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Islands’ Partnership – Non-Executive Chairman recruitment
Since forming in 2012, the IP has grown in both stature and influence to become a respected organisation and a trusted delivery partner. This vacancy, for a new non-Executive Chairman, comes at an exciting time therefore, with significant opportunities to build on these foundations and to help the IP to play an increasingly influential role in shaping and guiding the economic future of the islands.
Earlier this year, the IP partnered with the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP to develop and launch Scilly’s first Destination Management Plan (DMP). The DMP and supporting Action Plan set out a strategic roadmap and new sense of direction for the islands’ visitor economy. Extending our comparatively short season, improving transport and accessibility and investing in the quality of our product and service are but three of the strategic priorities that have been identified. There are naturally a number of objectives and actions that the IP is well placed to lead on – not least the need to take a fresh look at how Scilly is positioned as a destination brand. The opportunities to better harness the islands’ exceptional natural environment, its rich cultural heritage and its potential as a seafood destination are there for all to see. Our challenge is to bring these often hidden attributes to the fore and establish a stronger, clearer and more distinctive destination brand to achieve greater cut-though in the marketplace.
New investment in the islands’ transport services, progressive new Local Plan and the innovative Smart Islands programme coupled with the IP’s own Cultural Destinations (Arts Council England) and Digital Enablement (ERDF) projects are contributing to a growing momentum behind a shared ambition to achieve incremental growth over the next five years.
The IP is therefore seeking a new non-Executive Chairman to help capitalise on these opportunities over the next three years whilst helping to steer the organisation forward with confidence, further strengthening our role and strategic leadership in delivering on the ambitions set out in the DMP.
More information can be found here
Closing Date for applications: Noon on Friday 12th October 2018