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Engagement and Events Manager

Manor Royal Business District
Crawley, West Sussex - Hybrid
Up to £37,500 FTE per annum depending on experience (pro rata depending on agreed working hours)
Closing date
15 Mar 2024

Job Details

Engagement and Events Manager 

(Part-time, up to 25 hours per week)

Up to £37,500 FTE per annum (Depending on experience)

Permanent position to 31 March 2028 (with the possibility of extension)

Closing date for applications 15 March 2024


“Want to work in one of the UK’s largest business areas?”

“Enjoy engaging with people and organising events?”

The Manor Royal BID is the largest Business Improvement District operating in a business park anywhere in the UK. The successful candidate will join a small, friendly team dedicated to improving Manor Royal and supporting the people and businesses that work here.

The role

With a focus on people and building relationships, this role is ideal for a capable, organised and confident person who enjoys meeting people, organising events and overseeing projects focussed on supporting the community of Manor Royal.

You will oversee the planning and delivery of the Manor Royal BID events programme, managing people related projects including helping to organise the Manor Royal BID training and volunteering programme, support the Executive Director to ensure the smooth running of the BID Board and its committees, perform day-to-day customer liaison and database management.

While you will be expected to spend time in the office and on Manor Royal in Crawley, the Manor Royal BID is committed to people enjoying a decent work-life balance and is supportive of flexible working. 

Skills & Experience:

  • Experience in a customer service environment or equivalent.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining relationships and working and liaising with a wide range of people from organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors.
  • Experience of event planning and management
  • Experience of project and budget management
  • Experience of using customer relationship management systems, or the ability to learn
  • Self-motivated and disciplined. Ability to work autonomously.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • An outgoing, “people person” with a friendly personality
  • IT literate and familiar with Microsoft Office including Excel, Powerpoint and Word


  • Work as part of the UK’s largest business park BID, and learn how BIDs work (if you don’t already know, there are over 330 in the UK)
  • Company pension
  • Subsidised public transport, plus free on-site car parking
  • Flexible working arrangements. Family friendly. 
  • Training and coaching
  • Part-time hours, up to 25 hours per week (by negotiation), offered at £37,500 FTE per annum (pro rata depending on agreed working hours)
  • Generous annual leave allowance 25 days + statutory holidays (pro rata depending on actual hours worked)
  • A fantastic opportunity to gain experience in BID and place management, working across a wide range of projects in a supportive team in support of Manor Royal businesses and people.


To apply

Please send your cv and cover letter highlighting what attracts you to the position and what you think you can bring to the role to Steve Sawyer, Executive Director who you can also contact with any questions by email to


Deadline for applications is 15 March 2024

Applications will be by CV with a supporting statement about how you meet the requirements of the job.

To request further information contact the Manor Royal BID office by email to

To find out about the Manor Royal BID visit 


Manor Royal Business District is the biggest business park of the Gatwick Diamond area and one of the south east's premier mixed activity employment hubs.

Enviable location and connections

Situated at the heart of the Gatwick Diamond on the Sussex and Surrey county borders, just two miles from London Gatwick Airport, a major motorway junction (M23 Junctoion 10) and two mainline railway stations (Gatwick Airport and Three Bridges), Manor Royal is a popular choice for a diverse range of occupiers including a host of blue chip global brands.

Manor Royal in numbers

  • One of the biggest business parks in the South East.
  • Covers an area of 539 acres – that’s over 300 football pitches.
  • 700 properties
  • 500 businesses
  • 30,000 people

Manor Royal more than a number

Since the formation of the Manor Royal Business Group (MRBG), an association of Manor Royal based business and firms, being on Manor Royal means being part of something. You’re never just a number.

Manor Royal makes sense

Scale, diversity, location and great connectivity with a property offer to match means Manor Royal based firms are never far away from their suppliers, customers and a talented workforce.

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Company info
Manor Royal Business District
7 Magellan Terrace (Ground Floor)
Gatwick Road
West Sussex
RH10 9PJ
United Kingdom

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