SIX hopefuls have come forward to become the Bognor Regis town centre manager.
The male and female applicants will be interviewed soon about how they see the future of the retailing area.
Richard McMann, the advisor to the Bognor Regis Regeneration Board, said: “The applicants come from different backgrounds with different expertise and skills.
“They come from around the country as well as the local area. It’s not about quantity. You only need one good applicant to make the job a success. It doesn’t matter if there are 999 other applicants, or one.”
One of the main roles of the new manager will be to prepare for a Business Improvement District to be created for the town centre. This will generate funds to be used to improve the area.
He or she will also be expected to take on the day-to-day running of key projects and network with the various organisations involved with the town centre.
Invitations to attend the job interviews on October 16 and 17 are being sent to the applicants who met last Wednesday’s deadline.
The manager will be based at the University of Chichester’s town campus where the interviews will take place. They will involve representatives from the university, Arun and Bognor councils, Butlin’s, Bognor’s chamber of commerce and its traders’ association and Mr McMann.
The £250,000 salary for the four-and-a-half year post is being paid by the councils, Butlin’s and Sainsbury’s.