for the Torbay, Retail & Tourism Business Improvement District (BID)
Torbay (South Devon)
Up to £30,000pa
Full time position
Torbay in South Devon is home to the main towns of Torquay, Babbacombe, Paignton and Brixham. With the added benefit of a stunning coast and countryside its offer is wide ranging for residents and tourist alike. Shopping alongside a developing cultural and events calendar, and all year round holidays mean that it is one of the UK’s foremost destinations.
BIDs are a major new initiative to the UK. Originating in the USA and Canada, the prime aim is to give the business community greater influence in their location, to determine projects that they consider will improve their destination and which they will ultimately manage and deliver through the formation of a BID. BID projects seek to improve footfall, investment and help improve the economic, environmental and social vibrancy of an area.
You will lead a major consultation exercise to establish the requirements and priorities of businesses, help develop the BID Business Plan, lead the ballot process and all other phases to securing a BID. In essence, you will be the champion for the BID, the front face of the initiative and will need to be 100 % committed to the process.
You will be self-motivated, task orientated with a passion to succeed. You will need excellent interpersonal and communication skills, tact and diplomacy, project management experience and ideally have an insight into sales and marketing. You will need to juggle a variety of tasks and work well under pressure. The post will be demanding but varied, with scope for personal development. It is a new and exciting post and is not a job for the fainthearted.
A flexible attitude to working hours is required. If successful, there is the opportunity to develop your career in this new and expanding field. An excellent support network will be available as well.
Interested? For more information call Mo Aswat, The Mosaic Partnership on 07789792454 or send your CV with a brief letter of application to firstname.lastname@example.org
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 17 October 2014