Head of Tourism (analogous to Senior Executive Officer Gr.8) 5 Year Fixed Term - Closing Date Thursday, 27th February 2020

Limerick City and County already has a host of amenities and attractions of interest to visitors including King John’s Castle, the Hunt Museum, St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick Museum, Peoples Museum of Limerick, Lough Gur, Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, Curraghchase Forest Park, Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trail and historic towns such as Adare, Kilmallock and Askeaton. The Great Southern Greenway Limerick, already an important amenity will benefit from significant investment in 2020.  The Council are also working towards developing other additional visitor amenities and attractions.

Limerick City and County also has a top class hospitality sector with significant hotel bed capacity.  The choice of Adare Manor to host the Ryder Cup in 2026 presents enormous long term opportunities for the Limerick region. Limerick City & County Council hosts a number of civic festivals each year including Riverfest and the city and county is also increasingly attractive as a destination for events.  Through the work of the Limerick Twenty Thirty DAC and significant investment underway and planned in public realm, the Council is striving to make Limerick an even more attractive place to live, invest in and visit.

The Head of Tourism is a key senior management position within the Council and will work under the direction and management of the Director of Service – Community Development or other employee designated by the Chief Executive as appropriate.

The Head of Tourism involves managing the Council’s tourism and related work programmes and the implementation of the Limerick Tourism Strategy and related plans. It also includes management of staff and budgets and working as part of a wider team in meeting work goals /objectives and delivering quality services to internal and external customers.

The post will assist with Limerick achieving, local, regional and national tourism policy objectives and securing investment under Project Ireland 2040

Salary scale: €67,909 - €87,225 per annum. Payment of increments is dependent on satisfactory performance.
Annual Leave
30 days per annum.
Hours of Work
The normal working hours are 37 hours per week.
Application Process

Completed application forms must be e-mailed to recruitment@limerick.ie no later than Thursday, 27th February 2020.

An official application form must be completed in full by the closing date for the competition. Please note that amendments to the application form will not be accepted after the closing date.

Please send your application from an email address that you will review regularly as communication during the assessment/selection period will only be through that e-mail address.

Application Form
Briefing Document