Community Engagement Manager (maternity cover)

The Open Data Institute is looking to appoint a Community Engagement Manager to cover maternity leave and take on the engagement around an exciting programme of research and development.

Community Engagement Manager (maternity cover)

Location: Shoreditch, London

Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum plus benefits

Maternity cover – 5 month fixed minimum contract

Secondment opportunity available

The Open Data Institute is looking to appoint a Community Engagement Manager to cover maternity leave and take on the engagement around an exciting programme of research and development.

About the ODI

The Open Data Institute (ODI) was co-founded by two visionary leaders: Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the web, and Sir Nigel Shadbolt, renowned AI professor. Our mission is to work with companies and governments to build an open, trustworthy data ecosystem, where people can make better decisions using data and manage any harmful impacts.

The ODI is embarking in the second year of an exciting programme of research and development. In the first year, work focused on areas such as improving open data publication, the development of open standards, developing new service delivery models and new forms of regulation, and helping businesses understand new developments around data and expand their overseas markets. In the second year, we are now focusing on themes such as anonymisation, trust, data access models and facilitating innovation around geospatial data.

About the role

Reporting to the Head of Marketing and Membership, the Community Engagement Manager will create events, content, digital marketing and social media campaigns to engage a network of governments and businesses in the UK R&D project. This is an exciting opportunity to have a huge impact helping people, businesses, and governments adapt to and shape the changes that data is bringing to our world.

Key Responsibilities

As Community Engagement Manager, you will work closely with the rest of the Production team and wider ODI team to create events and content that will engage other stakeholders in the UK R&D project.  

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Organise talks, networking events, round tables and thought-leadership events for participants in projects relating to UK R&D and stakeholders beyond it.
  • Book lunchtime lecture speakers to highlight the work of the UK R&D project.
  • Create e-newsletters using Mailchimp.
  • Support the creation of annual summits with partners in other countries.
  • Support the Head of Content with creating blogs and other content such as podcasts.
  • Create social media campaigns that will actively engage stakeholders in the R&D project.
  • Research new, relevant audiences and how to engage with them.
  • Use multi-channel campaigns to encourage uptake of the new R&D tools and products.
  • Write blog posts to update the R&D community on progress.
  • Use Google Ads and affiliate advertising to reach new audiences.
  • Work with the central ODI marketing and engagement team to promote the R&D work.
  • Actively engage new audiences and reach out to new communities by creating partnerships with other organisations and attending external events.

About you – skills, knowledge, and experience

You will have:

  • At least two years’ experience in event organising.
  • Experience of creating and managing social media campaigns.
  • Experience using Mailchimp or similar to create newsletters.
  • Google Analytics experience and experience using Buffer and Tweetdeck.
  • Excellent communication skills, able to set-up introductions.
  • Excellent written communication skills with experience of blogging.
  • Experience working with people from a range of backgrounds and seniority.
  • Experience working with the public sector.

About the ODI team

ODI values


You are good at what you do. You use your expertise to help with ODI’s mission. You are open and generous with that expertise and experience, and share it outside and inside ODI.

You can get better at what you do. You recognise the limits of your expertise and respect that of others. You are open to and seek advice, opinions and support to develop your expertise, within and outside ODI. You reflect on what works and what doesn’t to consciously learn, improve and grow.


You succeed when others flourish. You support and challenge others to do their best work. You open up opportunities for other people and organisations, and empower them to take them. You are as open as possible about what you are doing and what you have learnt. You encourage others to refine and build on your work.

You empathise with others so you can help them. You find out what people and organisations really need. You have empathy with their motivations and the constraints they operate under. You communicate in terms they understand.


You are trusted because you are honest and responsible. You are open with your opinion, open to hearing what others say, open to being wrong and open to changing your mind. You are not afraid to speak your mind when it is useful or important, and take responsibility for the results of doing so. You actively and curiously listen to others, and take responsibility for your responses to them.

You can do more than you might think. You are bold, creative and open to failure. You know what you do won’t be perfect at first but that doesn’t stop you. You start small and quickly and iterate to improve.


  • 3% employer contributory pension
  • 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Life assurance cover
  • Long term disability cover
  • Critical illness cover
  • £750 annual professional development budget
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Flexible working
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Eye care vouchers

How to apply

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you would be a suitable candidate to [email protected] by 5pm on 19 October 2018.