Closing Date 16 October 2017

BID Project Manager
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BID Project Manager

The post is full time (37.5 hrs per week) for twelve months initially and is based in Coleraine Town Centre.

Salary: up to £30,000 p.a. with potential bonus.

Job Description

The BID Project Manager, under the direction of the Coleraine BID Task Group, will manage and help lead a process to achieve a successful outcome to the BID [Business Improvement District] campaign. This will involve substantial direct engagement with a wide range of town centre businesses and organisations to articulate their ideas into an ambitious BID Business Plan. The Project Manager will also need to ensure that the Business Plan is robust enough to achieve a successful outcome at the BID Ballot. 

The BID Project Manager will focus predominately in creating a positive climate for consultation, effective project management, proposal development & communication. The post holder will be responsible for developing and managing a positive response to the BID Business Plan and subsequent campaign. The success of the campaign will be judged by securing of a simple majority vote in its favour at a consequent ballot of all eligible businesses.

Key Responsibilities


1. Office management.
2. First point of contact.
3. Advise & maintain contact network.
4. Provision of high quality management information.
5. Arrangement of meetings, venues, equipment.
6. Maintenance of high quality data filing & records system.
7. Organise distribution & collection of BID material.


Under the direction of the Coleraine BID Task Group, the guidance of NI BIDs Company and in line with the Principles of BID development will have responsibility for overall project management including:

1. Day to day implementation of the project timetables/tasks.
2. Development & implementation of market research/consultation.
3. Development of formal BID documentation e.g. baseline & operating agreements.
4. Development of the BID business plan.
5. Development & implementation of PR, marketing, communication & promotional campaign.
6. Attendance & participation in training sessions relating to the post.

Other tasks designated by the BID Task Team and/or Project Chair.

Person Specification

Personality Type:

  • An organised individual, entrepreneurial approach with well-developed verbal & interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to deal with a range of individuals & organisations. 
  • Ideally be able to generate confidence & trust. 
  • A strong character who is personable, trustworthy and acts with integrity and honesty. 
  • A common sense approach and open to all opinions. 
  • Self-motivated individual who is task orientated and driven to succeed. 


  • Ability to understand tasks quickly and undertake same with minimum supervision. 
  • Ability to work in a high pressure situation across a variety of tasks. 
  • A non-combative and pragmatic style. 
  • Comfortable with flexible working. 
  • Focus on customer service. 
  • Self-starter who can work unsupervised but can also take a role in a not for profit team.
  • Open to positive suggestion and sufficiently flexible, adaptable and innovative in seeking different solutions to similar issues in order to achieve a successful outcome. 

Other Skills:

  • Essential to be conversant with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access & PowerPoint.


  • Degree standard preferable.


  • Professional experience in one or more of the following would be an advantage; retail, sales, marketing, project management, promotion or business management. 
  • Use of initiative, innovation and personality to achieve success through persuasion and demonstrating passion for the task in hand. 
  • Familiarisation with Local Government processes and the concept of Place Management may be an advantage. 
  • Political understanding and sensitivity across a range of tasks. 

SEND CV to Ian Donaghey, Chair Coleraine Town Team via email

Closing date is 12noon Monday 16th October 2017