WANTED: Town Centre Manager for our Portas Pilot


Market Rasen – Town Manager

Part-time 16 hours per week

Fixed Term – 12 months, with a view to extending subject to funding.

Location: Market Rasen [office tbc]

Job Description

Purpose: To manage and co-ordinate activities of Market Rasen Business
Improvement Group that will:

  1. Improve the appearance of the town
  2. Increase shopper footfall
  3. Develop the Town’s public profile
  4. Encourage inward investment in Market Rasen

You will work with the elected Board of Market Rasen Business Improvement
Group CIC to drive forward a programme of town transformation, with funds
secured as one of the first 12 winners of the government’s Portas Pilot Scheme.

This role offers challenges of project management, communications management
and event management in equal measure. It is a unique opportunity to drive
forward an innovative initiative that will enjoy high public profile, in a town
where your impact will be both visible and valued.

Role & Responsibilities

  • To co-ordinate Town Tidy-up activities
  • To liaise with members in person, by phone and email on all initiatives
  • To administer BIG Markets activities (currently 1 per month) including distribution of promotions, trader booking management, answering queries, collecting payment and collating proof of insurances
  • To act as ‘Market Manager’ on BIG market dates, allocating pitches, trader support, H&S, ensuring compliance to market rules and regulations
  • To lead Apprentices / Admin support as required by Market Rasen Business Improvement Group.
  • To maintain BIG database including details for: members, supporters & volunteers, media contacts, general enquiries
  • To liaise with Market Rasen Town Council on Markets and meetings as required
  • To co-ordinate member and trader training and development programme, including events bookings, catering and management, promotions and hosting duties
  • To field incoming MR BIG media enquiries, distribute press releases and organise media events as required
  • To support MR BIG fundraising activities, including letter writing, attending meetings and liaising with commercial partners and other sponsors
  • Attendance and minute taking at MR BIG meetings (out of hours)
  • Basic financial management and reporting against budget, including tendering of services and PO management. (All spend to be approved by MR BIG board director)
  • Oversee day to day management of MR BIG retail units and supporting young entrepreneurs in development of their businesses

Hear ye! Hear ye! Market Rasen Town Centre Manager vacancy now open!

Person Specification


  • Accomplished administrator with skills including Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel
  • Experienced manager of people and processes with an approachable and helpful style
  • Comfortable managing outcomes where multiple stakeholders are involved
  • Hands-on on experience of managing finances
  • Articulate verbal communicator with good writing skills
  • Confident presenting ideas in a group situation
  • Ability to work to a brief, even when challenged


  • Experienced in marketing and communications management
  • Exposure to the demands of retail trading
  • Knowledge of the Lincolnshire economy


  • This is a part-time role with some flexibility on working patterns