Board Appointments - Vacancies

The Board of Visit Northumberland Ltd are seeking to appoint 3 new board members to ensure we have the capacity and skills to deliver the aspirations of Visit Northumberland and support the Northumberland Destination Management Plan.

This is an exciting time to join the board. We are looking for individuals who have a connection to tourism and the visitor economy, with a particular interest or expertise in skills and training, treasurer and company secretary, transport and the environment, policy and lobbying, and research. These roles are unpaid, voluntary positions, however, reasonable expenses are paid.

About the roles

We would expect that different candidates will bring a range of skills and experience to Visit Northumberland, over and above an understanding of the breath of the visitor economy – at local, regional and national level the passion to act as an ambassador for Northumberland, the understanding of the standards and corporate requirements of a board member, and a commitment to equality and diversity.


These skills include:

- Previous board experience

- Partnership building, team working and team leading

- Financial and treasurer experience, and the experience to interrogate financial reports

- Research and analytical experience

- Human resources, skills and training

- Place and infrastructure

- Communication, PR, digital and social media media

- Business and strategic planning and risk management

- Environmental issues

If you are interested in joining the board, we are keen to speak to you!


Please do apply by sending you CV and a covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., stating why you’d like to join the board of Visit Northumberland and which of the skills you could bring to the board. We will ask those who best meet the skills we are looking for to come along to a board meeting for an informal discussion.

We will then follow this up with a more formal discussion should we all wish to take the appointment further.

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