Job Vacancies


Swanage is visited by more than one million people per year and tourism contributes an estimated £75 million to the local economy. Swanage Town Council plays an important part in supporting this industry and is looking for people passionate about the local area, with management experience and excellent people skills to fulfil the following roles.



Post No: TIC 1 - Pay Grade 8 (£28,203 - £30,480 per annum)

37 Hours per week including occasional weekend working

We are currently seeking to recruit a person with excellent communication and organisational skills to manage the Council’s leisure and tourism services, and to ensure that opportunities for business development are identified and brought to the Town Council for consideration.

You will be responsible for managing the Tourist Information Centre, Beach Huts, Boat Park, and Beach Gardens Sports Park and will contribute to the management of the beach and seafront gardens. Working with a wide range of partner organisations you will help to promote Swanage as a visitor destination, including the use of social media.

You will have responsibility for the Council’s annual Blue Flag application pack and will liaise with local event organisers regarding publicity and the use of Council-owned property.

A high standard of education will be required for this post, which includes creative and administrative work, including report writing. As a member of the Council’s management team this will be a demanding role, but also a highly rewarding one.

Visitor Services Manager and Business Development Officer - person specification

Visitor Services Manager and Business Development Officer - job description



Post No: TIC 2 - Pay Grade 5 (£19,238 - £21,057 per annum)

37 Hours per week including routine weekend working

We are looking for an experienced and confident supervisor with a successful track record to run the award-winning Swanage Tourist Information Centre situated on the town’s seafront.

The job is creative and varied including: responding to customer enquiries; creating displays and exhibits; supervising a small and friendly team; managing retail sales; dealing with the income and administration of the centre and the council’s other leisure services.

If you are also competent in the use of IT and social media, have advanced customer service skills, are able to work on your own initiative and flexible in respect of weekend working we would be delighted to hear from you.

Tourist Information Centre Supervisor - person specification

Tourist Information Centre Supervisor - job description


               For an informal discussion about either post please contact:                      

Dr Martin Ayres, Town Clerk.

Application forms are available from:

Swanage Town Council, Town Hall, High Street, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2NZ.

Telephone: 01929 423636



The closing date for both posts is 4.00 p.m. on Friday 29th July 2016