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Call for Non-Executive Chair of Brecon Beacons Tourism Board.

The current Chair of Brecon Beacons Tourism Andrew Fryer is stepping down later this year, so the decision has been taken to appoint a Non-Executive Chair and we are asking for applications to be submitted by the end of July.

If you are interested in applying please continue reading to find out more about the role and how you can apply - please feel free to forward on to any suitable candidates.

BBT are looking to recruit a Non-Executive Chair of Brecon Beacons Tourism, the role is a voluntary one.

About us
Brecon Beacons Tourism (BBT) is a private, not-for-profit Company. BBT is a business-led organisation representing the Tourism Trade operating in the Brecon Beacons National Park and surrounding area. We are committed to delivering activities which support the growth and development of a sustainable tourism industry in the area.
We support our membership comprising of 250 businesses, activities include support of individual businesses, marketing, promotion via membership as well as offering training and networking opportunities to all of our members and non-members.

A voice for the private sector, we influence policy in regional and local government, working in close partnership with the local authorities the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, Powys, Monmouthshire, Carmarthenshire County Councils, as well as Visit Wales, other Trade Associations (TAs), funding bodies, councillors and politicians.

The Role Overview
The Non-Executive Chair role is an outward facing role and we are looking for a candidate with outstanding interpersonal skills, to represent BBT.

The successful candidate will be an energetic team player, able to work closely and collaboratively with the Board of Directors and the Executive Director to drive forward the aims of the organisation.
A strong negotiator and influencer, the ideal candidate will possess some experience in external affairs, preferably relating to the tourism industry. A proud ambassador to represent the Brecon Beacons Tourism Industry, they will be able to confidently represent the organisation at both local and regional government levels, acting as a public face of the organisation to promote the best interests and aims of the organisation and its members.

Direct Reports
Board of Directors

Essential Qualities
* Commitment and passion towards the aims and values of Brecon Beacons Tourism and its membership
* Strategic and forward-looking vision
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence and negotiate at management or senior level.

Desirable Qualities
* Prior experience of committee/trustee work.
* Knowledge of public and third sector as well as working with funding bodies
* Experience of chairing meetings, committee work, some experience in managing finance
* Leadership skills and collaborative style

Time Commitment
Attendance at the 6 BBT Board meetings each year (6 x 2.5 hours daytime meetings)
Attendance at the AGM (1 x 3 hours daytime meeting)
Attendance at the Brecon Beacons Tourism Conference (1 x 3 hours daytime meeting) and Tourism Awards/Gala Dinner (1 x evening event)
Approximately 8 key stakeholder meetings per year (8 x 2.5 hours daytime meetings)

Ad hoc meetings are occasionally arranged to deal with issues arising from the board meetings
As we are a small organisation with a hands-on voluntary Board of Directors, it is important that the Chair can make him/herself available for ad hoc consultation/discussion where required.
May be required to deal with press or media enquiries on an occasional basis.
This is a voluntary role and is not salaried but travel expenses will be reimbursed.
The appointment will last for the duration of 24 months

More Information:
More information about the organisation can be found herewww.breconbeaconstourism.orgor by contacting Executive Director Laura
To apply:
Please apply send your cv and a short covering letter outlining why you have the skills and experience to take on this role. Applications should be sent the 31stJuly. Role to start September 2017.





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