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Inverurie Ltd - BID Manager

Do you want to take the lead in making Inverurie Town Centre better?

We Are Inverurie Ltd need to appoint a BID Manager to drive delivery of a £500,000 min 5 year BID Business Plan from 2017 - 2022 to benefit the local economy, local businesses and the community.


You will need to have very strong communication and organisation skills, social media, marketing experience, the ability to build strong partnerships and have previous experience of managing successful projects and events. The ability to connect with all agencies, funding bodies and 3rd parties is essential as some of the projects will be operated or funded through other organisations.


You will report to the Chairman of the Board or any other nominated Director.


Hours will be average out at 37.5 hrs per week, for a 5 year fixed term.
Salary circa £30,000 per annum depending on experience.
(The hours above WILL involve evening and weekend work depending on the projects and events being delivered.)


For more information on BIDS go to: www.bids-scotland.com


To apply, please send a CV and covering letter by 25th August 2017 to:
We Are Inverurie Ltd
Elizabeth Cobban (Company Secretary)
2-6 High Street
Inverurie
AB51 3XQ

 

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BID St Andrews are currently recruiting for two new positions; a Business Manager and a BID Administrator. The ideal candidates will be enthusiastic all-rounders who are flexible and imaginative. The roles will be based in St Andrews at the BID office at 42 South St with occasional weekend and evening work required.

To apply please read the job descriptions and person specification below. If you feel you are the ideal candidate for either role; please send a covering letter and CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Business Manager BID St Andrews

Reporting to: Chairman of the Board

Salary: Dependant on experience

Role Summary

To support the businesses of St Andrews Business Improvement District (BID) and achieve the delivery of the objectives as stated in the business plan. This will be done by liaising with and developing strong relationships with businesses, agencies, the police and the local councils, interpreting ideas into practical deliverable actions, coordinating activity, project management and communication across all levels of stakeholders. This will be a broad ranging role requiring a proactive individual with strong commercial acumen. The ideal candidate will bring experience of working within a multiple stakeholder environment, encompassing retail, property and central and local government.

Essential Functions

  • Work closely with the BID Chair and Board and represent the BID in a professional and exemplary manner at all times;
  • Develop strong working relationships with businesses, partner organisations, agencies, public and voluntary sectors, resident groups and stakeholders across the area with whom the BID relies for the successful delivery of its business plan;
  • Communicate effectively with businesses, agencies and local authorities to gain support and commitment to the delivery of the BID business plan;
  • To lead on setting the strategy for St Andrews BID for its second term and lead the BID through renewal for a second term 2020-2025;
  • To ensure the effective management of the BID Company including employment, contracts, health & safety and project management;
  • To ensure the effective management of the BID Company finances specifically liaising with the company accountant, managing the BID book keeping company and reporting monthly management accounts to the Board;
  • Work closely with the BID Operations Manager to develop key project strategy.
  • Working with the BID team, produce yearly timetable scheduling events in the BID Business Plan;
  • Working with the BID team, produce detailed proposals for each event (timelines, venues, suppliers, legal obligations, staffing and budgets);
  • Develop and monitor the KPIs relevant to the Business Plan initiatives;
  • Continue to seek further funding through private sector involvement and contributions;
  • Design and develop the BID opt-in strategy.

Person Specification

Essential knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Educated to degree level, or an equivalent professional or vocational qualification. Relevant experience will also be considered.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently
  • Previous multi-functional, operational experience
  • A result orientated, high achiever with demonstrable success in the private sector
  • An awareness, understanding, knowledge and experience of the key issues and dynamics affecting the tourism, retail, leisure, public and other sectors that have an interest in the BID area
  • Experience of dealing with the media and press
  • Proven experience in building and maintaining strong working relationships with a diverse set of partners
  • Ability to effectively present a business case to key stakeholders
  • Ability to use the variety of Microsoft Office based applications
  • Experience of financial management
  • Experience of budget management

Desirable knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Qualification in town centre management, marketing or tourism
  • Experience in marketing, event management or brand management, and have dealt with creative, design & marketing agencies
  • Having a working knowledge of company and financial legislation in relation to companies limited by guarantee
  • Working knowledge of local government processes
  • Knowledge & passion for St Andrews

Listing Expiry – 31st August however early applications are encouraged.

To apply for this job email your CV and Cover Letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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BID Administrator BID St Andrews

Reporting to: Operations Manager

Salary: £16,000 per annum pro rata

Role Summary

To support the Operations Manager and Business Manager in the day-to-day running of the BID company. Will require occasional evening (at least once a month) and weekend work (rarely).

Essential Functions

  • To manage the BID office and Community Room bookings
  • Personal assistant duties for Operations and Business Managers including organising meetings and diaries
  • Assist the Operations Manager with running Events and Projects.
  • Social Media for events – manage specific event pages.
  • General BID Social Media
  • Update BID business to consumer website listings
  • Attending and taking Board meeting minutes
  • General admin duties
  • Ad hoc duties as required

Person Specification

Essential knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Previous administrative support experience or relevant qualification
  • Smart, professional manner
  • Microsoft office experience
  • Ability to work independently and manage own work load

Desirable knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Previous experience in a BID company
  • Social media experience (although training will be available)

Listing Expiry – 31st August however early applications are encouraged.

To apply for this job email your CV and Cover Letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Business Improvement District Manager - Go Forth Stirling Business Improvement District

Go Forth Stirling Business Improvement District requires a Manager to lead the team in the development of Stirling City Centre.

Go Forth Stirling Business Improvement District represents the interests of all City Centre businesses. This position is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated Manager to lead our team and influence the future development of our City.

The successful candidate will work largely on their own initiative reporting directly to the Chair of the Board of Directors, representing Go Forth Stirling BID in its dealings with external Agencies and Funding Bodies.

Applicants must have a good business management record preferably with some experience of project management including; control of budgets, a good knowledge of modern Human Resource practices marketing skills and grant funding applications. A courteous and outgoing manner with strong interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills is essential.

Applicants must also have experience in motivating and managing a team towards agreed objectives and; have the ability to liaise with 3rd parties to achieve desired outcomes.

The salary offered will be dependent on experience.

Applications in writing with CV to:

Peter Betts
Steering Group Chair
GoForth Stirling
Unit 9-11, RFL House
Anderson Street
Dunblane FK15 9AJ

Deadline for applications – 18th August 2017

Closing Date: 30th August 2017

Please Note: Only successful applicants will be responded to.

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Job Title: BID Manager

Salary: Dependent on experience

Reporting to: BID Board via the Board Chairman

Job Function: Provide day-to-day management and leadership of Company, working in association with all city centre agencies and service providers. The Manager will ensure that the BID Business Plan is delivered in a professional, transparent and cost effective manner.

Key Job Duties and Responsibilities

1. Be accountable to the Board of Directors and undertake both operational and strategic projects to sustain the success of Go Forth Stirling Business Improvement District in line with the BID Business Plan.

2. Deliver the projects and services set out in the BID Business Plan and maintain and further develop a positive climate within which local and national business stakeholders will ultimately endorse the continuation of the BID after its initial Five year period.

3. Propose revisions to the Business Plan as necessary and prepare reports and briefing papers for the BID Board to make appropriate and informed decisions.

4. Direct and manage the BID contracts, commitments and baseline agreements in line with the BID Business Plan and formulate actions and follow up as appropriate to ensure appropriate remedial actions are taken.

5. Act as main company point of contact for all strategic, and where required, operational matters relating to the city centre.

6. Develop effective working relationships at strategic and operational level with a variety of public agencies, private sector partners, stakeholders, press and media and other interest groups.

7. Effectively manage all programmes of work identified within the BID Business Plan ensuring that interdependencies are identified and work is undertaken to appropriate time, cost and quality with available resources.

8. Measure, monitor and be proactive in improving the Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) set out in the Business Plan to the satisfaction of the Board of Directors and members.

9. Ensure the proper and effective operation and development of the company in accordance with the Memorandum and Articles of Association.

10. Pro-actively seek and secure further funding to sustain the company for the future, through a variety of sources including private sector involvement and voluntary contributions.

11. Act as the first point of contact for levy payers, within the framework of the Business Plan and the operational needs of the company.

12. Work positively and constructively with the Local Authority to ensure maximum investment and cooperation in achieving the objectives of the BID Business Plan.

13. Manage the overall budget in line with good practice financial control procedures to ensure that the projects and services are developed and delivered within the agreed budget. Monitor expenditure and advise the Board of the financial position of the company including the assistance with the preparation of company accounts.

14. Liaise and work with the other agencies and bodies in relation to the strategic development and economic growth of the business improvement district.

15. Manage Staff and Contractors and work with Partners to ensure projects and services are developed in a cost and time efficient manner. Ensure that all those involved in the company understand the contribution they make to and identify with the aims and objectives of the business improvement district.

16. Co-ordinate and manage marketing, promotional and associated events with the assistance (where necessary) of creative, design & marketing agencies to maximise impacts and outcomes. Ensure that the company is promoted positively and that the reputation of both the Company and Stirling City Centre are maintained to the highest quality.

17. Co-ordinate and manage day-to-day administration of the company including office accommodation, Board of Director meetings, and any correspondence associated with the company.

18. Maintain a website and social media to keep the businesses and the local community apprised of developments, new projects and activities of the company.

19. Work in partnership to develop and implement projects and activities relating to the town centre as agreed with the appropriate public agencies and bodies and react as appropriate to concerns and issues that may impact negatively local businesses and the town centre.

20. Comply with all necessary legislation as required.

21. Comply with Health and Safety policies, organisational statements and procedures, report any incidents/accidents/hazards and take pro-active approach to health and safety matters in order to protect both yourself and others.

22. Carry out any other reasonable activities as required by the Board of Directors.

23. Comply with the requirements of the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 in relation to Business Improvement Districts and the Regulations of 2007.

Person Specification - Minimum Desirable Criteria

1. Previous multifunctional operational business experience – a knowledge of town or city centre management is not required.

2. Demonstrable commitment to providing an exceptional customer service experience.

3. Experience of project and financial management and control.

4. Evidence of knowledge and experience of both public and private sector.

5. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing to a wide range of bodies, agencies, sectors and the local community (including ability to write clear and concise reports and presentations.)

6. An ability to prioritise and remain focused; to organise workloads of self and others with no daily supervision.

7. Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with a diverse set of partners.

8. Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

9. Ability to effectively present a business case to key stakeholders for recommending change and improvement.

10. Knowledge of legislation in relation to private companies.

11. Experience of dealing with the media and press.

12. IT skills – ability to use and adapt to a variety of Microsoft Office based and project management applications. Must be confident in using Word and Excel.

13. Experience in marketing, event management or brand management, and have dealt with creative, design and marketing agencies.

14. An awareness and understanding of key Scottish Government and Local Authority economic development policy and strategic priorities as they pertain to town and city centres.

15. An awareness of the dynamics affecting the retail, leisure, office, public and other sectors that have an interest in the city centre.

16. Ability to be able to analyse problems and adopt an innovative approach to finding solutions.

17. Be able to travel independently or access reliable transport in order to carry out the travelling requirements of the post.

18. Be able to build local capacity and entrepreneurial spirit by leading from the front.

19. Be committed to developing an understanding of community issues.

20. Be confident in driving the business forward for the benefit of members, partners and the wider regeneration aspirations of the public sector and the local community.

Office Contact
Andrew Mitchell - Vice Chair
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
T. 01786 824506
Unit 9 – 11, RFL House
Anderson Street
Dunblane FK15 9AJ

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Project Manager – Prestwick Town Business Improvement District

The following provides the job description and criteria as applicable to the position of Project Manager for the Prestwick Town - Business Improvement District (BID).

Background

The Scottish Government is supporting the development of Business Improvement Districts (“BIDs”) as a model to assist the regeneration and asset management of a town or city centre, tourism areas, business park, rural area or in any area where businesses (by sector or theme) wish to improve their trading or business environment.

A business improvement district is a means by which local businesses can work together, share risks and costs and make improvements to their trading environment, creating new platforms for growth and strengthening the local economy whilst giving businesses a voice in the future development and direction of their business area. Community led regeneration rooted in the community.  They are established following in-depth consultation with the businesses in the proposed BID area and subject to a successful ballot, raise funding to deliver projects and services of benefit to the businesses and the local community.

Following a successful ballot, a BID Company is set up to ensure that the BID Business Plan is implemented. A BID term normally lasts for a period of 5 years after which it must be renewed through a renewal ballot.

The key elements of a BID are;

  • A BID is not a substitute for central or local government investment and services but is an additional investment in projects identified by the businesses as benefitting their business area.
  • A BID involves partnership working between local businesses and the local authority, in addition to other stakeholders and public and private bodies.
  • BIDs are developed, managed and paid for by the private sector by means of a compulsory levy, which the businesses within the BID area must vote in favour of before a BID can be established.
  • A BID will only go ahead if more than a 25% turnout is achieved by number and property rateable value and more than half the businesses who vote, vote in favour by number of ballots and by rateable value of the businesses that have voted.

The proposal to seek BID status for Prestwick Town was agreed in 2017.

Funding

A BID seedcorn grant application was submitted to the Scottish Government and a £20,000 grant awarded in 2017. South Ayrshire Council has also agreed to fund £10,000 in cash and further business support.

Part of this funding will be used to fund the appointment of an individual from the private sector to lead the delivery of the project.

Timescales

It is anticipated that it will take around 15 months to develop the BID Business Plan and prepare for a ballot. The ballot is expected to be in October 2018.

Project Manager

The role of the Project Manager will be to take the lead in the development of the BID for Prestwick Town.

The post of Project Manager will be part time initially (3 days per week) however, it is to be understood that as the appointment and the BID develop more time may be required of the Project Manager to ensure a successful BID for Prestwick Town.

As part of the process there is a need to appoint an individual from the private sector to undertake the role of Project Manager in building the necessary support from the business community and liaising with the local authority and other agencies.

The main duties of the Project Manager will include:

  1. Managing all development stages of the Prestwick Town BID project culminating in the production of a business plan, arrangements for the BID ballot and the setting up of a BID company.
  2. Developing the BID program and presenting options for the definition of the BID area.
  3. Ensuring systems are in place for the future monitoring of the BID.
  4. Carrying out publicity and other project work associated with raising awareness and support for the BID within the local business community, the local community and public-sector stakeholders in Prestwick Town.
  5. Developing and maintaining effective and positive communications with all businesses in the defined area.
  6. Developing and maintaining effective communication with council staff, elected members, the community council and other statutory and local organisations to enable open dialogue during the BID development process.
  7. Research to develop knowledge and expertise and ensure best practice and best outcome.
  8. Marketing the BID including the development of a website.
  9. Liaising with the key contact/officer from the Local Authority (who will be part of the BID Steering group) on aspects of the BID and establishing support for the administration of the ballot.
  10. Liaising with the key contact/officer from the Local Authority in the setting up of the financial arrangements for the collection of the BID levy.
  11. Operating a computer system and managing the development of the BID databases.
  12. Performing any other duties and responsibilities as may be appropriate to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the BID project as directed by Prestwick BID Steering Group.
  13. At the Steering Groups discretion, attending as considered necessary, meetings and conferences associated with BIDs Scotland to ensure good practice.
  14. The requirement to work with the Project Director BIDs Scotland.

Principle Accountabilities / Key Tasks

  • Develop a viable BID Business Plan including details of identified projects, service improvements, costs, proposed structure for delivering the BID and relevant performance measures.
  • Develop and agree, with stakeholders, a timetable for the BID process with key milestones. Monitor the timetable on a regular basis.
  • Establish a BID communication strategy to facilitate effective liaison, consultation and communication with key stakeholders and acceptance of the BID proposals.
  • Develop and maintain a database with relevant details of all businesses within the BID area.
  • Develop mechanisms for the BID voting process and collection of the levy with the key contact/officer from the Local Authority (who will be part of the BID Steering Group).
  • Quantify and benchmark existing public services to ensure that BID projects and services demonstrate real additionality.

Essential Criteria

  • Evidence that they can work with several different organisations and agencies from the private and public sectors at a local and national level and have preferably an existing network of contacts in relation to BID area.
  • Evidence of a proven track record in dealing with the local business community or similar.
  • Evidence that they can begin with the advantage of intimate knowledge of local issues, businesses and politics, and would have the trust of local agencies and businesses from the beginning.
  • Evidence that they have a good level of existing knowledge of the Business Improvement District process in Scotland and how this will be applied to the development of a BID for Prestwick Town.
  • A high level of commitment and enthusiasm.

Qualifications / Skills / Knowledge

Essential:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, or with extensive work experience in relevant area• Business planning experience coupled with knowledge of Public Sector
  • Project management skills
  • Good negotiating / influencing / motivating skills
  • Able to take ownership of diverse workload
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Database management experience

Desirable:

  • Experience of partnership working
  • Marketing experience
  • Previous experience of managing a Business Improvement District process

Office

South Ayrshire Council offices within the Prestwick Area.

Professional Contacts

Liaise regularly with staff representing all public services and departments, which impact on the BID and with each BID business in the BID area.

Externally: Make contact as appropriate with appropriate suppliers of goods and services.

Health and Safety

The post holder will be responsible for his/her own health and safety in the workplace and for contributing to the maintenance of a safe environment for others employed there or visiting. He/she will comply with all relevant Health and Safety regulations and procedures within their own area of work.

Equal Opportunities

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring fair, equitable and non-discriminatory treatment of all colleagues and clients.

Remuneration

£24,000 contract - 15-month duration.

The successful applicant will be responsible for their personal tax, NI contributions and all other personal costs.

Assessment of Applications

The assessment of applications and interviews will be at the discretion of members of the Prestwick Town Steering Group.

Where possible, examples of relevant past experience should be submitted with the application.

Applications

Posted applications should be addressed as follows and sent to:

Irene Anderson
Buzzworks Holdings
132 Main Street
Prestwick
KA9 1PB

Emailed applications should be sent to:

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 by 31st July 2017

 

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Employment Opportunities 

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, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

 

BID St Andrews are currently recruiting for two new positions; a Business Manager and a BID Administrator. The ideal candidates will be enthusiastic all-rounders who are flexible and imaginative. The roles will be based in St Andrews at the BID office at 42 South St with occasional weekend and evening work required.

To apply please read the job descriptions and person specification below. If you feel you are the ideal candidate for either role; please send a covering letter and CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.