Scilly looking for tourism manager

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The search is on to find a new tourism manager for the Isles of Scilly.

The role of partnership manager is a new post created by the newly-formed Islands’ Tourism and Business Partnership (ITBP), which will see the successful candidate playing a central role in the future delivery of tourism across the islands.

He or she will be responsible for helping drive tourism on the Islands, deliver the new Tourism Strategy and promote the UK’s only island archipelago to domestic and international visitors.

In what is described as “an incredible opportunity” to help safeguard its economic future, members of ITBP on the islands are now actively recruiting across the UK for someone with a successful tourism track record.

The position has become created thanks to a grant of more than £120k to ITBP’s ‘Destination Scilly’ project, which is funded by the Isles of Scilly Local Action Group (LAG) and incorporates funding from the EU, DEFRA and LEADER.

Chris Gregory, chairman of ITBP’s interim board, said: “The award of the LAG grant for the Islands’ Tourism and Business Partnership represents an incredible opportunity for the economic future of the Isles of Scilly.

“Whatever we do for a living on Scilly, all roads ultimately lead to tourism and in these challenging times the new Partnership Manager role is an absolutely essential one. With funding now in place, we will be able to deliver a cohesive and unified tourism strategy, which will help to safeguard the economic prosperity of the islands.

“The new role will be absolutely critical to the successful delivery of this strategy.”

The post carries a £35k salary and assured rented accommodation on the islands.

Full details of the position can downloaded by clicking here.