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For Cardiff is Recruiting a Place Management Manager (Maternity Cover)

Start Date:  Mid April 2024

For Cardiff: Place Management Manager (Maternity Cover)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday (occasional evening work may be required)
Based: FOR Cardiff offices, 7 St. Andrew’s Crescent, Cardiff, CF10 3DA
Salary: £35,000 plus bonus of up to 4% of salary related to performance against set KPIs (pro rata)
Annual Leave: 25 days plus bank holidays
Term: Maternity Cover
Responsible to: CEO


Job Purpose

FOR Cardiff is one of the biggest Business Improvement District’s (BID) in the UK with over 700 business members from sectors varying from hospitality, retail to offices. As a result, the demands for us to provide excellent place management are crucial and an essential part of our overall offering to the city and our businesses.

The Place Management Manager will lead the place management programme ensuring that key projects such as the cleansing team and night marshals remain as an exemplar, as well as forging forward with newer initiatives in the recycling and greening space for the benefit of FOR Cardiff’s members and users of the city centre.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage the Place Management workstream programme and budget including development and delivery of annual plan that aligns with the FOR Cardiff vision and strategy and delivers value to our members.

  • Managing the Place Management working group ensuring a strong membership and skill set spread from member businesses representatives.

  • Reporting on the Place Management Workstream to the SLT and Board.

  • Management of the cleansing team and night marshal contract ensuring it is adhered to, reported on and remains a good return on investment.

  • Work with the Business Crime Reduction Manager on the city-wide responses to ASB and other crime related initiatives.

  • Provide solutions to the challenges facing businesses when it comes to engaging with net zero and reducing carbon emissions across business operations.

  • Work with colleagues and procured partners, coordinating the business support, trainings and events for clean and green initiatives.

  • Collaborate with partners and organisations like the Night Forum to coordinate an organised response to the challenges facing the city and businesses in the nighttime economy.

  • Explore opportunities to develop the programme, either directly coordinated or through partnerships.

  • To manage the procured partners and contractors delivering the project, ensuring the project runs on time and within budget.

  • Explore opportunities to raise additional funding.

Personal Specification

  • A creative thinker with demonstrable experience of bringing forward innovative solutions to challenges.

  • Able to communicate professionally and confidently to a range of stakeholders.

  • A strong team player with experience of partnership working. 

  • Appreciation of the challenges and opportunities facing cities and Wales.  

  • Knowledge of issues facing cities ranging from operational to government  

  • Initiative-taking and self-motivated, ability to prioritise own workload and to work to tight deadlines. 

  • Interest in Cardiff as an area to live, work and visit. 

Relevant Experience & Qualifications

  • Evident of experience managing complex projects and reporting at a Board level 

  • Project/operations management, business planning and budget management skills. 

  • An understanding of Business Improvement Districts, local and central government and their structures and relationships.

To Apply

To apply for this position please send a cover letter explaining your suitability for the role and your CV to Self-employed/ contractor proposals will also be considered. Start date is mid April.

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