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Vacancy Details

Business Tourism Development Officer

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
Grade G SCP 20-25 £25,295 to £28,785 per annum
Southport Town Hall
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
03/07/2020 at 23:59 PM
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

Business Tourism Development Officer

Full time / Permanent

About Us:

In Sefton the visitor economy is worth over £590m with over 9.2 million visitors a year, business tourism is a key contributor to Sefton’s visitor economy.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated sales person to grow business tourism in Sefton and make a real difference by contributing to the visitor economy and supporting the Southport flagship venue, Southport Theatre & Convention Centre.

The Tourism team already delivers business tourism, destination marketing, major events, tourism operations and visitor economy strategy, the role will be required to support and work across all areas.

As an employer Sefton Council offers competitive rates of pay, pension and annual leave entitlement.

About You

As the new Business Tourism Development Officer you will have experience in bidding for destination conferences and skilled in sales negotiation and account management. You will have a proven track record of success in a sales target driven environment.

You will be responsible for delivering the business conferences targets and identifying new revenue streams across the Tourism function by:

Attracting conferences and other tourism-related business through the promotion of the Borough as a visitor, tourist and conference venue.

Account Management of new and potential client base

Building and managing the sales pipeline

Researching, identifying and developing new business opportunities

Researching and maintaining industry competitor knowledge

Building a close working relationship with the flagship venue and local stakeholders

If you think you can be successful in this important and exciting role please apply.

If you would like to know more and have an informal discussion about the post prior to applying, please contact Tracy Holgate – Conference & Sales Manager tracy.holgate@sefton.gov.uk  


Equal Opportunities

Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert). Please fully complete the online application form.

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