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Project Officer

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Girvan
  • Closing 3rd November 2023

  • Advertised from 26th October 2023
  • The post is for 12 months with an option to extend dependent on funding. The post- holder will work 16 hours per week on a self-employed contract at a rate of £16.50 per hour. This post forms part of a job share.


Go Girvan: Community Led Tourism is looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and experienced individual to identify, develop and implement community led tourism projects in support of the organisation’s Tourism Action Plan

Key Tasks -

  • Support Go Girvan: Community Led Tourism to manage and deliver a range of projects that improve Girvan and its tourism offer
  • Develop new opportunities to enhance Girvan as a tourism destination
  • Identify, prepare and submit funding applications
  • Plan and deliver a range of events and festivals
  • Develop and execute engaging marketing campaigns
  • Create digital and social media content
  • Undertake relevant research to track, monitor and evaluate the performance and impact of tourism development initiatives
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with community groups, statutory organisations and businesses
  • Attend regular meetings and networking events
  • General admin, report writing and financial record-keeping

Essential -

  • Good knowledge and enthusiasm for Girvan
  • Strong understanding of Community Led Tourism and tourism in general
  • Ability to manage and deliver a range of projects
  • Experience of completing funding applications
  • Excellent organisational skills, including ability to manage a varied workload, meet deadlines and work well as part of a team
  • High standard of computer literacy
  • Ability to establish good working relationships with stakeholders, individuals and organisations
  • Experience writing clear analytical reports and presenting briefings
  • Able to use own initiative to identify and develop new opportunities
  • Positive attitude, flexible, including the willingness to adapt to the needs of the project officer role

Desirable -

  • Strong working knowledge of creating social media campaigns and producing
  • follow up analytical reports
  • Experience writing blog posts and updating content on a Wordpress website
  • Experience developing and executing marketing campaigns
  • Knowledge of writing media and PR releases
  • Ability to design and develop promotional material
  • Qualification or relevant work experience in tourism

About Go Girvan: Community Led Tourism

GG:CLT is a two-tier Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organization (SCIO), with Board Trustees and a membership of 140+ community members. We started the project in 2021 and have since delivered a wide range of projects including a new tourism website (, new social media profiles, revamping and supporting the volunteer-led Tourist Information Point, commissioning a feasibility study for an Ailsa Craig Centre, undertaking an Accommodation Scoping Report, and creating and delivering Tattie Fest in 2022 and 2023.

Application notes

To apply, please send your C.V. and a personal statement about your suitability for the post and how meet the criteria, including relevant skills and experience, to byFriday 3rd November, 2023.