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BID Assistant Manager


A BID is a defined geographic area within which businesses opt (via a ballot) to provide services for their business community to support improvements to the overall trading environment in which they all operate.


BID Assistant Manager


BID Manager


  • Supporting in the delivery of the BID Business Plan.
  • Working with all partners in the promotion of Dorking.
  • Supporting and attending all events working alongside the BID Manager.
  • Assisting with the day-to-day communication with levy payers.
  • Completing monthly reports for the board of Directors and levy payers.
  • Attending levy payer engagement meetings when required, BID Board meetings, and subgroup meetings. 
  • Managing and updating the database of levy payers.
  • Executing the social media strategy.
  • Supporting in the production of all marketing material.
  • Ensure all events are promoted and presented on social media platforms. 


To provide support to the Dorking BID Manager by engaging with key stakeholders, including levy payers, non-levy papers within the BID area, Public Authorities, Borough and County Councils, community and charity organizations. To deliver the marketing and communications strategy in line with the BID Business plan.


  • Support the organization, internally and externally.
  • Proactively seek opportunities to extend the scope of delivery; build external relationships.
  • To support in the effective and efficient delivery of the Company’s objectives, as agreed by the Board.
  • Work alongside and in cooperation with the Company’s consultants. 
  • Ensure that the BID Manager is briefed on operational activities, (including opportunities and threats) weekly/fortnightly, either by way of face-to-face meetings, telephone calls or e-mails where necessary.
  • Provide updates on all matters of consequence to the BID Manager (and to the Board where appropriate).
  • To attend, support, and contribute to Board meetings.
  • To attend, support, and contribute to all events.
  • To support the performance of the Company against overall Business Plan and annual action/delivery plans. 
  • To support all projects delivered by the Company ensuring time and budget targets are met.
  • Promote the Company to stakeholders.
  • To ensure the appropriate messages about the Company’s activities and achievements are delivered.
  • Be the operational point of contact for relevant partners and work to coordinate the aims of the Company with other appropriate initiatives.
  • Safeguard the financial position of the BID to ensure that performance is in line with approved budgets and cash flow forecasts.
  • Pursue a strategy of continuing professional development.
  • Maintain regular and suitable communication using the most relevant communication channels to the correct parties for each hereditament within the BID area.
  • Support the outputs of appropriate agencies to deliver the Company’s literature production, advertising and other marketing requirements.
  • Maximize promotions, events and activities via relevant social media channels engaging with appropriate levy payers, stakeholders and potential customers to maximize awareness and participation.
  • Liaise with the BID Manager to ensure joined-up campaigns and activities to maximize levy payer benefits and assist with coordination, preparation and communication for events and conferences, attending where required.
Note: The above list is not in order of priority, and other tasks commensurate with the grade of the post may be required of the post‐holder. 



  • Evidence of commercial acumen and experience of small business management.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision under the leadership of a BID Manger.
  • Ability to work with professionalism and integrity at all times.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to handle complex information.
  • Flexible working including some out of hours.
  • Experience in event management and delivery.
  • Content management experience.
  • Proficient in ICT packages, word processing, email, internet use, spreadsheets, databases, and digital communications platforms.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task whilst maintaining high standards.
  • Excellent prioritization and time management skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, with communication of activities back to the BID manager.
  • Ability to work with professionalism and integrity at all times.
  • Willingness and ability to follow operational procedures, as dictated by the Company.
  • A positive “can do” approach, the ability to be innovative, and flexibility to meet the demands of a changing environment.
  • Experience in marketing with a track record of running campaigns and programmes.
  • Experience in media relations activity including building relationships with media outlets, writing press releases and responding to inquiries.
  • Outstanding communications and customer service skills.
  • Excellent copy writing skills.
  • Up to date knowledge of social media and its existing trends including how it can be used to build a project’s profile.


  • Knowledge of Dorking and BIDs.
  • Degree level education (or equivalent) or an appropriate professional qualification in a relevant discipline. 
  • Visual presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of political and economic conditions of retail, leisure and licensed businesses. 
  • Project management experience.
  • Good knowledge of Dorking town centre. 
  • Passionate about Dorking.
  • Experience in working with databases.
  • Marketing qualification.

References will be required from successful candidates.


Player Adaptability

This role requires the ability to handle detailed information, balance multiple tasks and respond quickly to business situations and be able to work within a changing environment. 

Team Player

Work cooperatively with others to set goals, resolve problems and make decisions that enhance the effectiveness of the business. 

Ethically Focussed

The BID Assistant Manager needs to demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour at all times. This person will regularly be invited to attend social events representing the BID at evenings and weekends.  


Positively influence others, demonstrate good listening skills, humility, and the ability to accept social diversity.  

Decision Making

The BID Assistant Manager needs to support the business and staff by quickly assessing situations as to their importance, risks, and urgency and lead the business by making clear and timely decisions in the best interests of the organisation. 



Contracted Hours:

The role is a fixed term contract until 31st March 2022 working full-time 35 hours per week with flexibility required on working hours. The renewal of this contract will depend on the BID Ballot in March 2022. 

Some limited national travel may be required (at the company’s expense) for operational and training purposes, this may include infrequent overnight stays.


Dorking town centre.

How to apply:

Please email your CV and cover letter to


Dorking Museum



 Dorking Museum’s Collection Care Team is looking to recruit a volunteer Curator to take over an existing role.  The Museum has a large and varied collection of artefacts that represent all aspects of the history and heritage of the Dorking area.  These range from the prehistoric to the modern and from large to very small items, many of which require careful research, handling and storage.  The team ensures that the Museum’s collection is stored, interpreted, and preserved to relevant standards and that objects are understood through exhibitions, publications, events and presentations.  


The volunteer Curator role requires someone who is enthusiastic and has good communication skills.  They should be willing to learn about museum databases and procedures while having a good understanding of the IT needed.  The role involves identifying and recording items, dealing with quarantine and storage, organising loans and dealing with enquiries.  The team works closely with colleagues in archives, education, exhibitions, fundraising and marketing, whilst advising Visitor Assistants on object handling and procedure.  In addition, they may conduct research, and help to train the Museum’s volunteers and Visitor Assistants.  

Training for the role will be given, but an understanding and appreciation of the curatorial role and museum environment is an asset.


Part time

Weekly hours


Company address

DORKING MUSEUM, 62 West St. Dorking, RH4 1BS

Start Date


Salary N/A

Closing date of application N/A

Send covering letter and CV to quoting Curator Role

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