Business Development Executive, British Guild of Tourist Guides

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £15,000
  • Contract: 22hr/week

The British Guild of Tourist Guides is seeking a Business Development Executive to promote and grow its presence in the tourism marketplace, increase work opportunities for its members and generate revenue for the Guild.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Promoting the position of the British Guild of Tourist Guides as the professional and accredited guiding association for Blue and Green Badge Tourist Guides in England
  • Growing the Guild’s presence in the tourism marketplace and generate work opportunities for members
  • Working with others to help deliver on the strategic intent of Project Guide UK in creating a unified voice for the tourist guiding profession in the UK
  • Ensuring that the Guild’s presence in the tourism economy is regenerated following the COVID-19 lockdown
  • Developing and increasing the Guild’s revenue and available resources to achieve its adopted strategic aims and objectives
  • Communicating with the Guild’s activities with members
  • Working with the Guild’s team to ensure that the website is always fit for purpose as regards members and the trade
  • Assisting with product and quotation translation as and when required

The ideal candidate will:

  • Possess a positive attitude; be someone who is keen to learn and suggest ideas
  • Be a self-starter, creative in business development, showing drive and initiative
  • Be prepared to combine working from home and hot desking in the London office
  • Demonstrate proven ability to meet deadlines across multiple projects

Please click here to view the full job description and person specification.

How to apply: Please email your CV and covering letter, stating why you believe you are suitable for the role, to [email protected], with ‘Working for the Guild’ on the subject line by 30 September 2020.

About the British Guild of Tourist Guides: We are the national membership association for professionally trained and qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guides and also represent associations of professionally trained Green Badge Tourist Guides throughout England. Since its foundation in 1950, the Guild has dedicated itself to raising and maintaining the highest professional standards of guiding to meet clients’ needs and expectations. Blue Badge Tourist Guides are the official, professional tourist guides of the United Kingdom, recognized by the local tourist bodies and Visit Britain. Our members guide in all major tourist attractions. Green Badge Tourist guides have expert local knowledge of particular towns and cities. We have been awarded ‘We’re Good to Go’ by VisitEngland.