BIMP is an epically useful 'Batch Image Manipulation' plugin for GIMP. I was struggling to install it on my new machine running Ubuntu 16.04. So in case anyone else is running into these issues please follow these instructions.
Ensure that you have the latest
libpcre3-dev packages installed:
sudo apt-get install libgimp2.0-dev libpcre3-dev
Then download the latest BIMP source code from here:
Extract the downloaded zip and navigate to the folder in your terminal. Then install BIMP:
make && make install