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FOR Cardiff: CEO opportunity *apply by 22 Feb*


A fantastic opportunity to lead one of the UK’s leading Business Improvement Districts (BID) - FOR Cardiff - which is seeking an ambitious person to drive it forward.

FOR Cardiff is based in Wales’s capital city and is the 6th biggest BID in the UK. It is searching for a Chief Executive to lead the internationally award winning organisation which is in its seventh year.

Heading a team of 14, the role will be to strategically lead the delivery of the projects in the 5 year Business Plan which fall under the Enhance, Deliver and Represent headings and ensure that we deliver high quality projects demanded by our levy payers. A dynamic and forward thinking organisation which supports 1000 businesses, this is a wonderful opportunity for those currently in senior roles in placemaking or similar to make a real difference in a vibrant, fast growing, resilient city.

Matthew Davis, Director at the Institute of Place Management said:

"FOR Cardiff has had a huge impact on Cardiff through the delivery of its excellent programme, which spans public realm, local funding, business engagement, equality, and attracting people into the capital."

"This is an opportunity for a senior person with place experience, who wants to make a difference to a key UK city."

"IPM would like to place on record its thanks to outgoing CEO Adrian Field, for all his involvement and drive to influence place-based policy and practice across Wales and the UK. We look forward to the new appointment".



JOB DESCRIPTION: Chief Executive

Responsible to: Chair and Board of Directors

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday (occasional evening and weekend work may be required)

Based: FOR Cardiff offices, 7 St. Andrew’s Crescent, Cardiff, CF10 3DA

Salary: £70,000 depending on experience + KPI linked bonus of up to 4% of salary

Annual Leave: 25 days (with extra following long service starting after 3 years) plus bank holidays

Other Benefits: Optional private healthcare, (non-contractual) access to company shared Laguna Pool & Gym passes, cycle to work scheme

Term: Fixed term to November 2026 but to be renewed subject to a successful ballot outcome

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The deadline for applications is 11pm on Wednesday 22nd February and the first round of interviews is likely to take place on Tuesday 28th February.


If you feel that you are ready to take on this exciting role and are interested in finding out more please look at the attached job description and person specification as well as the website and social media accounts.

For an informal, confidential conversation please call Executive Director Adrian Field on 07956 816696.

Please send in your CV and a covering letter outlining why your skills and experience are suitable for the job based on the job description and which should be no more than 2 sides of A4 to

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