Job Term: Permanent
Appointment Type: Full time
Days of work: Monday - Friday
Hours per week: 37 hours per week
Service Area: Culture and Customer Services
Place of Work: County Hall, Beverley
About the role
We are excited to be able to offer a brand new role within Culture and Customer Services.
The role of Destination Group Manager will be specifically responsible for strategic management and leadership of Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Bridlington Spa, South Cliff Holiday Park, Bridlington Park and Ride, Countryside Access, Coastal Services, Retail, Catering, Events and Conferences, business development and liaison with marketing teams supporting the whole of Culture and Customer Services.
Your role will be to add to the visitor experience, by developing and maximising the potential of our range of popular attractions and facilities in the area. You will also look after the catering function across all our venues and support the whole of the service in maximising commercial opportunities.
This is a new and pivotal role in destination management, working for a council which is still able to prioritise investment in culture and tourism and wants to enhance and build upon the reputation of the East Riding as a first choice tourist destination.
We are seeking an individual with extensive senior management and leadership experience and in particular experience of strategic planning of services and working towards defined objectives. Managing budgets, major projects and partnership working is extremely important as is an understanding of the relevant service areas.
The successful candidate should possess strong leadership, influencing, negotiation, mediation and advocacy skills and must be a skilled and persuasive communicator and collaborative working and effective networking is essential.
How to apply
Please submit a copy of your CV (including a personal statement) and ensure it demonstrates how you meet the essential criteria for the job. The essential criteria can be found on the attached employee specification.
Suitable candidates will be contacted to arrange a scheduled telephone call/informal meeting with Ian Rayner, Head of Culture and Customer Services.
Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to attend a formal interview.
Closing date: 14 August 2019
Interview date: Week commencing 26 August 2019
Please find a link below to download the job outline and employee specification:
Job Outline and Employee specification (PDF file, download size 668.46kb)
Please find a link below to download important Information for applicants
Information for applicants - External (PDF file, download size 15kb)
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