Visit Inverness Loch Ness is recruiting a Destination Development Manager to join their team. The role will expand the aims and remit of the Business Plan by building relationships and working closely with a diverse range of partners and stakeholders – leading and supporting the delivery of needs-led projects and activities which aid the recovery of the destination from the pandemic.
Key responsibilities include:
- Building and maintaining effective relationships with community councils, trusts and organisations. Maintaining effective relationships with partners including businesses, public, private and third sector
- Identifying needs-led project opportunities within the destination and work with stakeholders to deliver associated project, activities and services
- Identifying opportunities to collaborate with neighbouring destinations and partner organisations on projects that support a sustainable recovery
- Supporting the transition to a low carbon tourism economy in line with Scottish Government aims to tackle the climate emergency
- Identifying opportunities for sustainable revenue generating activities for the organisations
- Identifying sources of funding from relevant organisations, trusts, legacies and foundations to support community and sector recvoery
- Addressing issues crated by the pandemic and providing solutions that lead to a sustainable recovery, including the retention of the existing workfoce
- Managing all elements of project delivery including preparation of funding applications, making claims, project reporting and maintaining records
Person specification – essential criteria include:
- A degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field
- Demonstrable experience and understanding of tourism or development projects and activities
- An understanding of the Business improvement District model and purpose
- Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with a diverse set of partners
- Evidence of understanding and experience of working with both public and private sector
- Able to communicate effectively to a wide range of bodies, agencies, sectors and the local community – including ability to write clear and concise reports and presentations
- Broad digital skills and evidenced ability to learn new programs and software
- Ability to interpret a range of strategies and deliver activity that meets aligned strategic aims
- Understand the relationships and role of different organisations within the tourism sector
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How to apply: Applications can be submitted via Indeed, LinkedIn and HIJOBS. Applications close at midday on 22 September 2021.
About Visit Inverness Loch Ness: The organisation became the first Tourism Business Improvement District in the UK when established in 2014 and operates within a defined destination that covers over 1200 square miles, including the Highland Capital Inverness and world-famous Loch Ness. To support its members, who operate in more than 30 sectors, the organisation delivers a range of activities from its business plan including marketing, infrastructure, events, business tourism, business development and lobbying.