Lincoln BIG in search for new CEO as Matt Corrigan makes decision to step down

Lincoln Business Improvement Group (BIG) has launched a search for a new chief executive “with bright ideas that will help to put Lincoln on the map”.

The recruitment drive follows current CEO Matt Corrigan’s decision to step down at the end of 2018.

Matt has worked for the organisation, which has an annual turnover more than £1 million, since 2005 when it became a Business Improvement District (BID).

The successful candidate, who would be paid in the region of £50,000, would need to understand the BID concept and balance the needs of Lincoln BIG’s levy payers with those of other stake holders.

The new chief executive will help develop a clear vision and identity for Lincoln and also have overall responsibility for the BID’s 2020-2025 business plans, with the chance to also influence the new city centre masterplan.

Applicants must have highly-developed communication skills and, if possible, have some understanding of UK and European grant funding schemes.

Applications can be made here and the deadline is midnight on May 6, with initial interviews for shortlisted candidates on May 21.

Matt said: “Whilst I have decided to step down from my post at the end of the year, I am happy to have an informal chat with potential applicants who would like to know more about what this job entails ([email protected]).”