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Business and Tourism Officer

The Town Council seeks a part-time Business and Tourism Officer to join its small team at the Town Hall. The role will involve regular liaison with businesses and tourism organisations as well as with officers at Ashford Borough Council. The principal emphasis of the role is the provision of information, support, advice and guidance to Tenterden businesses and the promotion of the town as a hub for visitors and tourists.

The post is based in the Town Hall, but majority of the time will be spent in the town working with business and tourism organisations.  There is opportunity for working from home on arrangement.   

Some evening and occasional weekend working will be necessary.  

The role would best suit an individual who can demonstrate business acumen and a sound appreciation of the challenges and opportunities faced by business and tourism organisations. The successful candidate will demonstrate that they have the creative skills to solve problems and devise new and creative approaches along with the ability to convey their ideas with enthusiasm and pragmatism.

Salary: SCP 12 – 16, £14,697 – £15,814 (pro-rata rates)

Hours: Part-time 0.6 FTE (22.2 hours per week)

Further details are available here.

Application is through submission of a covering letter along with a completed standard application form. A CV may be submitted if this will complement or amplify points on the completed application form.

An application form is available here

The closing date for applications is Monday 20th February 2023 at midday. Applications should be sent to: 

Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 6th March at Tenterden Town Hall.