Tourism Project Apprenticeship (Level 4/Higher)

Location
Whitfield, Dover
Salary
Year one £205.76 per week, rising in year two to £273.81 per week
Posted
07 Nov 2018
Closes
07 Dec 2018
Ref
KT&A2177
Specialism
Administration
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Undisclosed

Employer Description

Dover District Council is actively regenerating the district with multi-million pound investments in new commercial and leisure developments and new homes.

Combining coast and countryside, Dover district is a great place to live and work.

Description of Vacancy

This is an exciting time to work for Dover District Council, with a number of regeneration initiatives coming to fruition.

This new apprenticeship will work closely with the tourism team to develop, write and deliver a new tourism strategy, which will underpin the districts future tourism agenda, to be recognised as a world class destination.

Working towards a level 4 qualification, this is a varied and interesting new role, where you will have support and training from an experienced team to build on your current experience.

There are a number of new and exciting projects along with the return of The Open – one of the UK’s largest sporting events. The role will support and contribute to the planning and the delivery of our corporate and tourism based objectives, along with developing new stakeholder partnerships.

Mostly based at Dover District Council main office at, Whitfield, which can be accessed by a regular bus service from Dover town.

The post will support and assist with:

Preparing, delivering and realising the objectives within the new tourism strategy

Work with partner organisations to develop a practical, realistic and fundable action plan for delivery of the prioritised Tourism Strategy actions.

Harnessing the tourism potential of events; in particular the 2020 Open, one of the U.K.’s biggest sporting event

Deliver corporate objectives, enabling external bodies and working with key stakeholders, the tourism industry and strategic partners.

Assist the team with advice and guidance to potential and established industry members and businesses in the sector as appropriate, including referrals to additional appropriate business and professional support and training opportunities.

Developing projects and marketing campaigns.

Support the team and other Council officers to identify and exploit opportunities to enhance and promote the unique diversity of the district’s tourism offer.

Hours

Monday to Friday

9am – 5.15pm

1 hour lunch break (unpaid)

Skills Required

Ability to communicate professionally – both written and oral.

Flexible approach to work and participate as a strong team player.

Good organisational skills and time management.

Excellent attention to detail.

Willingness to strive for excellence.

Ability to show continuous improvement and demonstrate a willingness to use initiative with unpredictable issues and problems.

Personal Qualities

Approachable.

Punctual.

Driven and a positive attitude.

Motivated and organised.

Good attention to detail.

Ability to use you own initiative.

Someone who is well presented and polite.

Computer literate with an experience of Microsoft Word and Outlook.

Qualifications Required

This is a higher-level apprenticeship, so you’ll need at least 2 A levels in any subject.

 

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework – consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

Important Information

The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.

KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are a leading training organisation with nearly 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.