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Senior Tourism Officer - Chinchilla or Miles

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Employer:  Western Downs Regional Council
Job Type:  Full Time
Chinchilla QLD 4413, Australia (Show on map)

Senior Tourism Officer - Chinchilla or Miles

About the Role

You will be responsible for a proactive and innovative approach in the strategic development of tourism for the Western Downs Region. This will include developing and managing strategies, including marketing and events to achieve increased visitor numbers and promoting a positive image of our vibrant communities.

Reporting to the Economic Development Manager, you will:

  • coordinate the tourism function including the operations and staff at our regional visitor information centres, as well as our volunteer tourism ambassadors;
  • implement our tourism strategy to optimise tourism opportunities and unique experiences;
  • identify opportunities and liaise with stakeholders to facilitate and implement opportunities for growth and expansion of our regions tourism industry; and
  • analyse data to understand tourism trends and manage project budgeting and external reporting for grants as required.

About you

The successful applicant will have:

  • a Tertiary qualification in tourism management, business, marketing or a related field;
  • a minimum of 7 years' experience in either tourism or marketing;
  • leadership experience and knowledge of budget monitoring, grant submissions and project management; and
  • a demonstrated ability and enthusiasm for innovation, initiative and creativity.

What we offer:

  • Relocation assistance
  • Access to Corporate Health Plan
  • Health & Wellbeing program
  • Locality allowance
  • Job security in a local government position

If you are ready to share your passion for the Western Downs in delivering our strategic tourism vision, this role is for you.  TOGETHER WE MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE

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Applications close on Thursday 26 July 2018.

Additional Information

The recruitment process includes candidates completing a pre-employment health declaration and you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol testing.

Applicants for this position agree to WDRC conducting an independent employment check with your current (or most recent) employer prior to your formal appointment to the advertised position.

Western Downs Regional Council reserves the right to close or withdraw vacancies before the advertised closing date without prior notice.

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