Business Improvement District (BID) Manager
Discover Lanark is about delivering benefits to the town’s businesses and crucially, it’s about giving businesses of all sizes a uniformed voice.
Recently, the Lanark Business community backed a five-year BID. A BID is a Government supported and internationally recognised programme where businesses work in partnership with the Local Authority and other agencies to support business development of the town. Discover Lanark plan to use the levies paid by business’ plus grants and other funding streams to support a number of projects.
Lanark’s 5-year BID aims to deliver improvement through four main themes:
Our ideal candidate will have similar experience in town management. They should have experience in project management and in particular event management and brand and marketing strategy. Experience of BIDs or similar town management is essential.
Excellent networking and relationship management skills are needed to work with a diverse set of partners. The candidate must be willing and able to travel independently or access reliable transport in order to carry out the travelling requirements of the post.
As the candidate will be required to liaise with the media, experience of dealing with the media and press is desirable. Knowledge about both the private and public sector is essential, and an awareness of Scottish government and local authority economic development policy would be beneficial. Above all, we are looking for someone with passion and commitment to understanding and helping to solve community issues.
We can offer the successful will receive a salary of circa £35,000 depending on experience. There is also scope for performance based financial incentives. The successful candidate will have 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays.
If you are interested in the role, please visit the Discover Lanark page for the full job description and BID business plan. Please contact Graeme McLeish if you require further information, by telephone on 01555 665933 or by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Graeme by post or e-mail. The postal address is:
Graeme McLeish (Chair of Discover Lanark), 37-39 Wellgate, Lanark, ML11 9DS
APPLICATION DEADLINE 19th JULY 2019