Opportunity – Business Development Manager, Tourism & Hospitality Sector

Business Development Manager
Tourism & Hospitality Sector

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Are you a freelance operator, self-starter or entrepreneur, and do you see yourself leading a game changing project in hospitality and tourism?  If so, then read on because this opportunity should get you motivated.

Rural hospitality and tourism has been hit very hard by staff shortages which is leading many businesses to curtail their trading and in some cases close altogether.

If nothing is done to try and mitigate the effects, we could be facing an existential crisis in the industry.

This project aims to drive a culture change in hospitality and tourism and raise the bar when it comes to employee wellbeing, benefits, and training.


In summary, by creating an easy to access, off the shelf package that will be offered to employers for a modest fee, to benefit their employees.

We aim to do this by launching a pilot project in the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority area.  

You would be the person bringing the concept to life and working alongside the Project Director to establish it as a validated and valued asset within the industry.

You will need resilience, a background in hospitality and/or tourism and preferably some experience of project management, but most of all a passion to see the Industry thrive.  

Role:  Business Development Manager
Salary:  Self-employed/Freelance or agency employee
Indicative rate of £180 – £200 per day + travel expenses
Working Hours: 3 working days/21 hours per week
Contract issued by Forth Valley Food & Drink Network: Initial 6 months with further 18 months’ delivery dependant on funding (currently pending with decision due by March 2023).

Please visit https://forthvalleyfoodanddrink.org/ for full job description. Send your CV and cover letter, outlining three reasons why you are right for this role to: hello@forthvalleyfoodanddrink.org by 4 January 2023 at 18:00hrs

Note the provisional Interview date: 12 January 2023

Contact for applicants: Ms. Carolyn McGill, Development & External Partnership Coordinator, Forth Valley Food and Drink C.I.C. Tel: 0756 500 4944

This role is funded and supported by Forth Valley Food & Drink, Forth Valley & Lomond CLLD, Argyll and the Islands CLLD and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority.

The Project is committed to equal opportunities for all and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


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