Waterfront Manager and Chief Executive - Plymouth Waterfront Partnership

Location: Plymouth
Job Type: Fixed term until March 2022
Salary: Competitive
Application Deadline: 11/06/20

Purpose of the role:

To provide strategic and operational management for the Plymouth Waterfront BID, engaging with key stakeholders, including business levy payers, local authority, emergency services, community and charity organisations. You will be responsible to the BID Board for the delivery of the business plan, the renewal of the Waterfront BID for a third term and to manage contract delivery against SLA’s, KPI’s and budgets. As BID Manager you will also identify opportunities for the betterment of the BID area and report these to the Board.

Primary Responsibilities:

1.    To lead the organisation, internally and externally.

2.    Proactively seek opportunities to add value to BID delivery and build external relationships.

3.    Manage operations team to ensure effective and efficient delivery of the Company’s objectives, as agreed by the Board.

4.    Ensure management of BID assets, finances and staff is conducted in accordance with any Company approved management systems and protocols.

5.    Ensure that the Chair and Directors are briefed on operational activities (including opportunities and threats), either by way of face-to-face meetings, telephone calls or e-mails where necessary.

6.    Provide regular updates on all matters of consequence to the Chair (and to the Board where appropriate).

7.    Formally support manage corporate governance processes including Board and advisory group meetings

8.    Monitor and manage performance of the Company against overall Business Plan and annual action/delivery plans ensuring budget targets are met.

9.    Be the operational point of contact for relevant partners, and work to coordinate the aims of the Company with key city partners and stakeholders.

10. Safeguard the financial position of the BID to ensure that performance is in line with approved budgets and cash flow forecasts. 

11. Oversee contractual and payment arrangements in respect of appointed contractors and suppliers.

12. Implement a communications strategy which incorporates engagement with stakeholders and consumers in partnership with other key city partners.

13. Identify and pursue new opportunities for extending the range, benefits and income of the Company.

14. Maintain the Plymouth Waterfront BID contacts and BID voters database.

15. Lead the renewal process of the Plymouth Waterfront BID to a third term (2022-2027). 

16. 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.

Person characteristics:

This role requires the ability to handle detailed information, balance multiple tasks and respond quickly to business situations and be able to work within a changing environment.

Team Player:
Work cooperatively and in partnership with others to set goals, resolve problems and make decisions that enhance the effectiveness of the business and wider city objectives.

Ethically focused:
The BID Manager needs to demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour at all times. This person will regularly be invited to attend social events representing the BID at evenings and weekends.

Positively influence others, demonstrate good listening skills, humility and the ability to accept social diversity.

Decision making:
The BID Manager needs to support the business by quickly assessing situations as to their importance, risks and urgency and lead the business by making clear and timely decisions in the best interests of the organisation.

General information:
· All staff are responsible for his/her own health and safety and ensuring that any employees within the team adhere to the company's Health and Safety policy ensuring that the company's Health and Safety policy is enforced within all areas of responsibility ensuring safe working practice.

 · All staff are required to positively support equality of opportunity and equity of treatment to colleagues and students in accordance with the organisation’s Equality and Diversity Policy.

· All staff are responsible for carrying out appropriate communication and information sharing.

· Contracted Hours: The role is a fixed term contract, working full time 40 hours per week with flexibility required on working hours.

· Some limited national travel may be required (at the Company’s expense) for operational and training purposes, this may include infrequent overnight stays.

· Located in Plymouth

View the full job specification here.

To apply for this post please forward your CV and covering letter to:
Email: Patrick.knight@plymouth.gov.uk 
Please clearly state in the subject line ‘Job Application for Waterfront BID Manager and CEO position’.

If you wish, you can also contact us by post.

Plymouth Waterfront Partnership,
Ballard House,
West Hoe Road,

Applications must be received by close of play: 11th June 2020