Market Manager Vacancy

An exciting opportunity has arisen to for Bearsted Parish Council as Market Manager, responsible for the successful operation of Bearsted’s monthly Market on the Green, ensuring it operates in compliance with the law and the Parish Council’s objectives, standards and policies.

We are looking for a contractor that is community spirited, enthusiastic and efficient, with great organisation and communication skills. You will have experience in marketing events and be familiar with social media channels to promote growing awareness and presence of the market.

You will have experience of managing markets or events. You will be providing a community resource that delivers a viable and economic outlet for local artisans and food producers, supporting local businesses and giving the local community the opportunity to purchase from local businesses. You will organise all the pre requisites of the market operation and be the on-site manager on market day.

It is critical that you can build successful business relationships with those involved in the market, including the stall holders, producers, customers and the public, but also external officials from Kent Farmers’ Market Association (KFMA), Produced in Kent, FARMA, DEFRA and local authority officials e.g. Highways, Trading Standards, Health & Safety etc.  You will also be required to update Bearsted Parish Council periodically on the markets progress and vision.

Bearsted Parish Council want Bearsted Market on the Green to be a pleasant and memorable experience with a reputation for quality, value and diversity.

Market on the Green -Market Manager