Do you have what it takes to co-ordinate Baldock’s community events? Town centre manager and directors sought

The Baldock Big Lunch. Picture: Paul Calver

The Baldock Big Lunch. Picture: Paul Calver - Credit: Archant

The Baldock Events Forum has put out the call for “the best people for the town” to join its team, in roles including a town centre manager.

Baldock town centre.

Baldock town centre. - Credit: Archant

Richard Sell, who had held the role of town centre manager since the forum’s launch earlier this year, has now stepped down for personal reasons after organising the successful Big Lunch last month.

A replacement is being sought, with the team also looking for volunteers to become events director and fundraising director.

Jim McNally, who chairs the forum, said: “Do you love Baldock? Have you got any spare time? Do you want to contribute to the town’s community events?

“We want to appoint people as soon as possible, but it is important that we get the best people for the town.

Councillor Jim McNally represents Baldock Town ward.

Councillor Jim McNally represents Baldock Town ward. - Credit: Archant

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“Richard Sell has decided to stand down from the role of town centre manager for personal reasons. We would like to thank him for the great job he has done in organising the first event run by the forum, the Big Lunch – this event attracted the largest number of people ever, almost 300, and was acknowledged to be a massive success.

“We are looking for someone to take over this role as soon as possible.”

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The main duties of the part-time, salaried role are to organise and co-ordinate an annual calendar of community events – some run by other groups in the town, and others run by the Baldock Events Forum.

The events for which the forum currently has responsibility for are the Baldock Beast Half Marathon in February, June’s Big Lunch, the Cycle Challenge in July, the Baldock 10k run in September or October, and the Baldock Christmas Fair.

The role of event director is a voluntary post directly supporting the town centre manager, particularly in the area of community events.

The fundraising director is also a volunteer, and co-ordinates fundraising on behalf of the forum to ensure its long-term viability and adherence to community and charitable ideals.

The forum is a not-for-profit community interest company, which directs all money generated either towards charitable purposes or future community events in Baldock.

Both new directors will be members of the Baldock Community Forum CIC – trading as the Baldock Events Forum – and part of the company’s board.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to fill one of these roles, send Jim your CV at

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