Tourism WA is part of the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation portfolio and is Western Australia’s lead agency for economic development, international trade and investment, and tourism. For further information, you should visit their website at www.jtsi.wa.gov.au.
Tourism WA is responsible for promoting Western Australia as an extraordinary holiday destination.
Their focus is on marketing the State; developing, attracting and promoting major sporting, cultural and business events; and supporting the development of significant tourism infrastructure and projects.
The Events division develops, sponsors, markets and promotes a diverse calendar of sporting, cultural, arts and culinary events that showcase Western Australia as great place to live, work and visit.
Recent significant projects would include Margaret River Gourmet Escape, NRL State of Origin, Manchester United in Perth, Bledisloe Cup, ATP Cup, Fed Cup, the Margaret River Pro, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and (at incredibly short notice) an AFL Grand Final.
The possibilities and opportunities are endless and as Australia and Western Australia re-opens to the world following the Covid-19 pandemic this has never been a more exciting time for the importance of Tourism WA and its Events program.
The Executive Director Events is a critical role in the Executive Management Team of Tourism WA, playing a key role in accelerating the sustainable growth of the tourism industry for the long term social and economic benefit of Western Australia.
The role will provide strategic leadership, management and specialist services associated with event development, contract management and event management.
Tourism WA seek an individual with exceptional stakeholder management, communication, innovation, and commerciality to unlock new possibilities and horizons for their Event strategy.
The role will demand a proven ability to lead and manage large and complex event initiatives aligned with Government’s priorities and objectives.
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong, effective relationships across all levels of government and with industry and community groups, encouraging stakeholders to work collaboratively to improve outcomes.
Corporate Leadership and Strategic Management
As a member of the Executive Management Team:
Provides strategic leadership and management and develops policy initiatives in the areas of:
Divisional Leadership and Strategic Management
Client Servicing and Relationships
Shapes and manages strategy
Builds productive relationships
Exemplifies personal integrity and self-awareness
Communicates and influences effectively
If you have any questions or wish to discuss any aspect of the role or application process, please contact Josie Lahey at SRI Executive. SRI are managing this role exclusively on behalf of Tourism WA.
t: +61 (0) 478 803 255
SRI are managing this role exclusively on behalf of Tourism WA. To apply you must go through the WA Government application process at WA.gov.au. before the closing date of Monday 11 July 2022.
The advert for the position is now live and can be viewed at the following link – https://search.jobs.wa.gov.au/page.php?pageID=160&windowUID=0&AdvertID=302797
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