Bournemouth Coastal BID is Hiring

With the retirement of the current incumbent, the Bournemouth Coastal Business Improvement District (BID) is looking to recruit a new BID Manager.

The Coastal BID was one of two BIDs which campaigned and were voted through at the same time in Bournemouth.  The Town Centre BID is a separate legal entity, with its own staff and Business Plan.  The two BIDs share an office above the Burlington Arcade in central Bournemouth.

The Coastal BID was voted through in 2012 to deliver on four specific projects:

  • Marketing Bournemouth to staying visitors during the off- season
  • Helping to make Bournemouth a more eventful town
  • Promoting Boscombe, Southbourne and Westbourne
  • Working to make businesses within the BID area more profitable

A copy of the Business Plan is available on the Coastal BID website.

The BID is in the third year of a five year term.  It currently employs two people – the BID Manager and a Business Support Executive.  It is anticipated that the newly created post of Events Promotion Executive will be filled early in the new year.

The BID has successfully run five off-season campaigns and supported a number of new events both in the town centre and in the three coastal villages (Boscombe, Southbourne and Westbourne.  It has good relations with the trading groups in these areas.  The BID Manager also represents the BID on a number of influential stakeholder groups within the town.

The incoming BID Manager will be expected to maintain the profile of the Coastal BID within the local business community as the organisation moves towards the re-ballot in 2016/17.  The successful candidate will play a key role in organising and leading the campaign to get the Coastal BID voted through for a second term.


Annual salary:  £40,000
Annual holiday entitlement: 28 days, including statutory bank holidays
Working week: 40 hours.  No paid overtime.  TOIL re weekend working
Pension: Currently no provision for a company pension scheme

Recruitment process
The post will be advertised at the beginning of January 2015.  Applications should be sent to the The Chairman, Bournemouth Coastal BID, 3rd Floor, Burlington House, Burlington Arcade, St Peter’s Road, Bournemouth BH1 2HZ ( to arrive by 5.30pm on Friday 30 January 2015.  (Preferred method of application is by email.)

Your application should include your CV together with a letter briefly outlining why you are applying for this post.

Short listed applicants will be invited to an interview in early February 2015.