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Kingston First are looking to recruit a Place Manager

The BID foundation members, Kingston First, are one most established Business Improvement Districts in England. They formed in 2005 and following a successful ballot in 2020 they are now in their fourth term continuing their work to make Kingston the best it can be for both businesses and visitors.

As the BID continues to develop, they have an exciting opportunity to join the team on a full-time basis as a Place Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and managing a range of projects, services and partnership initiatives which improve the town centre’s streets and spaces for our members and the town’s visitors. The postholder will manage the Ancient Market Place, as the civic heart of the town centre. The role combines project delivery, service management and relationship development to evolve the quality of the experience people have in Kingston. Additionally, the postholder will have responsibility for building and maintaining partnerships with Kingston First’s members, Kingston Council officers, stakeholders and relevant industry networks to progress our public realm related organisational goals.

Full details of the job and role responsibilities can be downloaded here

For more information about the work of Kingston First please visit their website

If you would like to apply for this position with Kingston First send your CV and a cover letter (no more than 2 A4 sides for each document) outlining your suitability for the position to Kirsten Henly, Chief Executive,( For an informal conversation about the role please email Kirsten directly to arrange a call.


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Formed in 2006, the Institute of Place Management is the international professional body that supports people committed to developing, managing and making places better.

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