Job: Head of Bayspace

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We are excited to announce our newest vacancy; Head of Bayspace.

This role provides an exciting and one-of-a-kind opportunity to create collaboratively over the introduction of operational processes for the newly-converted enterprise building, in preparation for its formal opening in 2022.

In its stunning setting with panoramic views across St Ives Bay, harbour and town, Bayspace will inspire creativity, connection with the local community and provide opportunities for both start-ups and well-established businesses.

With an array of contemporary facilities, such as; meeting spaces, hot desks, fixed desks, enterprise project office, permanent office facilities and social and café spaces, there is a wealth of operational process in the development pipeline – a chance to bring ideas and creativity to the table for the collaborative development of these processes and to help build upon secure foundations as Bayspace evolves in unison with innovators, entrepreneurs, communities and partners.

The Head of Bayspace will share and embrace our vision. With the ability to portray the Bayspace ethos through their input into the creation of an exciting schedule of events, workshops, training, social and wellbeing opportunities for members, business and community groups, students and partners.

Business Development

  • In conjunction with the senior team, set up and establish business operations for Bayspace, coordinating with stakeholders and contractors to meet target timescales.
  • Continuously assess and align service provisions to meet the needs of our stakeholders and local community, through building relationships across all areas of the local economy.
  • Recognise and embrace the opportunities that St Ives provides to support the local economy in the development of business, community and wellbeing opportunities.
  • Bring forward new ideas to create collaboratively a consistently evolving, innovative and inclusive programme of events, networking opportunities and community engagement projects.
  • Collaboratively build budget framework and autonomously oversee weekly/monthly financial performance, to successfully monitor, meet and maintain financial budgets and targets.
  • Generate sustainable revenue streams through collaborative creation of membership initiatives, and utilisation of Bayspace’s unique communal, event and meeting facilities.

Operations

  • Accountability for the leadership and management of centre facilities for the smooth day-to-day running of Bayspace and associated events.
  • Enthusiastically approach and autonomously manage varying priorities within the hub and across multiple stakeholder groups in order to identify and deliver resolutions.
  • Understand and work with colleagues to implement ideas for sustainability in both business and the environment.
  • Account for the best use of financial resources within the running of Bayspace and its associated events, ensuring all budget and procurement processes are functional and successfully implemented.
  • Ensure steps are in place to identify effectively and take appropriate action to minimise financial risks.

Line Management

  • Assist with the recruitment and set up of the Bayspace staff team, with full regard and understanding of fair recruitment and selection practices.
  • Pro-actively line manage the Bayspace team through effective leadership, coaching strategies, and undertaking of timely and compliant people processes.
  • Support the identification and oversee the implementation of relevant development opportunities to align the skills of the Bayspace team to the overall business ethos and objectives.

Personal Attributes

We are looking for a candidate who has a personable, friendly, and confidently approachable demeanor with the ability to build relationships across a diverse range of the community and business.

This requires effective communication skills; verbally, in writing and through online platforms such as virtual conferencing.  As well as a positive and pro-active outlook, with an inquisitive mind to creatively facilitate new opportunities to assist in the growth of the hub and in turn maximise revenue potential.

You will be highly organised with an eye for detail and the agility to think critically in seeking and reporting back on ideas for operational development.

Skills and Experience

  • Operational experience in event and venue space planning and management of successful events (including marketing and communications).
  • General knowledge of business start-ups, business incubation facilities, social enterprise, co-working and hybrid directions, with an understanding of possible priorities.
  • Awareness of digital development opportunities.
  • Competence in the use of computing and technical applications.
  • Financial acumen in understanding and managing budgets.
  • Leadership of harmonious and pro-active staff teams.
  • Competent knowledge of St Ives and locally surrounding areas and an awareness of our stakeholders and probable partners, including local and entrepreneurial communities.

Hours, Salary and Benefits;

Full time: 37.5 hours per week (weekday and weekend rota)

Flexibility: A degree of flexibility to working times may be available and is open to discussion.

Salary: £40,000 + incremental increase

Generous annual holiday: 30 days, plus 8 bank holidays.

Attractive full benefits package to be confirmed upon interview.

To apply for this position, please go to: www.bayspace-stives.com/careers

We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity, and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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