Join MR BIG’s BOARD & make Portas Pilot really work for Market Rasen

Want to become more involved in MR BIG?

Over the next few weeks, we’re creating the Community Interest Company (CIC) structure to drive forward the plans that we laid down in our Portas Pilot bid. The structure and reporting that the Company will give us will be important in making sure we realise our vision and manage our funds in a transparent and accountable way.

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! MR BIG wants Market Rasen's Best Business Brains on the Board! (Photo from our May Pop up Market, by Push Creativity)

We would like to see a Company Board appointed by members, bringing together a good representation of our business membership profile (trader and non trader) with the right mix of skills to effectively manage our resources and deliver our project plans.

With this in mind, we are inviting people to step forward and volunteer for the roles listed below. To be clear (as volunteers) board members will be unpaid. We plan to profile board members on this blog with a photo and short bio. To qualify as a board member, you must be a Market Rasen business person and you must be registered with MR BIG. If you are not yet registered, please click through to our registration form to do this now. 

The roles we are looking to fill are as follows:

Finance & Fundraising – for accounting, reporting and approaching sponsors

Property & Commercial – for buildings related matters and financial sustainability

Town Tidy Up Champion – to drive projects that deliver visible improvements to the way or Town looks

Markets Co-ordinator – to deliver BIG market events

Sustainable Shopping Co-ordinator – to direct the activity of our pop-up shop and any other retail-focused projects

HR, Training & Development Co-ordinator – to deliver a programme of training and development for members and any people management responsibilities for the company

Marketing – to drive marketing and promotions associated with specific projects

Publicity & Social Media – to manage MR BIG’s profile in the press and on-line

Membership Liaison (traders) – to ensure traders views are represented and projects are delivered for and by traders

Membership Liaison (non-traders) – to ensure the views of non-trader business members are fully represented and projects are delivered for and by non-trader members

Community and Culture co-ordinator – to ensure MR BIG connects and works with broader community groups, non-business volunteers and arts groups

Events co-ordinator – to take care of logistics and organisation of BIG events

If you are interested in a specific role, click through to our contact form to tell us which role you’d like to be considered for. Alternatively call Sara Scott on 07912 644968 or Richard Hallsworth on 07976 165452 to find our more and register your interest. The closing date to express an interest in a role is Friday the 22nd June. 

Please note – that if any roles are not filled, responsbilities may be doubled up.
Once the Board is formed a Chair and Company Secretary will be voted on by appointed Directors from amongst Board Members.

Our Portas bid includes funds for a Town Centre Manager (this is a paid-for role). We will be advertising this shortly and all members will be notified. We expect this person to report to the Board, once appointed.

Key Dates to Diary

All business members are invited to a formal open meeting on Monday the 18th. This meeting will be devoted to reviewing MR BIG’s vision, progress and plans for the future. We’d really like all members to attend this meeting and we are hoping that our dedicated representative from the Government will be joining us on that date to discuss our Portas Pilot.

Following that on Tuesday 26th June, 7pm will be a session where members elect their Board. Voting can be done by proxy for anyone who cannot attend on the night, details to follow.

Both these meetings will be at the Holy Rood Schoolroom, King Street, Market Rasen, LN8 3BB. Ample parking to the rear. Tea & coffee will be provided.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED WITH MR BIG

REGISTER your interest in what we are doing as a local business, market trader, individual or community group. Follow these links to

Register as a Market Rasen Business

Register as a Market Trader

Register as a local organisation or community group

Register as an individual

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