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Chief Executive | Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID)

We are looking for a strategic leader who can help unlock the full potential of Nottingham.

  • Location: Nottingham
  • Salary: Competitive with benefits (part-time or flexible working considered)

Who we are:

Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID) is one of the largest BIDs in the country with over 800 members. We operate as a business-led, not-for-profit organisation, working hard to build a better Nottingham. The BID has an annual income of over £1m per year.

Our Mission: Building a Better Nottingham, Together. 

Our Vision: Our ambition is to build a better Nottingham by collaborating and supporting some of the upcoming large-scale projects happening in the city to help champion Nottingham as a first choice city for shopping, leisure, work and study.

Our members: Are the dynamic businesses and organisations in the retail, leisure, office, and education sectors within a defined area of Nottingham city centre – the BID Zone.

This is a critical and exciting time to join Nottingham BID, as many businesses and organisations will be looking for relevant support at such a challenging time of recovery. We now want to help our members rebuild the retail, leisure and office sectors that enrich our communities and bring our city to life.

We also know that we have many entrepreneurial small businesses that have significant opportunities to grow, some of the UK’s largest businesses with major operations locally and a constant stream of highly skilled and ambitious young people full of ideas.

Who we are looking for

To help us unlock the potential of Nottingham we need a Chief Executive who will provide inspirational and courageous leadership and continued financial sustainability to realise our vision for Nottingham BID. You will be an ambassador for Nottingham and will work effectively with a broad range of stakeholders building strong relationships and partnerships to enhance and promote the city.

You will bring an entrepreneurial mindset to innovate and influence the profile of our city, and the energy to drive positive impact through challenging external factors. You will be supported by a committed board of directors and a high-performing team who are all committed to the BID and city.

We do not expect you to have experience of working within a BID previously, but you will need to bring a strong track record of creating successful place-based growth, working in partnership and with a strong sense of values and collaboration. You will be a natural communicator and team player with the gravitas to influence and impact at a high level in the city, region and beyond.

Nottingham is a diverse and vibrant city, and we are proud that Nottingham BID has an inclusive team of staff and Directors which reflects our community.  We are keen to encourage all people to consider this opportunity, especially those from underrepresented backgrounds in leadership.

The Board are open to candidates seeking full-time or part time working arrangements.

If you are inspired by this opportunity to lead Nottingham BID, we encourage you to contact our recruitment partners at Peridot Partners for an informal conversation:

Bill Yuksel | bill@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07801 897063

Liz Holderness | liz@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07872 031079

Closing date: 9am, Monday 5th July 2021

If you would like to know more about this role please contact Bill Yuksel

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About Nottingham BID

A Business Improvement District (BID) is an organisation which delivers a range of projects and activities in consultation with businesses within a defined geographic area.

Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID) was formed in 2012, following the merger of the city’s retail and leisure BIDs. We are one of the largest BIDs in the country with over 800 members and the first BID in the UK to have successfully renewed our funding for a further term of five years during the Covid Pandemic. This overwhelming support of businesses in Nottingham puts an incredible act of faith in us, especially as so many of our members have been some of the hardest hit during this time.

Our Journey so far:

Following on from the success of gaining a third term at such a pivotal time, Nottingham BID will be at the forefront of recovery, supporting both the well-known businesses and independent businesses at the heart of the city which make Nottingham so diverse. The BID recognises the significance of both recovery and long-term investment, and therefore has formulated an ambitious strategic plan, which moves beyond short-term interventions and into long-term investment into the progression of the city.

Building upon the success of our previous terms, and with the extension of our BID Zone, our new strategy focuses on four key areas: Promoted City, Managed City, Working City, and Independent City – which we believe will help us ‘Build a Better Nottingham, Together.’

Some of the initiatives we have delivered:

In our previous terms, we have been the force behind a number of successful initiatives such as Light Night, Halloween Trail, The Big Lunch, Cask Ale Trails, The Magnificent Spiegeltent and The Wise Owl Walk – all of which have helped to create a vibrant range of experiences for our diverse local community and beyond.

We have also worked hard to ensure Nottingham is a safe and welcoming city centre environment, through projects such as the Street Ambassadors, Street Pastors, Best Bar None, Purple Flag scheme and Grot Spot Cleansing.

Nottingham BID Area

COVID-19:

As the city prepares to re-open, Nottingham BID will be at the forefront of recovery.

We will support businesses in adapting to a new way of working following the COVID-19 outbreak, promoting a safe exit from lockdown and identifying the next steps required to shape the long-term recovery of the city centre.

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    If you would like an informal conversation about the role you can contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

    Bill Yuksel | bill@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07801 897063

    Liz Holderness | liz@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07872 031079

    To apply, please submit a CV and a supporting statement (a maximum of two sides of A4). The supporting statement should outline your suitability against the role and responsibilities and an explanation why the role is of interest and relevant to you.

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    Timetable

    Closing date: 9am, Monday 5th July 2021
    First interview: Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th & Thursday 22nd July 2021
    Final interview: w/c Monday 9th August 2021

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