first_imgWe are getting ready for a once in a lifetime opportunity…to showcase our unique visitor experience, our cultural talent while telling a new international story about our city as it becomes the inaugural UK City of Culture 2013. Listed as the fourth must-see city by the Lonely Planet Guide, this is a perfect time to be part of a partnership team to help promote Derry~Londonderry during 2013 and beyond.We are delighted to invite applications for the following positions within the Derry Visitor and Convention Bureau.Chief Executive Officer (£47,427 – £51,484) Derry Visitor and Convention Bureau is looking for a Chief Executive Officer to lead its team in delivering the promotion of Derry as a world-class business and leisure tourism destination. C We need a candidate that will take a leading role in developing and implementing the organisation’s strategic action plans and successfully deliver a positive image of the city and its tourism offering. We want a Chief Executive that is passionate about the city, who will work closely with key stakeholders to bring forward a new and positive future for the city and who uses their excellent leadership and communication skills to instill a new confidence of what we have to offer. It’s our time and we want you to be part of this exciting chapter in the city’s story.ALSO:Chairperson to the DVCB Board (£5k per annum) – 2 days per monthDerry Visitor and Convention Bureau is looking to appoint a Chairperson for its Board. We want someone with excellent leadership skills who will bring new ideas to the table to successfully promote the city’s tourism product and help deliver new opportunities for the city and region. Digital Tourism Marketing Executive (£19,621)Initial period of one year with the possibility of a permanent post becoming available subject to funding.Accommodation Trade Liaison Executive (£19,621) – 2 postsOne year post subject to funding.Application forms and further details may be obtained online at or from the Human Resources Section, Council Offices, 98 Strand Road, Derry, BT48 7NN Tel 028 7136 5151 Ext 6644 Completed application forms must be returned to the Monitoring Officer at the above address by Monday, 17 December 2012 at 4.00 p.m.Derry Visitor & Convention Bureau is committed to equality of employment opportunity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified applicants regardless of religious belief, political opinion, racial group, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation and whether or not they possess a disability or have or do not have dependants.Sharon O’Connor C Dir Council Offices, Town Clerk and Chief Executive 98 Strand Road, Derry BT48 7NNJOBS: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF DERRY VISITOR AND CONVENTION BUREAU was last modified: December 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:JOBS: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF DERRY VISITOR AND CONVENTION BUREAUlast_img read more

Bush in, out of town before war protesters can pick up signs

first_imgIt was a profitable couple of hours for President George W. Bush last week. He arrived at Los Angeles International Airport at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, talked to the press for one minute and 40 seconds, left a Westside fundraiser at 7:20 p.m., and raked in a cool $1.2 million. And that’s on top of the $600,000 he had raised earlier in the day in Northern California. About the only folks who even knew he was in town were the few thousand motorists stuck in traffic as his motorcade passed by – and the several hundred fat cats who opened their wallets to him with the buy-in to shake his hand at $10,000 a person. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The trip was so low-key that anti-war demonstrators didn’t get around to protesting until two days after Bush left town. Kind of gives new meaning to the belief that California is little more than a political ATM these days. The man who has been among the biggest critics of city tax policies will now have a say in shaping how City Hall works. Business consultant Larry Kosmont, whose annual report on the cost of doing business usually ends up skewering Los Angeles, was confirmed last week to serve on the city’s Industrial Development Authority. The agency oversees how to promote areas of the city to business, and Kosmont said he hopes to bring greater understanding on both sides. “We need to look at why and how much we’re charging on the business tax,” Kosmont said. “We really need to focus on ways to target taxation to generate job effectiveness. “We need to work with business so they understand how City Hall works and City Hall needs to send a clear, clear message that economic development is a priority.” Mixing sports metaphors a bit, the Coliseum Commission finally wants to play hardball with the National Football League. To many, it’s about time. For once, it was not a dysfunctional Coliseum Commission that stood in the way of trying to bring the NFL back to the city – but the league itself, with its months of myriad promises and false deadlines. There did appear to be some momentum earlier this year, but that vanished with the retirement of NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. And while his successor, Roger Goodell, says a Los Angeles team remains a goal, don’t look for action anytime soon. The problem for Los Angeles is that the 32 owners are happy with the way things are and remain reticent to look at expanding beyond what they have or abandoning any markets where they are now. Instead, for the foreseeable future, Los Angeles will continue to be a “problem” market to be used as bait for teams seeking concessions in their home cities. With all the fuss over the name of the newest MTA line, the agency actually might be forced to do something that makes some common sense. Councilman Bernard Parks has held out against the idea of naming the line that runs down Exposition Boulevard the Aqua Line. He favors calling it the Rose Line. As a way of a temporary compromise, they are calling it the Exposition Line. What a concept – naming a bus line after the route it actually takes rather than having people guess where they will end up. Daily News Staff Writer Kerry Cavanaugh contributed to this report. [email protected] (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more