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Destination Development Lead

28 Aug 2020  By Advertiser

Destination Development Lead

Destination Fiordland is looking for an energetic and driven person to lead destination development activity in Fiordland over the next 12 months.

The position is a fixed-term, full time role based in Te Anau. We are looking for someone with a sound knowledge of the Fiordland region and businesses and a track-record in destination/community/business development and project management. This is an exciting role aimed at delivering high impact projects over a short timeframe.

The role will incorporate working with elements of the Southland Murihiku Destination Management Strategy, Destination Fiordland Strategic Plan and the Fiordland Community Board Community Futures Plan.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop visitor experiences and value proposition for Fiordland and support of the wider regional tourism industry
  • Develop sustainability and resilience in the Fiordland tourism industry
  • Engagement with event sector

Critical skills & attributes:

  • A strong local knowledge of the Fiordland area and business community
  • A background in community and business development, preferably including destination development
  • Excellent demonstrated strategic thinking ability
  • Excellent demonstrated relationship management skills with the ability to work with multiple stakeholders in a professional manner
  • Excellent communication skills (written, oral and interpersonal)
  • Excellent planning, organisation, reporting and time management skills including prioritisation and working across multiple projects at the same time
  • A proven track record of completing work in an efficient, timely and collaborative way
  • Excellent project management and leadership skills
  • The ability to take guidance and direction but to work independently as required

For more information and a copy of the job description please visit our website, or to apply, please contact Madeleine Peacock madeleine@fiordland.org.nz or 027 367 1334 attaching your CV and a covering letter stating why you believe you would be suitable for the role.

Applications close 12pm Friday 18th September 2020

 


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