Ilkley BID is recruiting a full-time BID Manager

Job Description and Person Specification

Ilkley Business Improvement District Manager

Job title: Ilkley Business Improvement District (BID) Manager.

Employer: Ilkley BID Limited.

Responsible to: Ilkley BID Board of Directors.

Reporting to: Chair of the BID Board.

Responsible for: Ilkley BID team, consultants and contractors.

Duration: Fixed term, from 1st June 2024 until 31st May 2029 (Probationary period of six months). Possible extension beyond this point, subject to a successful renewal ballot.

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, with regular flexible working required, to include evening, weekend and occasional bank holidays to meet the requirements of the BID.

Holiday entitlement: 25 days per year, plus public holidays (8 days per year)

Salary: Between £40,000 and £42,000pa (based on 37.5 hours per week) depending on experience, with eligibility for a contributory pension scheme in accordance with current regulations.

Location: Ilkley town centre and other locations required to deliver the BID Business Plan. This is an Ilkley office-based role.

Ilkley BID Manager Job Description

Job purpose and key responsibilities

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To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter to by 5pm on Friday 19th April. Interviews will take place week commencing 22nd / 29th April and all applicants should include availability for interview within these timescales in their application.

The selection process will consist of an interview (panel), and a short presentation (5 – 10 minutes) on ‘Linking to the Ilkley BID Business Plan, what would the first 100 days look like if you were successful?’.

A relevant police check will be carried out post acceptance of offer (Safeguarding compliance).

If you have any queries about this post, please email
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the current manager, Helen Rhodes –

Pillar 1
Marketing the Town

Pillar 2
One Voice

Pillar 3
Clean & Attractive

Pillar 4
Business Support