Part-time; 15 hours per week.
We are excited to announce we are looking for a Super Connector to support the business. A Super Connector combines many aspects of Community Building, Events, Content Marketing, Business Support and Business Development into one exciting position.
You will predominantly work with Digital and Tech Businesses in the Northwest. One day you might be organising an event. Next, you may learn to build your network by attending events and letting people know about our services. You might host a panel discussion, or you could be supporting a careers fair. There’s so much happening.
This is a very people-focused role. The job isn’t outright sales, but you should be ready to influence. We are looking for people who want to inspire and enthuse others to be part of a tech community.
You’ll need to be mobile; we cover the whole region. You’ll need to be prepared to work flexibly; it isn’t 9 – 5, although weekends are rare. You should be an experienced networker and understand the importance of being visible in person and online. You should be presenting in front of large groups and hosting events.
You should be enthused by tech and what’s happening across the sector. You should have a good understanding of the challenges businesses face.
And in return, you’ll get the following:
- Between £30k – £35k per annum salary pro rata plus travel expenses and bonus opportunities depending on experience
- The opportunity to work from home or at your local coworking space
- Mileage costs covered for your car
- 5 weeks holiday per year
- Laptop and phone covered for work
- Contribution to work-from-home costs
- Loads of free food and drink from all the events you’ll be involved in
- Access to a staff pension
At this stage we’re a micro business and you’ll be reporting directly into the MD. We hope though we can support your evolution, support your development through training and performance achievements in the role.
Working on behalf of our clients to undertake all the tasks required to build digital and tech communities.
- Support the organising and hosting of a variety of events, from small evening meetups to significant day-long annual events.
- Help to set up all the technical aspects to monitor event attendance, such as online ticketing platforms, promoting via social media, managing attendance and getting feedback from attendees.
- Networking on behalf of our clients at a variety of events across the region.
- Reach out to tech and digital businesses to grow a network and understand how we can support them.
- Work with other stakeholders, particularly in the public sector, and be a champion of Community Building, influencing others into the importance of building ecosystems.
- Be visible and active on social media to enhance relationships within the tech communities you operate in.
- Be prepared to pick up the phone and reach out to potential business clients for business engagement.
- Attend trade events and speak to potential new clients on behalf of our business.
- Be well-organised and deliver on any promises you make.
- Become a connector, and understand the importance of making introductions between stakeholders for collaboration and innovation.
You may have some of the skills below and be keen to develop others. If that’s the case, we’d like to hear from you.
|Able to demonstrate significant networking experience in business-to-business environments.
|Organisational skills; you should have experience of hosting small meetups and events.
|Experience in presenting in front of groups.
|Enthused about meeting new people, ready to reach out to others and make them feel comfortable in your presence; a real social butterfly!
|Confident user of social media.
|A reputation for delivering on promises and getting things done.
|Able to demonstrate high levels of experience of business engagement, engaging with director-level decision makers in SME environments.
|Well-organised and able to take the initiative in situations. We are still a micro business, so you’ll be working alone a fair bit once you get going, but it’s all hands on deck.
|You will need access to a car and a driving license, with a commitment to travelling across the region to build relationships.
|Living in or within commute distance across the whole of North Lancashire and South Cumbria.
|Open to working flexibly.
|Love to build relationships.
|Willing to roll sleeves up; our company motto is “There’s no such thing as it’s not my job.”
|Knowledge of the digital and tech sectors.
|Knowledge of content marketing strategies.
Behaviours We Expect
- Honesty and integrity; do the right things when no one’s watching.
- Being proactive. If you’ve nothing to do, don’t wait for someone to tell you. Make things happen.
- Diplomacy, tact, and empathy. We expect you to try and see everyone’s point of view.
- Positive attitude towards equality, diversity, and inclusion.
- Roll your sleeves up; there’s no such thing as “It’s not my job”.
Our company is D & S Knowles Consulting ltd. We are a team of three, we work regularly with a bunch of associates and are growing rapidly.
We specialise in Innovation led Community and Ecosystem development. We bring people together in commercially sustainable situations for growth and Innovation. Currently, we work with Lancashire County Council to deliver Lancashire Digital Hub and support the delivery of the national Skills Bootcamps programmes. We also work with several SME clients supporting their growth, and regularly undertake projects for universities and corporate clients.
We started as life delivering the commercial aspects of Lancaster on Ice, a hugely successful and Innovative Christmas wonderland in Lancaster City Centre. We then delivered a project to open a tech hub in Lancaster called Fraser House and have since gone on to lead the Lancashire Innovation Festival and the creation of the Lancashire Digital Hub.
The future is bright as we receive more enquiries to build innovation ecosystems, accelerators, and skill support programmes for several clients.
Details for Application
Please apply with a CV and Cover Letter by 5pm on Wednesday 22nd March 2023. Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like an informal chat about the post, please email email@example.com