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Senior Economic Development Officer (Tourism and Visitor Economy)

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Bolsover District Council, The Arc, High Street, Clowne
Salary details
£35,068 to £39,639 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 per week
Closing Date
26 March 2023
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An excellent opportunity has arisen to join the Economic Development Team at Bolsover District Council – a district flanked by the Peak District to the East, Sherwood Forest to the West, and a whole range of visitor attractions of our own, including Hardwick Hall, Creswell Crags and Bolsover Castle.

The post holder will be responsible for delivering key initiatives and projects identified in the council’s prospectus – Vision Bolsover as well as the district’s Tourism Strategy and Business Engagement Strategy.  The successful candidate will take the lead on activities to engage with tourism and visitor economy businesses to support their continued growth.

Bolsover District Council is a dynamic and ambitious organisation that takes pride in delivering excellent services to our community whilst driving economic growth and environmental sustainability for the district.

The post holder will be required to work as part of an economic development team who are tasked with driving forward ambitious and challenging initiatives.  The post holder will be tasked with championing the district, and working with organisations such as the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) – Visit Peak District and Derbyshire – to raise the profile of the district as a destination.

To be successful you will need:

  • To be educated to a degree level or equivalent and possess knowledge of local, regional and national strategies and policies relevant to tourism and the visitor economy;
  • Proven practical experience of running targeted marketing and promotional campaigns to a tourism and visitor economy audience;
  • Experience of developing business cases and funding submissions and in managing and monitoring externally funded initiatives;
  • and, Excellent communication skills and proven presentation and negotiating skills, across a wide ranging audience.

For a full list of job details and requirements please view the Job Description and Person Specification.

Why work for us?

Bolsover District Council is a great place to work and if you join our team, you will become part of a talented and dedicated workforce. If you are keen to make a difference to people’s lives and develop your skills and experience, we would like to hear from you.

We offer a competitive salary, Local Government Pension Scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and excellent work/life balance initiatives.  Learn more about the benefits of working for us at: Bolsover.gov.uk

Apply today!

If you are interested in this post, please apply using the online application on our dedicated webpage on Derbyshire Jobs at: Bolsover District Council Vacancies or via Derbyshire - Jobs and Careers by clicking ‘Apply for this job’ and creating an account.  You can save your progress and exit the application at any time, coming back to it at a later stage to complete and submit your application.  Applications close Sunday 26 March 2023.

Please read the Guidance Notes provided before completing any application and please note that CV’s will not be accepted.

If you do not have internet access, you can request an offline application pack by contacting Bolsover District Council Contact Centre on 01246 242424 or emailing: HRBDC@bolsover.gov.uk  

We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

For further information

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Natalie Etches, Business Growth Manager, on (01246) 242389 or email natalie.etches@bolsover.gov.uk

If you have not received any communication within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion