Vacancy for a BID Director


Graeme Curry of the Pot Spot who has been a loyal and amazing contributor along with his wife Laurina to the success of Brighouse both for their many years of contribution to the BBI and the successful running of the events and more recently as a Director of Brighouse BID. You may have seen on social media that they have decided to retire. We would like to thank Graeme and Laurina for their contribution and wish them both a very happy retirement. This has left a vacancy for a new Director for the BID.

Brighouse BID Limited is incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee and is governed by a Board of volunteer Directors chosen from levy-paying businesses in the BID area. The make-up of the Board will be proportionate to and representative of the types and numbers of businesses paying the BID levy. Directors take account of the interests of all levy payers and not just those of their business sector or geographical area.

The majority of the Board come from private-sector organisations and the Board is chaired by a private-sector member. Board members have no financial gain from their membership.

 BID Board Skills Mix

Between them, the directors on the board should bring a good mix of skills, including, but not limited to:

  • Financial and commercial
  • Project management
  • Marketing and PR
  • Management of the public realm
  • Knowledge/experience of one or more of the business sectors in the BID area

We’d especially love to hear from businesses in the industrial sector, hair & beauty, supermarkets and the night-time economy sectors.

If you are motivated and innovative with a keen interest in shaping Brighouse’s future, we’d love to hear from you.

What are the responsibilities of the BID Board?

Brighouse BID is led by a Board of volunteer directors from levy payers within Brighouse BID boundary and one representative from the Conservative and Unionist Group Party in the Brighouse Ward. The responsibilities of the BID Board are to:

  • To positively promote the BID to its levy payers and other stakeholders
  • To develop and promote the objectives in line with the 5-year business plan
  • To oversee the delivery of the business plan
  • To ensure the BID company meets all its financial, legal and employment responsibilities
  • To elect a Chairperson and other directors
  • To manage the renewal ballot at the end of each term

What do directors do?

Meetings will normally be held in the town centre and most board meetings are held early evenings on a weekday.

We are looking for applications for volunteer directors who can:

  • Attend Board meetings to make key decisions and set the strategic priorities for BID activity
  • Be a positive influence at board meetings, communicating well with fellow board members and acting as an ambassador for the BID and the town centre when such opportunities arise
  • Make decisions based on the evidence presented to them to benefit all the levy payers
  • Be contactable and be in a position to make decisions outside meetings and have the ability to read and understand sometimes complex subject matter, make decisions and comment appropriately

How do I apply?

To apply, you must be a levy payer within the Brighouse BID boundary and we welcome all applications. It is a non-paid/voluntary position and requires around 10 hours per month contribution of time to attend meetings and help the Marketing team deliver the business plan. At the moment we are very much focused on recovery plans and how we can support businesses through this crisis, and once we are through the other side, we will be able to resume our plans for Brighouse. If you would like to be considered, please email info@brighousebid.co.uk with a paragraph or two about how you feel you could contribute to our aims and objectives.

Closing date: Tuesday 25th August 2020 at 5 pm

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