The Neighbourhoods Division is responsible for Birmingham’s Neighbourhood Advice, Neighbourhood Development, Cultural Development, Sport & Leisure, Community and Wellbeing Centres and Events. We operate a combined model of directly and externally managed services and these are delivered through various forms such as partnerships, community infrastructure, contracts with external parties, commissioned delivery etc.
Birmingham is a city with over 70 local centres and 12 Business Improvement Districts and a multitude of partners across a range of sectors.
The post will bring strategic direction to our portfolio of high streets and local centres and importantly develop both the City Councils policy approach to partnership working and innovative thinking to High Street Improvement, supporting both recovery and resilience.
Key to this is overseeing the councils responsibilities with regards to Business Improvement Districts The role will also lead on the central government initiatives focused on high streets and town centres including supporting Future High Streets Fund proposals.
A key part of the role will include liaising with existing partnerships at a local level as well as working across the City with regional partners and stakeholders. This is a new role reflecting the importance attached to this agenda – and experience and knowledge in both Business Improvement Districts and Regeneration policy and delivery will be vital.
In this role you will lead on the relationships with the Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) across Birmingham and act as a strategic partner between stakeholders. You will also work with stakeholders to design, lead and deliver all work relating to BIDs which will include advice, budget management, contract negotiation, contract management, and ballot and re-ballot processes. Policy knowledge on High Streets and experience of regeneration schemes are also vital to the role.