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Wakefield BID is Recruiting a Chief Executive

Deadline for Applications:  Thursday 29th February 2024

Wakefield BID - Chief Executive

Full time in Wakefield City Centre

Salary £50-60K depending on experience.

Pension and benefits


 

Wakefield Business Improvement District

Wakefield BID started in 2017 to bring in £1.5m of investment into the centre of the city and was successfully renewed into its second term in 2021.  The current term is 2022-2027.


Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Wakefield BID Board are looking to recruit a new Chief Executive to lead the BID and deliver its ambitious business plan. 


Role Overview
You will be responsible for leading and growing a small team to deliver the objectives in the business plan with an investment of over £220k pa.  Working collaboratively, creating partnerships, and supporting the levy paying businesses, you will need to be nimble and adaptable to a variety of working environments.  A person with a passion for place, strong commitment, and a desire to bring people together for collective good would be ideal for this role.  The BID is still relatively new and there are many opportunities for a Chief Executive with flair and creativity to take Wakefield BID to the next level, creating new income steams and harnessing the enthusiasm of stakeholders.

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Essential Requirements
•    An excellent communicator
•    Strong experience of managing and working to a board
•    Strong budget and project management skills
•    Ability to work flexibly to deliver the business plan.
•    Strong leader who can galvanise stakeholders at all levels.
•    Ability to develop staff and delegate effectively. 
•    Strong management skills in instructing third parties who work on behalf of the BID.
•    A creative and thoughtful person, who plans well and is prepared to try new initiatives.
•    A leader not a follower who has a proven history of success.

Desirable 
•    An understanding of operational issues in a city centre, e.g. Crime Partnerships, running events, health & safety.
•    An understanding of Wakefield, its history, and the current opportunities.
•    Previous experience of running a Business Improvement District or Place Partnership
•    Previous experience of running a renewal ballot
•    A professional BID or Place qualification

Further information www.wakefieldbid.co.uk

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To Apply
Please send your CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to andrew@orangemaid.com.  If you would like an informal telephone discussion before applying, please call Andrew on 0796 007 4311.

Written applications can be made to:
FAO Andrew Cooper
Wakefield BID
Ground Floor, Wakefield One,
Burton Street,
Wakefield 
WF1 2EB

Closing date 29th February 2024

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