Welcome to BIDs Scotland


Business Improvement Districts Scotland is the national organisation for BIDs in Scotland, providing support, advice and encouragement to business groups, communities and local authorities considering and developing a business improvement district.

We are now looking for The Next Generation of BIDs in Scotland so if you are a local business association, community group or local authority with ambitions for your town, city, business park, tourism area or food and drink group and want to see change and improvement then either give us a ring or drop us an email for an informal chat. If you need to find out more about BIDs in Scotland click on our You Tube link here where you will find lots of videos of people talking about BIDs and a representative selection of videos showing the work of the local BIDs.

By working together in a strong local partnership businesses can reduce costs, share risks and create new platforms for growth, contributing to the wider regeneration aspirations of the local community.

Strong local partnerships with sustainable finance, staff and an agreed plan deliver lasting positive change. 

Development grant funding of up to £20,000 is available to assist with the development of your local BID click here for further details.

We are more than happy to have an informal conversation about how the business improvement district model can help you, just get in touch!

 

Best wishes

 

Ian Davison Porter

Director   

Telephone - 0131 629 0065

Email - ian.davisonporter@bids-scotland.com

 

For matters relating to Marketing, Communications, Social Media and Administration please contact Alison MacKenzie Jones at alison@bids-scotland.com

Employment Opportunities with BIDs in Scotland

Edinburgh's West End BID 

Operations Manager - [ full job description here ]

The Operations Manager of Edinburgh’s West End Business Improvement District (BID) Company Ltd will manage the day to day running of the company and oversee events and activities to deliver the BID’s objectives. The role requires thorough engagement with private and public sectors, including establishing strong links with West End businesses, workers and residents and neighbouring BIDs.

The key objective for the BID Operations Manager will be to successfully deliver the BID Business Plan, along with its financial and strategic ambitions, eventually leading to a BID re-ballot at the end of the BID’s 5-year term. The BID Operations Manager will ensure that the BID Business Plan is delivered in a professional, transparent and cost effective manner, achieving economies of scale and added value through partner engagement and leveraging.

The role is self-employed and part-time (22.5 hours per week). Weekend and evening work is required from time to time. The BID office is based at 10 William Street and the role holder is expected to work from the office at least one day per week.

The BID Operations Manager reports into the Chair of the Board.
Salary is circa £18,000 p.a.
To apply, email CV and covering letter to chair@edinburgh-westend.co.uk by 31 August 2016.


Edinburgh's West End BID 

Marketing Executive - [ full job description here ]

The Marketing Executive of Edinburgh’s West End Business Improvement District (BID) Company Ltd will design, develop and implement the BID’s marketing plan. The BID’s marketing plan includes a schedule of key events/activities, the on-going management of a website, on-going communications with levy payers, and significant social media presence. The objectives of the BID’s marketing plan are to drive footfall to the area, encourage people to linger for longer and increase spend in the area.

The role is self-employed and part-time (15 hours per week). Weekend and evening work is required from time to time. The BID office is based at 10 William Street and the role holder is expected to work from the office at least one day per week.
The BID Marketing Executive reports into the BID Operations Manager and will have resource available to support events from time to time.
Salary circa £8,000 per annum
To apply, email CV and covering letter to chair@edinburgh-westend.co.uk by 31 August 2016.   

 

  BIDs Scotland is happy to advertise employment opportunities or situations wanted for BIDs, town, city, place management and urban regeneration roles free of charge and these will be circulated to our members. Please email Alison MacKenzie Jones at alison@bids-scotland.com

Each recruitment advertisement will be circulated via a BIDS eflyer to all members highlighting your vacancy. The eflyers will also be linked to the BIDS websites where additional job details and requirements can be made available for download. All listings, amendments and eflyers are free of charge.

 

Helping to Build Stronger Communities in Scotland

Many of the business improvement districts now in operation are not only working with their local businesses, but also working with local groups, community councils and other local interest groups to bring about improvement through collective effort, reducing duplication and improving delivery at a local level, bringing about positive change.

Read the National Review of BIDs in Scotland to find out what a business improvement district can deliver for local businesses and the community, or learn about different types of partnership working.