Thirty eight people applied for the role of Manager Tourism & Events Manager with Kiama Council.
“I’ve been very pleased with the experience of the people who have applied for the role,” says Councillor Matt Brown. “It was hard to cut them down to a shortlist.”
Council is to assume the tourism responsibilities formerly undertaken by Kiama Tourism from 30 June.
Given it is unlikely the new Manager will have started by then, as an interim measure all employees of Kiama Tourism have been offered four month contracts with Council.
“This will give the new manager time to assess the situation and determine the best structure to move forward,” says Cllr Brown. “The staff will then have the opportunity to apply for the new roles that are created.”