STA Vacancies - TS2020 Project Manager

Tourism Strategy Project Manager (Coordinator)

Closing date 14th March 2018

The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) is the overarching industry trade body for the tourism industry and the lead representative voice for the tourism sector in Scotland.

We are an independent trade body comprising of more than 250 trade associations, businesses, destination groups and other organisations with an interest in tourism. Our role is to ‘lead on industry matters’, representing the views of our members and actively seeking supportive change at policy level to enable the tourism industry in Scotland to reach its growth ambition and perform as Scotland’s main economic driver.

As the independent voice of Scotland’s tourism industry, the STA:

· Represents the industry;

· Listens to businesses;

· Drives growth of our industry by creating the conditions for our industry to be as competitive as we should be;

· Influences policy and;

· Builds and inspires industry ambition and knowledge to deliver growth

In addition to this role, the STA also has responsibility for the coordination and industry leadership of the national tourism strategy Tourism Scotland 2020 (TS2020) which is led by the Tourism Leadership Group (TLG), a partnership of public and private sector organisations.

The STA’s broad objectives with regard to TS2020 are:

· Demonstrate visible leadership of the strategy;

· Coordinate the delivery of TS2020 MTR priority actions;

· Encourage industry engagement with TS2020 and MTR to maximize partnership working and collaborative opportunities.

Working closely with the STA CEO & team and Tourism Leadership Group (TLG) partners, the Tourism Strategy Project Manager (Coordinator) will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of the STA’s TS2020 objectives, and reporting on activities as well as actively contributing to the review of TS2020 and development and implementation of the next tourism strategy.

The STA is a small team with a large remit, therefore we are looking for an individual who can work independently to deliver their own responsibilities whilst also being a team player. They will be ready to turn their hand to the tasks required, juggle the many demands on their time to ensure effective delivery of activities and maintain a professional, responsible, open and good-natured approach throughout.

This full-time post is based at the STA offices in Stirling, however there will be significant travel for meetings, most frequently in the Central Belt area. The role is for an initial fixed period of 3 years, 37.5 hours a week with an annual salary of £42,000-£45,000. Annual holidays are 34 days inclusive of public holidays. Mileage and travel expenses to meetings will be paid. Mobile phone calls will be reimbursed. We offer a contributory pension scheme and a flexible working environment. The post will commence April/May 2018.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates.

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The response for this post is being managed by the Scottish Tourism Alliance’s recruitment partner Xpress Recruitment and applications should be submitted in the form of CV along with covering letter to by 17.00hrs 14th March 2018.

First interviews will be held on 22nd/ 23rd March in Stirling or Glasgow with anticipated final interview date on 27th March