Commercial & Marketing Director
Commercial & Marketing Manager
Up to £45k
Kingston upon Thames
2.5 million and counting! That’s how many more visitors to Kingston upon Thames we at Kingstonfirst have brought to the area in the last 7 years. Now we’ve even bigger plans. We want to increase visitors and grow our income significantly this year and we’re looking for a skilled, commercially astute marketer to join us and help shape how we get there.
Kingstonfirst is the UK’s first Business Improvement District. We are tasked by local businesses to deliver local improvements to enhance their trading environment. Everything we do aims to make Kingston a better place for people to visit, work and live. From cleaner and safer streets to increasing footfall and delivering an experience that encourages visitors to return, our small team of 15 work hard to add value.
Operating at senior management level you’ll manage a small team, win the support of stakeholders, increase direct sales and critically, help our Chief Executive develop and implement the right strategies. We’ll look to you to identify new commercial opportunities and drive growth through developing relationships with interested groups from the local council to key sponsors. You’ll have direct responsibility for our marketing, events,
visitor and relationship management programmes and take the lead on all aspects of economic development. You’ll also drive continuous improvement throughout the organisation.
Having worked in a similar senior level role you are experienced at operating strategically and are comfortable delivering operational projects. With expertise in developing and delivering marketing and sales activities you’re already familiar with visitor management practices and ACT. A successful team leader and contract manager, your background means you’ll quickly master the organisational, budget and time management aspects of the job, and bring your innovative thinking skills to bear on its challenges.
If you love the flexibility of working in a small team environment make your presence felt in an organisation that will appreciate your skills.
Closing Date: 13th March 2013
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