Serving the people of Belper

Vacancy for Economic Development, Tourism and Marketing Officer

An exciting opportunity exists to join the team at Belper Town Council

Belper Town Council serves Belper and the neighbouring villages of Milford, Makeney, Farnah Green and Blackbrook located in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. There are 16 Councillors representing 22,000 people. The Council's precept for 2020/21 is just over £590k. The Council has declared a climate emergency.

We now have a vacancy for an Economic Development, Tourism and Marketing Officer.

Specific Responsibilities to be included in this role include;

  1. To support the Town Council's Accessibility Strategy and Working Group.
  2. To work in identifying any potential sources of grants or other external funding to enhance Belper Town Centre and its heritage offer and to compile funding applications to external organisations including central and local Government.
  3. To develop and maintain positive working relationships with Town Centre businesses and other Town Centre users in connection with the Council's events, tourist offer and promotional activities. To develop and implement promotional incentives to encourage increased numbers of visitors to the Town.
  4. To manage the Council's town enhancement opportunities including – St Georges flags, Christmas Tree scheme, Hanging Baskets and sponsorship of roundabouts etc.
  5. To develop a database of businesses in Belper.
  6. To share responsibility with the Assistant Town Clerk for telephone, face to face and email enquiries relating to the work of the Council.
  7. To support the Assistant Town Clerk with delivery of all Town Council events.
  8. To carry out any project work/actions arising from Council recommendations as directed by the Town Clerk.
  9. To attend and assist with Town Council events as required.
  10. To carry out any other duties reasonably requested by the Town Clerk and the Council.
  11. The post will include some evening, weekend and Bank Holiday work.

It is expected that the successful applicant will have some experience in Local Government.

This post will report to the Town Clerk

Hours – 20 per week. Office based 9.30 to 1.30 Monday to Friday inclusive.

Salary – LC2 covering Spinal Column points 24 to 28

Applications – for further information please see website - vacancies.html

Applications close Friday 10th June 2022 at midday.

We encourage applications from under-represented groups. If you require adaptations to enable you to submit this application, please get in touch.

Belper Town Council is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community and will not discriminate on the grounds of race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, disability, marriage and civil partnership, gender re-assignment, pregnancy or maternity, or trade-union membership as an employer.

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Last updated: Mon, 09 May 2022 18:28