Stratford-upon-Avon BID Manager

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: £35 - £40k depending on experience
Application Deadline: 14.06.21

A Business Improvement District (BID) is a defined geographic area within which businesses opt (via a ballot) to provide services for their business community to support improvements to the overall trading environment in which they all operate.

The Stratford upon Avon Business Improvement District (BID) was formed as Stratforward Ltd in April 2009. The BID is now well established and in its third 5-year BID term.


  • Lead the organisation, internally and externally.
  • Proactively seek opportunities to extend the scope of delivery.
  • Build external relationships.
  • Manage any operational team to ensure effective and efficient delivery of the BID company’s objectives, as agreed by the Board.
  • Management of office and staff.
  • Work alongside and in cooperation with the Company’s management consultants (if applicable)
  • Ensure that the Chair and Directors are briefed on operational activities, (including opportunities and threats) fortnightly, either by way of face-to-face meetings, telephone calls or e-mails where necessary.
  • Provide updates on all matters of consequence to the Chair (and to the Board where appropriate).
  • Arrange for, attend and contribute to Board meetings.
  • Monitor and manage performance of the Company against the Business Plan and annual action/delivery plans.
  • Manage and/or oversee all projects delivered by the Company ensuring time and budget targets are met.
  • Promote the Company to stakeholders.
  • Ensure appropriate messages about the Company’s activities and achievements are delivered.
  • Be the operational point of contact for relevant partners, and work to coordinate the aims of the Company with other appropriate initiatives.
  • Safeguard the financial position of the BID to ensure that performance is in-line with approved budgets and cash flow forecasts.
  • Take a lead on the generation of non-core income.
  • Oversee contractual and payment arrangements in respect of appointed contractors and suppliers.
  • Identify and pursue new opportunities for extending the range, benefits and income of the Company.
  • Pursue a strategy of continuous professional development.

Note: The above list is not in order of priority, and other tasks commensurate with the grade of the post may be required of the post‐holder.

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