Vacancy: Development Manager
Do you have the flair and ambition to work with our Trustees and community partners to further develop the aims of Bournemouth 2026? We are a sustainable and innovative Community Trust with exciting plans for our local area and for the creative industries hub at The Old School House in Boscombe.
We want to make a positive difference and are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic Development Manager who will inspire those they engage with and bring a vibrant approach to our programme and projects.
Bournemouth 2026 Trust is an innovative local Community Development & Land Trust and is seeking to engage a Development Manager with specific skills and experience in the digital creative industries to lead the Trust forward. The Development manager will act as Chief Officer for the Trust, managing all day to day activities and future developments to provide management and administration support for its core activities.
Bournemouth 2026 was the partnership office for Bournemouth, hosted by Bournemouth Borough Council until 2012 when it became a private company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. Once it was established as an independent entity with a board of directors who are also trustees, monies earned and retained by the partnership were transferred to the control of the trust from Bournemouth Borough Council. The Borough Council have provided financial support for a 4 year period which ended March 2016. The Trust therefore has a challenge to meet the demands of becoming a financially sustainable organisation, and meeting its charitable objects.
The Trust aspires to continue to support and develop partnership work in Bournemouth, as well as develop other activities to support regeneration, economic growth and a sustainable environment in the town.
The Trust currently receives income from:
A small development of houses where the trust owns the freehold and collects an affordable rent on the retained share
Interest on balances held
The Trust leases The Old School House in Boscombe from the council, which is a Grade II listed building used as a creative industries hub. Some of the space is let to creative businesses, some is used for hot-desking and there is an assembly hall which is let out for meetings and events. This project does not as yet deliver an income it is expected that it will do in the future.
The Trust requires a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual to manage its day to day activities and developments. The role will include:
Identify and explore future development opportunities for the Trust
Act as a key ambassador for the Trust, maintaining and raising its profile.
Continuing the Trust’s core activities of managing grants; retaining the membership and managing contractors providing support for the Old School House and the Gladstone Mews development
Managing relationships with key stakeholders
Management of contractors providing support to the Trust and its projects
Ensure effective communications with members of the Trust and ensure that communications and events are managed effectively and are inclusive.
Identify and explore enterprise opportunities for the Trust to enable the development of sustainable income sources including potential housing projects.
Ensure the Trust maximises its potential for community benefit within its remit as a Community Land Trust and Development Trust.
Report to Trust Board meetings which occur two monthly, and liaise with the Trust Board Chair.
Knowledge & skill requirements
Significant experience and knowledge of the digital creative industries sector.
An understanding of the role of the creative industries in the Bournemouth Conurbation.
A track record of developing sustainable projects in the community.
Management skills are required to work within systems, policies and procedures and keep them under review as well as manage a range of relationships
Ability and knowledge of accessing potential funding opportunities and developing funding proposals
Ability to budget, maximise income and manage expenditure and costs
Some knowledge of the charitable social enterprise sector is essential and some knowledge of housing development is desirable
It is anticipated that the successful individual will be available 3 days per week, either in the Trust’s office housed at The Old School House, or out representing the Trust with potential users/partners.
The Trust is looking for proposals to provide the support as described.
Proposals should clearly set out the following: The skills, experience and track record of the individual or organisation applying for the commission Evidence of previous experience of operating in a similar environment
Proposals from self-employed individuals will be considered.
Tenderers should send their proposals in a sealed envelope marked confidential to:
Pam Donnellan, Chair, Bournemouth 2026 Trust, The Old School House Boscombe, Gladstone Mews, Bournemouth BH7 6BG
Or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All questions should be put in writing by email to: email@example.com
Additional information about Bournemouth 2026 Trust (including accounts, projects and governance) is available at:
For an informal discussion about these roles please contact Pam Donnellan on 07714410532 or email her to arranged a suitable time to talk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for proposals and expressions of interest Friday 14th December. Interviews 20th December.
The initial contract is likely to be awarded for a period of 12 months from the beginning of January 2019.