PROJECT EXECUTIVE – US CONNECTIONS PROJECT
JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSON SPECIFICATION
Position: Project Executive – US Connections DEF Project
Contract Type: Project based fixed term contract: January 2018 – March 2019.
Reporting to: US Connections Project Manager.
Salary guide: c. £19,500 to £22,500
ABOUT THE ROLE
Destination Plymouth, the destination management organisation for Plymouth is the accountable and lead organisation for a new tourism project, funded through the national Discover England Fund. The fund sets out to support projects that will deliver new word-class bookable tourism product in England. Plymouth is working alongside a number of other partner destinations who form the Programme Board.
‘American Connections’ is a project that will develop newly packaged tourism products around identified and tested themes that will attract the US inbound market. The project covers a wide geography of English destinations and a number of product themes. These themes will connect the destinations through the development of new itineraries and an enhanced visitor offer including the guided tour offer and themed experiences. The total value of the project is £700,000 with a completion date of March 2019.
The project will:
A Project Executive is required to support the project manager and wider team to ensure that the project meets the required outcomes; maintain regular and effective communications and administration and support the delivery of the programme that will ultimately inspire future US visits and drive growth in England’s inbound visitor market.
Excellent and effective communication and administration is a key part of the role.
The project executive will be responsible for supporting the project manager and destination partners in delivering work streams within the project action plan, with a particular emphasis organising, planning, administering and communications. National and possibly some international travel may be required so flexibility in working hours will be essential.
The role will also include a variety of project support tasks including (and not exclusively) marketing support, attendance at meetings, working with and managing external agencies:
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Effective communication skills; able to liaise with a large number of partners face to face, electronically and over the phone.
Excellent attention to detail in all areas of work
Excellent administration and organisational skills; ability to coordinate the administration of and support delivery of a complex programme
Ability to meet tight timescales and simultaneously work on multiple work streams
Experience of working across complex multi-stakeholder partnerships
Copywriting and content development appropriate to the audience as required
Experience of working with external agencies such as designers, PR etc.
Experience of project support / project management roles for a complex project
Experience in working in a fast-paced environment with deadlines and budgets
Excellent team worker and flexible in your approach
Excellent software skills including all Microsoft packages, website CMS systems, online programmes
Marketing and communications
An understanding of the UK tourism industry landscape;
Experience and knowledge of working with the US travel trade
Experience of working with VisitBritain and other travel organizations
Experience working in the tourism / hospitality industry
To apply, please send a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and your CV to
For any further information in advance of applying, please contact Emma Tatlow via email in the first instance.
Closing date for applications 12th January 2018.
Interviews will be held w/c 15th January 2018.
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