BID Manager – Keighley Town Centre

Salary: £30,000 – £38,000 pa

Fixed Term Contract until 30th November 2028, extension subject to funding.

40 hours per week including some evenings and weekends.

Office base: Keighley

“Delivering our future vision for Keighley Town Centre”

Do you have what it takes to create change?

  • We are seeking a passionate, determined and resilient individual to lead the delivery of the Keighley BID and play an important role in the future development of Keighley Town Centre.
  • The successful candidate will be supported by an enthusiastic and committed Board of local businesses and will be instrumental in unleashing the potential of Keighley Town Centre through investing BID funds back into the town.



  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Project management – a proven track record of delivering on time and on budget.
  • The ability to think creatively and strategically.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • A self-starter who is comfortable to work on their own initiative.
  • A team player who can successfully work with local businesses, community organisations and key partners at Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Keighley Town Council and the Keighley Towns Fund to create a real measurable impact for Keighley.
  • Work to and with a Board of Directors to deliver the aims of the BID.



  • Previous experience of working with other BIDs or Place Management.
  • A track record of successful fund-raising.
  • Experience of applying for public and charitable/trust grant money.
  • Familiarity and expertise with social media and other forms of marketing.
  • Experience of working in a Community Interest Community (CIC) and the reporting requirements associated with CICs.
  • Knowledge/experience of using Sage accountancy software.


The successful candidate will lead the creation of a new business-led partnership, managing relationships with partners, stakeholders, clients and suppliers to deliver the aims and objectives of the Keighley Town Centre Business Improvement District vision (a copy of which can be found at

The role is brand new, and an exciting opportunity to get involved with the project right from its inception.  You will be working to raise the profile of the town centre through a clear marketing and communications strategy. You will raise further investment, including through grant applications.

You will liaise with partners to deliver place-based events and festivals, delivering image and safety enhancement projects that improve the consumer/visitor experience, providing business support opportunities to companies/organisations located in the town centre, and attracting new inward investment.

We are looking for someone with a passion and tenacity for delivering results, excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, and the ability to use their initiative and work flexibly.

How to Apply: Email [email protected] with a covering letter setting out your experience, skills and capability to deliver the role along with a copy of your CV.

Closing Date:  12 noon Monday 27 May 2024

Interview Date: Week Commencing Monday 10 June 2024


To receive regular updates about the project or if you have any questions for the Keighley BID Board email:
[email protected]

01535 872193