THE SEARCH to find someone to help lead the promotion of Isle of Wight tourism is on.
The Isle of Wight Council announced earlier this year it was working with private companies to establish a Destination Management Organisation to promote tourism.
The DMO, called Visit Isle of Wight Ltd, is a private sector-led not-for-profit company due to receive £3m over nine years from the Isle of Wight Council and £10,000 a year from 12 private partners to promote tourism on the Isle of Wight.
The £42,000-a-year job of marketing manager for the DPO has been advertised, with a deadline of Friday.
According to the advert the ideal candidate will have experience in the industry and lead a small team, working with a broad range of other organisations.
"Reporting to the board, the successful candidate will be expected to prepare an annual marketing plan, based on an agreed tourism strategy, reflecting the Island Plan.
"Responsible for two staff and working with other partners, they would manage the delivery and coordination of marketing and PR activities, manage & develop the current Island Breaks website, initiate research as appropriate, encourage improvements in the visitor offer and seek new sources of funding and investment."