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ADVISORY BOARD VACANCY

Bristol City Centre BID is seeking two new advisory board members.

27/03/2024

The BID is seeking two new advisory board members from within the City Centre BID area, one to represent retail and one to represent hospitality. These key voluntary roles are vital in supporting the BID in delivering its business plan and advocating for their sector, whilst also providing a great opportunity for personal development. 

 

PURPOSE OF THE ADVISORY BOARD

The aim of the Bristol City Centre BID Advisory Board is to oversee and monitor the delivery of the City Centre BID as outlined in the 2022-2027 Business plan.

The Advisory Board meets quarterly to oversee and monitor the strategic direction and financial management of the BID.  They are responsible for ensuring that the BID operates as part of a wider community and in the public interest.

The Board represents the interests of all levy payers and advocates for them on strategic issues. It provides expert advice and guidance, establishes best practice, and agrees and monitors performance measures.

Representation on the Board is open to all levy payers and the allocation of seats is proportionate with the aggregated BID levy contribution of each business sector.


The Board has 15 voting members made up of the following sector representatives:

Office (inc. educational, council, hospitals, police): 6
Leisure and Hospitality (inc. bars, restaurants, attractions, hotels): 4
Retail and Personal Care (inc. hairdressers, beauty, spa): 2
Other (inc. car parking areas, vacant units): 3

For further information, please see the Bristol City Centre BID Advisory Board Terms of Reference.

 

THE ROLE

Some experience of working within teams or management groups at a leadership or influencing level will be required.

A knowledge or strong interest in at least one of the main four themes is preferred:

  • Enhancing: Delivering projects that attract investment, and talent, create a cleaner, greener, and more attractive city centre, bringing residents, employees, and visitors back into the heart of our city. See our enhancing projects here.
  • Promoting: A collaborative approach to delivering innovative campaigns, events, activations, and communications to promote Bristol. Celebrating everything that makes Bristol a special place to work, study and live. See our promoting projects here.
  • Protecting: Investing to reduce, challenge and raise awareness on crime and antisocial behaviour to protect city centre businesses, visitors, and residents both day and night. See our protecting projects here.
  • Supporting: Acting as a single point of contact to represent levy payers, leverage investment, influence strategy and support the business community. See our supporting projects here.

 

What we’re looking for:

  • Applications are welcome from all levels within the relevant sectors, managerial experience would be advantageous
  • Someone who can commit to attending 4 board meetings per  year that will last up to two hours

 

The main requirements will be to:

  • Represent the interests of all BID levy payers.
  • Advise and guide the BID team on projects and issues.
  • Advocate for levy payers on strategic issues.
  • Challenge BID team and others where appropriate.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance.
  • Establish best practice and bring new ideas to the group meetings.
  • Positively support the BID manager and team and encourage success.
  • Identify and help shape solutions to issues that face the BID area.
  • Advise on improvements to BID projects where appropriate.
  • Agree and monitor performance measures for the the BID.

 

APPLICATIONS TO BECOME A BID BOARD MEMBER

BID Advisory Board members will be selected by the Head of BID and the BID Advisory Board chair for an initial period of 3 years.

To apply, please prepare a short written statement and send to vicky@bristolcitycentrebid.co.uk, before 29th April being sure to:

  • Demonstrate how you would provide strategic level input and feedback into discussions
  • Exemplify your interest in / experience of at least one of our four key themes
  • Showcase what experience and ideas you could bring to the role

 

We believe in equal opportunity and prize diversity as a strength. We know that our diversity is what makes our business work for everyone, so we encourage applications from different communities. We welcome people of all race, ethnicity, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or any other protected status to join our team

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