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Head of Culture and Tourism

Job Description

Post Title Head of Culture and Tourism
Grade L
Directorate Adults & Communities

Job Purpose

The Culture & Tourism Service is placed within the Directorate of Adults & Communities, aiming to build greater connections with communities supporting the aspiration in Our Flourishing Future to “use culture to build strong communities”. The post holder has strategic responsibility for the Council’s approach to enhancing the contribution of culture, tourism, and heritage in generating strong communities and wellbeing and contributing to the economic success of the borough. The role includes responsibility for proactively brokering partnerships and developing frameworks within which relevant local, regional, and national organisations can collaborate, access resources, and achieve improved outcomes for the Borough and its residents. The postholder will be responsible for growing the capacity of our cultural sector; increase participation and engagement and improving our cultural offer.

Directorate Purpose:

The directorate brings together resources in planning, transport, business growth, employment and skills, environmental services and culture, to deliver the Council's vision of 'a flourishing future forged from a proud past'.


Accountable to: Asst. Director Communities and Health Accountable for: Culture, Tourism and Heritage General Contacts: Local communities, particularly our local creative community, voluntary sector bodies, external arts funders, the private sector and other public organisations. Please click here to view the Key Duties and Responsibilities of this role. To apply for this position, please visit North East Jobs by clicking here. To download the full job description along with further links please see the table below:
Additional Documents
Full Job Description Culture and Tourism Team - Proposed Structure
This is Our Flourishing Future Summer Events Guide

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