Community Manager

Start Date

Oct '21


Remote (London)

Reports to

Senior Program Manager

Key Relationships

Marketing and Communications Manager


Full Time - Fixed Term Employment


30,245 - £33,615 (depending on experience)



Role Purpose

At Foundervine, our program team is small so you have the opportunity to make a big impact on our 3,000+ strong community, and our unique culture drives our approach to innovation. Our community is essential to our mission to help break down the barriers that make it difficult for those from diverse backgrounds to pursue entrepreneurship or talent to succeed in today’s digital economy. We are both looking to serve them as beneficiaries and make sure that we are making the most of what they can bring to Foundervine’s strategy-at-large. They are our biggest asset as many values-aligned clients and partners want to help serve.

The purpose of this role is to manage Foundervine’s Vine Community and Fellowship. The Community Manager will own the delivery of the strategy, engagement, and growth of these communities. Reporting to the Senior Program Manager, the Community Manager will lead the management and delivery of key initiatives for the Vine Community and Fellowship, ensuring we continue to support them, understand their needs and nurture a meaningful long-term relationship with our community. The role will work to secure outside funding to deliver initiatives that drive community engagement and support our community members.

Your Responsibilities:

Key Objectives of Community Manager

Community Strategy: Plan, design and implement our Community strategy including community focused programs and events.

Community Management: Manage, engage & monitor our community, including collecting data and impact measurement metrics

Vine Community Advisory Group: Oversee the management and administration of Vine Community Advisory Group

Community Partnerships: Acting as the first point of contact with community partners, non-commercial supporters and individual donors

Vine Fellowship Strategy: Plan, refine and implement our Fellowship strategy including Fellow recruitment, selection and on-boarding.

Grant Funding: Work with Managing Director to secure grant funding to support community events and programs

Vine Community:

- Oversee, design and deliver Community strategy & Vine Community programs, resources and learning opportunities for our community.
- Responsible for developing learning & training opportunities beyond standalone programs to be delivered to Vine Community members
- Be available to the team and the member community for enquiries and support requests when needed
- Support the wider team, where required, by representing Foundervine at events and meetings, and by advocating for the growth and development of the organisation’s portfolio of programs

Vine Community Advisory Group

- Oversee the management and administration of Vine Community Advisory Group including overseeing recruitment, communication, meeting coordination and documentation
- Responsible for leading on consultations to help design, review and improve our offering to the Vine Community
- Provide strategic advice and support Foundervine in building a strong engaged community and developing the future direction of community

Community Impact Measurement

- Responsible for development and collection of key impact data for program alumni through surveys, polls, outreach and case study interviews to report into Funding Partners and feed into Foundervine's social impact measurement.

Community Partnerships

- Responsible for building strong relationships with community organisations working in similar spaces (i.e. Hatch Enterprise, OneTech)

Vine Fellowship:

- Oversee and deliver Foundervine strategy & programs, supporting our Vine Fellows and volunteers where required
- Support growth of both of these communities by working with Marketing to enhance recruitment channels

Grant Funding:

- Responsible for co-development of grant funding strategy for 2021/22 with MD.
- Responsible for identification of eligible grant opportunities and then support MD with grant writing and submission process.
- Plan and manage budgets for internal funded program and provide detailed reports to funding partners.

Key Competencies:

Leadership and Management: Leading by example, setting direction and supporting colleagues. Dynamic self-starter and able to work independently, in a fast pace start-up environment. Thrives when using initiative to achieve agreed aims and objectives and find creative solutions to problems

Community Management: Experience engaging and building communities preferably in the social impact/entrepreneurship sector.

Project Management: Strong project and program management capability demonstrated through extensive previous and current industry roles. Ability to manage projects, budgets, small teams and manage multiple stakeholder relationships. Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.

Strategic Thinking and Planning: Demonstrable experience of organisational strategic planning, developing and implementing strategic initiatives to deliver value to beneficiaries.

Communicating and Influencing: Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to work with a wide range of external and internal customers and stakeholders from different countries and cultures.

Grant Writing: Experience writing grant applications and knowledge of the grant opportunities operating in the social impact and entrepreneurial sectors.

Cultural Sensitivity: Adaptable and sensitive to work in different cultural contexts and with a dynamic and varied team.


- Flexible working hours
- 3% match contribution to the NEST pension scheme
- A strong commitment to personal and professional development – with an individual annual training budget.
- Book and Resource Allowance
- Company discounts via benefit scheme
- International engagement opportunities - particularly Sub-Saharan Africa
- Access to dozens of events and training sessions delivered by some of world's leading experts.
- Peer Recognition Scheme

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