Project Co-ordinator (Business Crime Partnership) - Wolverhampton BID

Location: Wolverhampton
Job Type: Permanent Position, 40 hours per week
Salary: £26,000 to £28,700 DOE
Application Deadline: 5pm on Friday 26th, August 2022


Working pattern: Monday to Friday (Weekend and Bank Holiday working will be required for special events)

Wolverhampton BID is Private Limited Company funded by City Centre businesses to deliver improvements and projects within the city centre BID area. Originally established in 2015 by a successful business ballot, the BID is now in its second 5-year term delivering all of the activities as set out in its 2020 - 2025 business plan. The purpose of Wolverhampton BID is to deliver a thriving city centre, support its business community and providing a clean, safe and welcoming city – day and night. One service delivered by the BID is the Business Crime Reduction Partnership which is central to ensuring a safe and welcoming city centre.

We are looking for a Project Coordinator to work as part of our busy, small team and specifically to manage the Wolverhampton City Centre Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP).

Business Crime Reduction Partnerships (BCRP) are partnerships that work collaboratively to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour which affects businesses, their employees, customers and the community. Through the BCRP we gather intelligence and enable effective information sharing for the prevention of crime and disorder. The conduct of the partnership and its members is regulated in order to ensure that partnerships carry out their functions legally and must demonstrate due diligence.

The Project Coordinator will work alongside both the private and public sector organisations to support the BID Director by ensuring the proper management of the Business Crime Reduction Partnership. Key aspects of the role are as follows:

  • Maintaining a strong understanding of the BID / BCRP’s role in supporting a safe and welcoming city centre.
  • Understanding the nature of the Business Improvement District’s role amongst other city centre stakeholders.
  • Building strong and effective relationships with the city centre business community to understand the impact of business crime and anti-social behaviour.
  • Manage the effective, daily use of the radio link scheme and overseeing its administration. Managing the contract with the radio link provider, to increase the number of radio link users that will in turn increase revenue to help fund this role.
  • Promotion and management of the DISC crime reporting app, including daily updates of information/intelligence and production of monthly lists of users for monitoring and use of the system ensuring compliance with GDPR.
  • Attendance at City Centre Tasking meeting to coordinate city centre issues across both the private and public sector with issues related to ASB and crime prevention.
  • Coordination of CCTV officer’s role, monitoring data and ensuring compliance with GDPR regulations.
  • Coordinate and facilitate pubwatch meetings by providing administration, support and planning for the group with regard Barred from one Barred from all and other initiatives e.g. Ask Angela for a thriving night time economy. This aspect includes minute taking.
  • Actively seeking updates on policy changes, legislation and best practice across all of the above including Public safety, Police Statements and Information Sharing etc.
  • Ensuring positive relationships with WMP city centre Inspector and neighbourhood police teams for crime prevention and reducing ASB.
  • Attending as a member of the NABCP regular meetings and maintain awareness of and implement good practice shared through the NABCP whilst working towards NABCP accreditation.
  • Support the coordination of the Late Night Safe Haven service for administration of the project, budgetary reports, staffing and reporting mechanisms.
  • Night Guardians service planning, coordination of intelligence/information between Police/CCTV/Radio Logs and businesses from information received from the Night Guardians.
  • Represent the BID / BCP at the Rough Sleeping Partnership Meetings and Begging Citywide Taskforce to support people out of homelessness and assist the reduction of begging and ASB.
  • Keeping abreast of city centre environmental issues, coordinating walkabouts with council officials, ward councillors to address any issues arising from general rubbish, waste bins and graffiti
  • Alternative Giving coordination and progression of all aspects of the charity, regulations with the charity commission, managing administration of the board of Trustees charity and banking procedures.
  • Support to BID Director and team in organising events, support around security and radio link coordination.
  • To set up a Friends of the City Centre Volunteer Group to assist the BID on identified projects in need of support around gardening, planting and general maintenance.
  • A willingness to be involved in other BID projects, events and initiatives.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate individual who will work as a team and collaborate with our partners to bring meaningful change for the businesses within the city centre BID area.

You will be interested in delivering positive outcomes for businesses across the city centre. You will have knowledge of policing, business crime and ASB environments as well as experience of providing good business and administration support in a pressured environment. Business administration qualifications are not essential but will be an asset, and it will be helpful for you to have experience of working with a range of customers, stakeholders at all levels and partner agencies. A good knowledge of the city centre would be an advantage.

Why you should work for us:

You will be welcomed by talented colleagues who work as a small but effective team. Working in our office offers professional satisfaction as well as the opportunity to make a real difference to the businesses within the city centre. It will provide stimulating professional interest and challenge. Against this complex backdrop you will work with integrity, leading and working collaboratively with others on behalf of Wolverhampton BID. (Wolverhampton BID is subject to successful BID renewal in 2025).

Person Specification:

  • Good communicator– essential in establishing strong working partnerships.
  • Experience in delivering crime reduction initiatives.
  • Always working with professionalism and integrity.
  • Proven ability to establish creditability and build strong relationships with all partner agencies in a business crime reduction environment.
  • Clear understanding of the role of the Business Improvement District (BID) and Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP)
  • Understanding the importance and being responsible for the GDPR compliance specific to the business crime reduction role.
  • Awareness of criminal and civil law particularly relevant to ASB, street and retail crime.
  • Ability to multi-task whilst maintaining high standards.
  • A strong passion for a thriving Wolverhampton City Centre.
  • Team player with the ability to enthuse, inspire and motivate.
  • Experience in city centre retail, leisure with an established understanding of business crime issues and/or security.

Due to the nature of the role all candidates will be required to be CRB checked and references will be sought.

To apply for the position please send your CV and a covering letter indicating your suitability to the role to cherry@wolverhamptonbid.co.uk.

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday 26th August 2022.

Shortlisting will take place on week commencing 29th August and interviews will be held during the weeks commencing 5th or 12th September 2022.

For further information about the role please contact Shaun Boyce (1st to 12th August) via shaun@wolverhamptonbid.co.uk or 019092 710903 or Wolverhampton BID’s Managing Director Cherry Shine from 15th August onwards via 01902 710903 / 07800 713455 or via email at cherry@wolverhamptonbid.co.uk.