2 April 2012

Additional Information:

Assessment Centre and Interviews will be held on Thursday 19 April 2012.

For an informal discussion please contact Lesley Bloomer, Executive Director, Development and Environment at South Ayrshire Council on 01292 612182

To view a copy of the Tourism Strategy please click on the following link: http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/documents/sac_tourism_strat.pdf

Please click on the option to download additional information on this vacancy to access the Job Description. Extra information: The Grade of this post is Grade 5 / Level 16, the hourly rate is from £28.19 to £29.05 and the annual salary is from £51,447 to £53,016.

Job Reference: SOA001837

Closing Date: 02-Apr-2012
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