Hinckley BID Manager
Remuneration:- £36000 up to £42000 per annum based on knowledge and experience
40 hours a week (flexible)
Fixed term to the end of April 2024. Renewable from May 2024-April 2029 subject to a successful ballot to extend the BID for a fourth 5 year term
About the role
A Business Improvement District (BID) is a business-led and business-funded body formed to improve a defined commercial area and increase visitor footfall. Under Government legislation BIDs (325 across the UK) charge a levy to local businesses in return for providing services over and above the usual council provision.
Hinckley BID was first introduced in 2009 with a 5 year strategy plan to promote our town centre environment to both residents and visitors and to encourage businesses to thrive and grow. The BID is now preparing for our fourth 5 year term, having been successfully voted in on the previous 3 occasions. We go to ballot in November 2023. Following a successful ballot (the preparation of which will very much involve the new appointee) the BID Manager will be key in delivering the next 5 year business plan – reporting to the Board of the Hinckley Town Centre Partnership Ltd at monthly pre-arranged meetings.
The BID Manager is the public face of Hinckley BID, and it is essential that their small team establishes and maintains a high profile with levy payers and stakeholders at all times. With a budget of circa £180,000 annually, and through the introduction of footfall enhancing initiatives and a repeat of successful events held over the past 13 years, individual successes will need to be both proven and documented.
The current BID Manager wishes to retire after 13 years, but has asked to remain a Director of the Hinckley Town Centre Partnership Ltd as he was one of the founders. He will also support the new BID Manager for a period until the new BID Manager and the Board feel comfortable.
The appointee will be responsible to the Board of The Hinckley Town Centre Partnership Ltd.