Community Growth Network / Project Manager – Digital Economy Champion Ref: 14464

Are you looking for a varied role where you can showcase your enthusiasm, self-motivation, sociability and organisational skills? Are you passionate about the digital, creative tech industries and business growth? Perhaps you've worked as an Account Manager, Project Manager or in Business Development role and want to use

Role Info:

Community Growth Network / Project Manager – Digital Economy Growth Org.
£32,000 – £35,000
Flexible working available, four or five days per week pro rata

This is an 12-month contract with the intention to extend beyond. We are open to applications for full time or 4 days/week, salary expectations between £32k and £35k (pro rata if 4 days/wk).

Who we are:

Currently part-funded by the European Regional Development fund and HM Government we are a not-for-profit organisation based in Bournemouth, run by a small but passionate team of staff, although all working from home currently. The right candidate will be integral to the growth and development of the business, an extremely organised and driven individual who has a good knowledge of the sector is vital.

Our Network is dedicating to supporting the Digital, Creative and Tech (DCT) industry in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, Dorset and surrounding areas.

We support our subscribers through activities that include:

+ Meetup groups for founders, leaders and employees
+ Introductions to new business prospects
+ Closer links to emerging talent from Universities and Colleges
+ Opportunities to build new contacts and relationships
+ The development of skills
+ Providing wider exposure for Supporters and this region’s sector as a whole

We need someone to help in delivering these activities, and in pushing forward the future development of the Network – to strengthen businesses and the people working in the industry, and build the reputation of both the network and the region.

The role will involve:

+ Working with the Director to devise and implement strategic growth plans for the Network
+ Ensuring you are front and centre of the DCT industry in Dorset – attending networking events (online for now, IRL in the future), engaging in conversations and sharing thoughts and opinions in conjunction with our Senior Marketing Executive
+ Encourage businesses and leaders to get involved and join the Network
+ Deliver specific programmes and activities which will support the sector
+ Reporting back to the ERDF Project Lead on outputs and metrics
+ Support processes that monitor the engagement and subsequent growth of companies
+ Taking charge of the CRM system to create targets and track stakeholder journeys
+ Provide clear reporting of activities to the project director and the Board as required
+ Deliver additional activities as required briefed and agreed with the director
+ Assist the Director with future funding applications and additional opportunities

This role would suit someone who has experience as an account manager, project manager or possibly a business development role.

You may have worked in the following capacities:
Business Growth, Programme Manager, Business Facilitator, Digital Business Specialist, Start-Up Business Consultant, Digital / Creative Industry Mentor, Business Development. Account Management, Project Management.

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