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Tourism Manager

Vacancy Id:
£40,057 - £42,899 per annum
Closing Date:
Benefits & Grade:
Grade O
Contract Details:
Contract Hours:
37 hours per week
Interview Date:
Job Description:
Tees Valley is home to much of Britain's greatest heritage and culture with significant landscapes and nature. This is your chance to play an exciting role in its future development as a destination of distinction and grow our visitor economy.

You will take responsibility for creating the strategy, implementation and delivery of our creative marketing, communications and PR strategy, tourism business engagement and development to inspire and attract potential visitors to Tees Valley and create a step-change in the visitor economy. You will develop all parts of the tourism marketing supply chain building product with tour operators, carriers and agents to maximise customer purchase and retention attracting significant new visitors and extending their length of stay in order to build the visitor economy.

A superb communicator, you will build on relationships with partners, stakeholders, the tourism industry, creative agencies and the media to maximise all opportunities for Tees Valley. You will be educated to degree level with a successful track record in the leisure, tourism or heritage sectors, and be dynamic and flexible enough to relish the challenge of positioning Tees Valley as a nationally and internationally renowned, high-profile visitor destination.

The Tees Valley Combined Authority is responsible for overseeing around £½ billion in investment funds, with more to come through new devolution deals. In May 2017, the residents of the Tees Valley elected a Mayor for the Tees Valley, who Chairs the Combined Authority.

The Tees Valley covers five local authorities - Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton and Redcar & Cleveland - with a combined population of 660,000 and borders County Durham and North Yorkshire.

The Authority incorporates the highly successful Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnership, and sustains strong links with the local business community and other partners. Together, we aim to create 25,000 jobs and £2.8bn extra growth by 2026.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.
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If you wish to have a discussion on this role please contact Linda Tuttiett Head of Culture and Tourism 01642 528831.

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008168 Tourism Manager.pdf