Newcastle-under-Lyme BID Manager

Responsible to: Newcastle-under-Lyme BID Board of Directors

Reporting to: Chair of the BID Board

Position:  Fixed term until Sept 2020 (Probationary period of three months)

Salary: £competitive - dependent upon experience. Get in contact for more details.

Hours of work: 40 hours per week. Some evening and weekend working is required.

(The Employee may be required to work such hours outside normal hours of employment as the Employer considers necessary to meet the needs of the business)

Location: Newcastle-under-Lyme BID area

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Project Manager in the Newcastle-under-Lyme Business Improvement District. The successful applicant will be accountable for the delivery of projects for a Business Improvement District (BID) Business Plan. This will be done by developing strong relationships with businesses, and partners (both public and private sector, creating project plans, coordinating activity and ensuring effective delivery to achieve the objectives.

CANDIDATE: The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to develop productive relationships. A structured approach to their work, be able to operate as part of a small team and be self-motivated to work on their own initiative. The ability to thrive in a fast paced environment and be experienced in managing multiple projects concurrently, and have confidence in managing changing requirements, able to action rapid impact analysis and make recommendations.

Experience in town centres, BID management or economic regeneration is desirable, though not essential for high quality applicants

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MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

Work closely with and develop strong working relationships with partner organisations, agencies and stakeholders across the town with whom the BID relies for delivery of its business plan.

Communicate effectively with businesses, agencies, statutory and local authorities to gain support and commitment to the delivery of the BID business plan.

Identify projects for delivery against the BID Business Plan objectives, prepare project plans, understand critical paths. Directly deliver projects and, as a project manager, work with suppliers and businesses to support and enable this project delivery.

Develop working groups of stakeholders to engage them in the project delivery of the BID, providing a lead as chair of these meetings, structuring agendas, recording notes and coordinating resulting actions and activity. Coordinate the production and distribution of publications and promotion such as leaflets, newsletters, press releases and digital media.

Monitor project delivery and budgets and report progress and project plans.

Represent the BID at appropriate events, meetings and forums.

Able to manage and motivate a small team including the Newcastle BID Ambassadors who will provide a key BID presence on the streets.

Key experience essential for the role:

  • Must have proven experience of responsibility for end to end project delivery.
  • A structured and planned approach with attention to detail.
    Previous experience of managing staff.
  • Outstanding stakeholder relationship skills (internal and external) are essential.
  • Excellent standard of spoken & written English
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent desirable
  • You will be able to prioritise and plan your own workload and be happy to work flexibly when required.
  • Excellent IT Skills

Does this sound like you?

Any person wishing to apply should email amy.williams@visitnewcastleunderlyme.co.uk your CV and a covering letter stating why you are interested in and suited to this role

If you would like an informal conversation about the opportunity ahead of applying please call Matt Taylor on 07866 442584

Please put Newcastle-under-Lyme BID Manager and your name in the email subject

Closing date for applications: Friday 7th April

Interviews will be held on 20th / 21st April