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Visitor Economy and Events Manager

Employer
Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Location
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Salary
£39,186 - £42,403
Closing date
31 Jul 2024
Reference
0000022458

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Job Details

Directorate: City Director

Section: Economy, Culture and Museums

Grade: Level 11

Actual Salary: £39,186 - £42,403

Hours: 37

 

This advert is open to both Internal and External applicants.

 

This is a fixed term post for 2 years.

 

We are looking for an individual with proven experience in the fields of Visitor Economy, Business Tourism and Events.

 

The Visitor Economy Manager will be responsible for the overall operational management and delivery of the City Councils Visitor Economy and Venues and Events Services, as well as the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Convention Bureau.

 

The role of Visitor Economy and Events Manager will also be responsible for the delivery of the Stoke-on-Trent Visitor Economy Strategy and its specific outputs, which are linked to the broader Economic Development Strategy and other local authority strategies.

 

The post holder will also work closely with regional and national representatives from Visit England and in close partnership with Staffordshire County Council's Visitor Economy Team and other Borough and District councils, to jointly manage and deliver the shared objectives of the new Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Local Visitor Economy Partnership (SSLVEP's), its ambitious strategy and growth plans.

 

Other roles and responsibilities include managing the Visit Stoke website, content, digital marketing and social media.

 

This includes planning an annual calendar of marketing campaigns, locally, nationally and internationally to the consumer, business and travel markets and to attend trade exhibitions to promote tourism and overnight stays in the city.

 

The Visitor Economy and Events Manager will also manage a UK Shared Prosperity Fund, which includes delivering a business support programme, improvements to event programming and a business’s grant scheme for organisations located in the city, linked to the tourism and hospitality industry.

 

This will also include providing regular reports to the Funding Programme Manager.

 

Please note that if an employee who is currently at risk of redundancy within the organisation applies for this vacancy their application will receive priority.  If this happens you will be advised accordingly.

 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Stoke-on-Trent City Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this – we therefore encourage applications from all sections of our community. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed together.

 

To Apply - please visit our website https://webrecruitment.stoke.gov.uk/wrl/ If you have any queries or want an application form in another format, please email recruitment@stoke.gov.uk or call us on 01782 238189.

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About us

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is a unitary authority employing approximately 4,600 staff who deliver 700 services to more than 260,000 residents. Our city comprises of six towns: Burslem, Fenton, Hanley, Longton, Stoke and Tunstall. We are a city of strengths, with a proud heritage and bright future. We have undergone significant changes over the last few years. New ways of working have already transformed many service areas and we are determined to continue to develop more innovative approaches to ensure that we can maximise the benefits of transformation.

Our city

Although the 13th largest city in the UK, Stoke-on-Trent is rapidly outstripping a number of parts of the country with our economic growth and recovery.

Stoke-on-Trent is a city with a strong sense of civic pride - we’ve been voted the kindest city in the UK – and a place where you’ll receive a hugely warm welcome. We have a rich and diverse culture, steeped in our prestigious industrial heritage as the celebrated ‘world capital of ceramics’. But we don’t just want to celebrate our proud past – we firmly believe that Stoke-on-Trent’s best years are ahead of it. We are determined to raise aspirations and match them with high-quality education and health provision, as well as improved opportunities to secure fulfilling and well-paid work. Through uniting social and economic opportunities, we are maximising the full power of the city council as a secure and steadfast institution within the city.

Rewards and benefits

When you work for Stoke-on-Trent City Council you’ll be helping to improve the lives and wellbeing of our residents. We’ll provide you with support, learning opportunities and flexible working options and some amazing benefits including; a competitive salary, generous holidays, an excellent defined local authority benefit pension scheme, annual leave purchase scheme, cycle to work schemes just to name a few. We also have access to lifestyle benefits which offer a wide range of discounts such as family days out, travel, retail and many more.

Our commitment to you

Vibrancy and diversity are two of Stoke-on-Trent’s greatest assets. A city founded on creative endeavour should value and celebrate the multitude of voices, ideas and identities that shape its culture. We are committed to creating a culture which is truly inclusive, where all staff feel valued, listened to, supported and able to do their work to the best of their abilities at all times. And we must ensure that our decisions and policies nurture and empower communities across our city and do not inadvertently disadvantage groups and individuals that we want to help to thrive.

Our approach to Equality and Diversity is an invitation to all our communities to work with and for us so we can continue to improve how we deliver services residents need.

Our employee networks are inclusive, open forums for colleagues with similar lived experiences. They allow staff to meet, support and mentor each other, alongside being a voice for under-represented groups to advise and support the organisation when developing policies and services.

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Telephone
01782 238189
Location
Stoke on Trent City Council
Civic Centre
Glebe Street
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 1HH
GB

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