Search On For New Tourism Manager

Tourist Information Centre in Hugh Town

The hunt is on to find the person who can help arrest the decline in Scilly’s visitor numbers.

Today, online and trade press adverts are published as the islands’ new Tourism Partnership starts recruiting for the role of tourism manager.

They hope to find an experienced destination-marketing manager who can promote the islands and deliver the vision and plans of the new public and private sector organisation.

They’ll also have to remain on top of trends and developments in tourism, represent the islands in the media and oversee the brochure design. He or she will also engage with islands’ businesses so they understand the Partnership’s vision and, hopefully, support it.

Julian Pearce from the Council Economic Development team feels they need to find someone with web and e-commerce skills.

Chairman of the Partnership, Chris Gregory, believes that this role will be significant. He says that when the position is filled, his group will be able to deliver a cohesive and unified tourism strategy, which will help to safeguard the economic prosperity of the islands.

The position is possible because of over £120,000 LAG, European Union and Defra funding for the Partnership’s ‘Destination Scilly’ project.

The successful applicant will be offered a flat and will be paid around £35,000 a year.

Julian says that pay scale is realistic. One West Yorkshire tourism role was offering £10,000 less and they’ve even compared the package for similar positions elsewhere in Europe, including one in Italy.

Full job details are available from Chris Gregory at Hugh House. Applicants only have until July 18th to apply.


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