Visitor Economy Development Manager  

Contract:        Fixed term to March 25

Job title:         Visitor Economy Development Manager

Salary:            £35,000 – £42,000 per annum  

Reports to:     Head of Visitor Economy Development 

Job purpose: To lead on a range of funded projects supporting the development of the visitor economy

Who we are:

NGI is a destination and inward investment agency which works to bring tourism and investment into our region. Our vision is to create an internationally recognised destination – a great city to enjoy, visit, live and invest. We work collaboratively and act as a bridge between our public and private sector partners to maximise our impact and to promote our region, its culture, and its people to create an authentic voice that makes us stand out from the crowd.

We use our research expertise to harness innovation, attract investment and develop our city – ultimately, we create jobs. As a social enterprise, every single one of our projects is dedicated to making lasting social and economic impact. We exist to benefit the people of Newcastle, Gateshead, and the wider region, leaving a legacy and meeting the needs of future generations.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

The following list is typical of the level of duties which the post holder will be expected to perform. It is not necessarily exhaustive and other duties of a similar type and level will be required from time to time.

  • Project management of funded projects through the Destination Development Partnership pilot related to the development of new experiences and accessibility
  • Support Head of Visitor Economy Development in identifying additional funding opportunities
  • Working with Insights team to use evidence to inform product development
  • Lead on activity to encourage businesses to create bookable product through TXGB
  • Support businesses in developing innovative product
  • Supporting businesses with award entries and showcasing best practice in region
  • Horizon scanning for international best practice
  • Management of consultants procured to deliver projects related to the North East Destination Development Partnership Pilot
  • Management of budgets related to Visitor Economy Development projects
  • Liaison with DDP partners to support business engagement across DDP geography
  • Ensure robust reporting and monitoring of projects related to the DDP

Wider responsibilities

  • Be an ambassador for Newcastle and Gateshead and a guardian of the NGI brand.
  • Undertake any other duties that may be required to ensure the smooth running of the wider organisation.

What can NewcastleGateshead Initiative offer you? 

  • Great career delivering positive social impact for your city and region
  • Working with a diverse range of cross-sector partners and high-profile brands
  • Being part of a dynamic team championing the North East
  • An active social calendar and an authentic and welcoming staff team
  • Commitment to and investment in your Continued Professional Development
  • City centre office location with flexible hybrid working
  • Annual leave entitlement of 25 days (increasing to 27 after 2 years’ service) – plus time off at Christmas!

How to apply 

To apply for this position, you can download the full job description and person specification and application form below. Completed applications and equal opportunities monitoring form should be emailed to Please note we do not accept CVs.

Closing date: Friday 21st June, 5pm 

Interviews will be held on Thursday 27th June

Visitor Economy Development Manager

NGI Application Form (1)

NGI Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (1)