Posted on 17th October 2019
Burgess Hill Business Park Association Co-ordinator
About the BHBPA
The BHBPA was founded in 2004 and has grown to include members beyond the town itself, with the common aim of supporting those businesses trading in the area
The Association is constituted as a Company Limited by guarantee with a Chairman and small board of directors drawn from the business community. The activities of the Association are managed and guided by a Steering Group whose membership is drawn from business leaders working alongside representatives from the public sector and sponsoring organisations.
The key tasks include:
Regular visiting of Members
Securing editorial content for a popular weekly e-newsletter to members
Compiling, proofing and distributing the newsletter
Maintaining the website and social media channels in a timely fashion.
Handling new member enquiries
Being the first point of contact for existing members.
Liaising with Chairman, Directors and Steering Group
Arranging and co-ordinating meetings as required – booking venues, sending invitations and handling responses
Arranging and co-ordinating (in conjunction with the Chairman and Directors) major events – currently the bi-annual Burgess Hill Means Business exhibition and the BHBiz Awards (in alternate years)
Liaison with the Mid Sussex MP, local authorities, police and similar bodies
Any other work or special projects deemed necessary by the Directors
The Co-ordinator is likely to have considerable business experience, be a confident communicator and excellent writer. They need to be level-headed and a good organiser as well as self-motivating.
This is a ‘work from home’ position and should be within striking distance of Burgess Hill to visit its business parks.
Remuneration to be discussed for what is typically a three-days-a-week role; home-based, using own IT and expenses for telephone. There is no direct push to sell membership. Our successful strategy has been to grow and maintain Association membership by fostering a community that mutually support each other and get involved. The role of the Coordinator is to develop and maintain these excellent relationships which consequently sees our membership grow.
Send your CV and a covering letter, explaining how you feel you fit the role, to:
Susan Fleet, BHBPA Chairman, Hillcrest, 84 Valebridge Road, Burgess Hill RH15 0RP or email@example.com as soon as possible and by the closing date of Friday 15 November 2019.
""BHBPA is a really well organised and run group, great for networking and benefitting from knowledgeable local speakers with real business insight. Peter brings enthusiasm and humour which helps drive the association forward. I am glad to be part of it.""
"I am delighted to have a long-standing relationship with the BHBPA. Since its foundation the Association has gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt that it has brought huge benefits to its members and the business community as a whole through the partnerships it has formed with the local authorities, Sussex Police and local organisations. It is paramount that Burgess Hill businesses have an effective collective voice."
"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."
"“We have been members of BHBPA from its inception, and seen the organisation steadily grow and expand into the dynamic entity it is today, bringing positive benefits to all its members.""