Events Manager For Islands’ Partnership

The Islands’ Partnership, is seeking an Events Manager to lead and actively develop a new event initiative entitled ‘Scilly Events’. The aim of ‘Scilly Events’ is to develop a rolling programme of sustainable events and activities designed to stimulate and grow event led tourism across the Isles of Scilly, increasing visitor numbers and spend whilst actively creating opportunities for local skills development and the growth of business opportunities.

The Events Manager will be an accomplished professional who will bring strategic, practical and financial insight to the Scilly Event initiative, enabling it to quickly and effectively develop and grow into a vibrant and robust series of events. You will be expected to forge new relationships with existing event providers, tradesmen, local businesses and members of the Islands’ Partnership in order to identify events suitable for development. In addition you will also be expected to identify opportunities to add to the business economy of the islands by developing local supply chains, identifying opportunities for skills and business development, as well as increased trade. You will also be expected to work with the community to foster increased involvement with events leading to volunteering programmes and an increase in civic pride.

You will need to be a consummate communicator and have a history of delivery within a short period of time. You will have practical experience of event management in particular the need to ensure that events are both financially robust and sustainable. You will also be expected to take into account the unique environment of the Isles of Scilly in all aspects of event delivery.

In return, the post offers the opportunity to work in the extraordinary Isles of Scilly and to be part of a small but dedicated team that offers you the chance to make a real difference to the economic and social well-being of a small community. For an informal discussion please contact David Jackson on 01720 424036. Applications should be made in writing enclosing a CV, a full statement describing your suitability for this post and names of 2 referees. Closing Date for applications: Noon on the 25.3.15. Applications should be marked as confidential and addressed to: David Jackson, Islands’ Partnership, Steamship House, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0LL.