We are currently in the process of recruiting for a dedicated Westminster BIDs Coordinator role to act as the single-point of council at the City Council for all of our BIDs. The role will form part of the Council’s Business & Enterprise service on a 24-month fixed-term contract.
Salary range: £37,653 – £41,472 per annum. Salary is negotiable depending on experience.
Work location: Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, SW13 6QP
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Temporary up to 24 months
Vetting requirements: Standard DBS Check
Closing date: 17 April 2023
Contact details for an informal discussion: Rachel Thevanesan, Business Support Programme Manager, 07548953514, or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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As a Coordinator working with Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) across Westminster, you can make your own powerful contribution to boosting the local economy and enhancing communities. Joining our Business & Enterprise team, and reporting to the Business Support Programme Manager, you’ll be a key point of contact for the 17 BIDs within the city and will foster strong and collaborative working relationships with key strategic partners and all council departments.
BIDs generate hundreds of millions of pounds of extra investment that is plugged into improving local areas and supporting businesses. With an evolving BID landscape and being home to the highest number of BIDs compared to anywhere else in the country, this exciting role will focus on harnessing the strong partnerships with our BIDs, and will act as the council’s dedicated point of contact for all Westminster BIDs. You’ll support with the coordination of BID ballot processes, handle queries from BIDs and their members and escalate them to relevant council departments, lead on the coordination and development of the WCC and BIDs framework, facilitate planning proposals, and ensure our BIDs continue to deliver meaningful outcomes for Westminster’s communities in partnership with the City Council. This is fast-paced, evolving area of the council’s work that helps to drive local economic growth. You could be part of it.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
You’re likely to have a solid track-record of establishing and building partnerships and productive working relationships across government and commerce. Your knowledge of economic development or business support should include a good understanding of the contemporary business and enterprise landscape, including the economic challenges and barriers to growth that are currently facing businesses. Significant experience of dealing with BIDs and BID ballot processes are essential, as well as a good understanding of Westminster’s diverse business base. A good grounding in project management is essential to success, and you’re likely to have some experience of event management and the preparation of reports.
What We Offer:
Westminster is an amazing place. We are home to over 250,000 residents from all backgrounds, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people work in Westminster. Westminster City Council’s strategy is to work towards a Fairer Westminster. A Fairer Westminster is one in which our communities are at the heart of our decision-making and help to determine the city’s future. By working directly with our communities and other partners, we can build a more inclusive city that celebrates our diverse communities, and where residents, workers and visitors from all backgrounds will feel welcome and safe.
At Westminster City Council, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive workplace and employer of choice. We encourage and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that, at all levels, represents the communities we serve. We champion equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, has a sense of belonging and is empowered to be their best, that is the Westminster Way. To find out more about how we do this visit https://www.westminster.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health-strategy-policies-and-reports/equality-duties
As a forward-thinking Council we appreciate that people work in different ways, therefore our staff benefit from working a range of flexible working patterns as well as Agile working.
The Council is a Disability Confident Employer. If you have declared a disability in your application, we guarantee an interview if you meet the essential criteria of the job. If you are invited for interview, you will be asked if you need any reasonable adjustments in order to attend, and we will make these wherever possible.