Service Manager - Tourism, Culture and Leisure
Reporting to the Director of Housing and Communities and part of the departmental senior management team, as our new Service Manager (Tourism, Culture and Leisure) you will provide both strategic and operational direction and leadership for the delivery of the council’s newly established Tourism, Culture and Leisure service.
Sandwell’s 2030 Vision sets out the Council’s ambitions for the Borough and the aspiration for Sandwell to be a place that is thriving and optimistic with resilient communities. Tourism, Culture and Leisure will have a key role to play in delivering the Council’s aspirations and we are looking for an innovative thinker with entrepreneurial skills who can create new opportunities for the Borough and its’ communities that add value. The post holder will also ensure that there is an enduring legacy for the borough from the 2022 Commonwealth Games, for which Sandwell will be providing the Aquatics facility.
You must have a successful track record of delivering excellent performance and service improvement and extensive knowledge of Tourism, Culture and Leisure related activities and services. You will be responsible for the development and implementation of Sandwell’s Cultural Prospectus and the leadership and management of Libraries, Museums and Arts services, Sports and Leisure services and the Sandwell Valley Visitor attraction. You will also have lead responsibility for the Borough’s Events’ Programme, ensuring that income is generated to sustain events and the Events Team for the future; and must have experience of developing commercially focused services.
This is a new and important role which offers the successful candidate the opportunity to help develop innovative new approaches in Tourism, Culture and Leisure that will promote and raise the profile of Sandwell as a destination of choice.
It goes without saying that you’ll contribute to embedding a council-wide culture of continuous improvement and customer-focus, so that we are best-equipped to meet increasing customer and stakeholder expectations and deliver improved value for money.
How to apply:
Please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter in one document when applying for the position.
Interviews are due to take place on Monday, 17th December 2018.
Closing Date: Monday, 3rd December 2018Supporting documents