Business Development and Marketing Intern with Transport for Tongue (T4T)

One of the main villages on the north coast of Sutherland, Tongue lies on the eastern side of the Kyle of Tongue, a large sea inlet which extends from Tongue Bay inland for about six miles.

Location: Tongue by Lairg, Sutherland, Highlands
£7.85 p/hour, 30 hours per week for 8 weeks
Immediate start

Transport for Tongue (T4T) is a non-profit distributing Community Transport organisation providing a comprehensive range of transport services to a cluster of villages in the remote and rural area on the north coast of mainland Scotland. They have a fleet of 4 vehicles which they hire out when not required to provide core services. T4T deliver 5 public service routes connecting communities with the nearest rail link (Lairg) and city (Inverness). They also provide a door-to-door service enabling residents to access local services and amenities.

Transport for Tongue are in the process of developing an additional route which will require a targeted marketing strategy as well as marketing current routes and services. To help them to achieve this they wish to employ a graduate intern. In this role you will work on T4T’s business development plan with the aim of increasing the uptake of services.

Specific tasks in this role will include:
• Liaising with businesses both within and outwith the area to promote T4T’s integrated transport provision.
• Developing mutually beneficial partnerships with local on-route businesses to encourage more people to travel
• Identifying and promote opportunities to increase the numbers of full-fare paying passengers
• Developing strategies to increase positive engagement with younger members of the community
• Playing an active role in updating and developing the company’s online presence, including Facebook and the website
• Raising the company profile locally and across the broader Highland communities


The ideal candidate will have a background in marketing or sales with an interest in, or experience of, the leisure and tourism industry. Previous experience of producing multimedia content would be highly desirable. Local knowledge of the North West Highlands and Inverness would be useful.

Well organised and self-motivated you will be confident working on your own initiative and as part of a team. Excellent verbal and written communication skills plus a confident telephone manner are essential for this role. Candidates should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, particularly Outlook and Word.

A full UK driving licence is essential for this role (a vehicle will be provided when necessary).

Advice on temporary accommodation options in the local are can be advised on if you are not from the local area….


Closing date for applications is 12 April 2015, 5pm.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 5pm on the closing date. State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.
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This Adopt an Intern funded internship has been made possible through the financial support of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) with match funding from the Scottish Government.  It is part of a "Business Growth Programme" supporting the third sector, micro businesses and SMEs and contributes to our wider focus of boosting economic stability by investing in graduates.  These are paid, meaningful, capacity-building internships, with monitored outcomes.



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