Closing Date 23 September 2019

Be Part of Southport's Future
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Be Part of Southport's Future

The BID Seeks an Inspirational, Innovative Leader


Job Title: Southport BID Chief Executive Officer

Salary: From £45,000

Benefits:  25 days holiday, pension contribution, 

Hours: Full time post with evening, weekend and early morning working required. 

Position: 6 month probationary period, permanent contact until the next ballot in 2024 which could lead to a further five-year term.

Accountable to: The BID Board of Directors

Reporting to: Chairman of the BID Board

Location: Southport

Application Deadline: Noon on Monday 23rd September 2019 



The BID is seeking an inspirational and innovative leader to take it on to the next stage in its growth and development. The Chief Executive Officer will combine strategic leadership with great team building and management skills. This is a unique opportunity for a successful leader to make a real impact in a high-profile role that will fundamentally influence the future of the Southport. 

A Business Improvement District (BID) is a defined area where, following a ballot, business ratepayers agreed to pay an annual mandatory levy into a fund for a fixed period of time (in Southport the second term is from November 2019 - November 2024). Southport BID is an independent, business-owned, funded-led company, which seeks to substantially improve Southport Town Centre for business by delivering a Strategic Plan created and driven by its levy payers. Every five years the business plan is reviewed and if more is to be achieved, a new business plan is voted upon by its levy payers.  



The purpose of Southport BID is to work in partnership and continually evolve to make Southport a forward-facing town through:

  • Making Southport Safer, Cleaner & Greener
  • Adding value through events 
  • Attracting and supporting business

The consultation for a BID in Southport began in 2012 and Southport BID was established on 1 Nov 2014. The BID was re-elected in June 2019 to start a new 5 year term on 1 November 2019. The current operating budget is £465k per annum, currently the area includes circa 700 hereditaments. The BID management team current comprises of 3 full time roles: Chief Executive, Marketing Officer and Administrator. The current BID Business Plan including a map of the BID activity area is available on our website here.

Please apply with your CV which must include details of how your previous experience will enable you to fulfil the job description.  Please also include a short report (no more than 2 sides of A4) showing how you will engage with Southport BID levy payers, Stakeholders and the Board of Directors.

The closing date for applications is Noon on Monday 23rd September 2019. Applications should be emailed to Sarah Rodriguez Any questions can be answered by BID Chair, Susannah Porter, on 07852 591 820. You will be informed if your application has been successful by 30th September. Interviews will be held on Friday 4th October in Southport.

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