Sidcup Partners Ltd - BID Manager

Location: Sidcup Town Centre
Job Type: Part Time
Salary: £31,000 to £41,000 pro-rata DOE
Application Deadline: 12th December 2022


Sidcup is a vibrant town in South London with a developing evening economy. A new cinema and library are currently under construction in the heart of the town centre. A range of Independent retailers sit beside the multi nationals.

The current BID manager retires in March 2023 and the BID board are looking for a BID manager to help them to deliver the business plan in what will be the remaining four years of Sidcup’s second term.


Reporting to:
Sidcup Partners Ltd BID Board

Job Purpose:
To manage day-to-day delivery of the BID projects set out in the Sidcup Partners Ltd Business Plan or as agreed with the Sidcup Partners Ltd BID Board.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Working to the agreed annual business plan and in conjunction with the BID Board, to deliver all the projects allocated for the period successfully, safely, on time and within budget.
  • To support the promotion of Sidcup according to the agreed marketing plan.
  • To manage the updates to the Website and social media platforms with current and relevant information.
  • To ensure records of projects are up to date to enable all BID activities to be monitored and evaluated.
  • To provide regular and timely information to levy payers about the projects and activities of the BID including regular newsletters and contribute to the annual report.
  • To help create a strong collective voice for BID members and act as an advocate for the BID and a point of contact for the levy payers. This will require regular visits to the BID Businesses.
  • To inform and liaise with non-levy paying stakeholders about the BID projects to ensure their smooth delivery.
  • To generate additional income for the BID from trading activities sponsorship, services or grant funding.
  • To manage the provision of services to the BID Board, to include arranging Board meetings including the AGM and any other general activities the BID Board deem necessary to ensure the smooth running of the BID.
  • To manage the BID office on a day-to-day basis, dealing with post, telephone and email messages and monitoring social media feeds, managing mailshots and keeping a record of relevant PR activity.
  • To manage and ensure accurate and timely financial records are kept of income, expenditure and VAT to facilitate the preparation of budgets, cash flow forecasts, monthly and annual accounts and returns.
  • To manage booking of events and street activity and to process payments and invoices as necessary.
  • To be the main point of contact for The Local Authority.
  • To monitor the local authorities performance against the agreed criteria in the Operating and Baseline agreements and raise issues for resolution as appropriate.
  • To draft The Companies policies and procedures for approval by the board and keep updated as the need arises.
  • To ensure adherence to the Companies Policies and Procedures.
  • To manage and motivate the Administrator, set targets and conduct annual appraisals.

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Proven experience working in a commercial and/or retail environment.
  • Experience of successful project management and delivery in a town centre context.
  • Experience of financial record keeping and reporting.
  • Understanding and experience of health and safety requirements in relation to outdoor events.
  • Experience of complex and varied stakeholder management.
  • Knowledge of how local authorities operate.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Good communication and networking skills.
  • Good interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organisation skills.
  • Ability to deliver projects to SMART criteria.
  • Competent use of the following: Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point
  • Ability to work under pressure to exacting financial and time constraints.
  • High level of professional and personal integrity.
  • Able to work evenings and weekends as required by the role.
  • Educated to degree level or relevant experience in town centre project management.

Benefits:

  • Salary subject to experience £31k to £41K pro-rata.
  • Part-time based on 24hrs per week, these hours can be worked flexibly subject to board approval. There is a requirement at times to work evenings and weekends (this to be taken as TOIL).
  • Holiday entitlement is 5 weeks including bank holidays pro-rata 17 days.
  • Automatic enrolment into a Nest pension.
  • Attendance of ATCM, British BIDs and relevant Industry forums training and conferences is encouraged to gain an in-depth knowledge and best practice in BID activity and management.

CVs are to be returned to D Price d.price@mertoncourtprep.co.uk by Monday 12th December and interviews will take place by a panel w/c 16th January 2023.