06 May
We are seeking talented non-executive directors to join us

Are you passionate about the success of Sheffield city centre and are you inspired to give your time to this unique opportunity ...

Sheffield City Centre BID Ltd (“Sheffield BID”) is seeking to appoint several new non-executive directors (NEDs) to its Board of Directors. 

Our NEDs support the executive officer and our Board Chair in providing strong leadership of the BID Company and its associated structures. They provide oversight and scrutiny alongside challenge and leadership of the BID Company to ensure its continued success. 

As a BID NED you will support and manage relationships and work collaboratively across the strategic priorities of the city centre BID area as well as overseeing appropriate reviews. 

In addition, you will ensure the BID operates within the parameters of its strategy and business plan and that it is run in a transparent and equitable manner. 

About the Company

Sheffield BID is a not-for-profit company that delivers the city centre business improvement district, which is a place-related investment scheme regulated by government statute. In addition to delivering the BID scheme, the Company is also generating additional income through other activities.

About the city centre (cross-sector) BID

A Business Improvement District (BID) is part of a city/town, tourism and visitor area, commercial district, or specific theme (such as food and drink), in which businesses work together to invest in local improvements. The BIDs model is designed to help local businesses to improve their communities. Sheffield's city centre BID is a cross-sector arrangement where occupiers in properties with a rateable value (RV) in excess of £40,000 pay an annual 1% levy on the RV. 

BIDs are created through a ballot of eligible businesses and last for five years. To continue beyond five years, a renewal ballot must be held. The Sheffield city centre BID was renewed in February 2021. (Currently there are 322 BID schemes now operating in the UK.)

Through a diverse set of projects and services the city centre BID is focussed on a cleaner, safer and more welcoming trading environment, and increasing visitor participation through a vibrant programme of innovations and diverse events, festivals and cultural activities which encourage dwell time and drive spend.

Who can apply? 

The BID Company welcomes applications from individuals who own or are employed by a city centre business that pays the BID levy. 

Positions are unremunerated but reasonable travel and subsistence expenses will be reimbursed. The forecast time commitment is c.10 days annually. 

These current positions are being advertised outside of the scheduled board rotation in October 2022. Further details about this can be found in the supporting documents below (JD & FAQs).

BID levy payers: if you own a business in the BID area or are employed by a business that pays the BID levy you can apply. Successful candidates will need to act independently and impartially.

Non-BID levy payers: we also have a vacant seat for a non-levy payer provided the business or the employer operates in the BID area. 

How to apply

If you are interested in joining the Sheffield BID board, more information about the role and responsibilities can be found in the supporting documents below. Please send an expression of interest telling us why you want to join the Board of Directors and outlining your skills and experience. 

Expressions of interest should be emailed to board@sheffieldbid.com.

Our nominations committee will review applications and invite shortlisted candidates to interview.

Interested parties can also contact Diane Jarvis, Head of Business Operations, for a confidential discussion - 0114 339 2015.


The deadline for expressions of interest is 1 June 2021.

Supporting documents (open as .pdf files)

Further details about the role and responsibilities can be found here.

Further details about the BID arrangement and the newly elected BID proposal (“prospectus") can be found here.

A copy of the Company’s Memorandum & Articles of Association can be found here.