Silicon Canal is a community interest company with a mission to create a world-class digital technology eco-system across Greater Birmingham. Silicon Canal is connecting, promoting and supporting tech and digital businesses from freelancers and startups through to multinationals. Together, we can make Greater Birmingham a beacon for tech and digital companies.
We are looking for our first-ever full-time person to help us grow Silicon Canal. You will report to the Silicon Canal board who are tech entrepreneurs in Birmingham.
Role: Marketing, Communications, Community Management
Basis: We are looking for a full time person but would consider a part time person if the fit was perfect.
Communication: Handle all inbound communication to Silicon Canal
Online directory: Manage online portal, approving/editing/adding entries. Handle support for online directory.
Newsletter: Write monthly newsletter update to all ambassadors and stakeholders.
Work with PR firms and the media to publishing activities of and within Silicon Canal and the tech community.
Manage all online marketing for Silicon Canal including social media (twitter, facebook & linkedin)
Project manage Silicon Canal projects, including website updates, annual awards ceremony, annual white-paper writing / publishing and other events/projects conducted by Silicon Canal.
Fundraising & Finance
Manage and report budget for Silicon Canal
Report back to sponsors on activity and results
Attend and represent Silicon Canal at meetings that we are invited to, including meetings with local business groups, government/council/LEP and others.
Internal Silicon Canal coordination
Board meetings: Organising board meetings, collecting actions, following up on actions
Working Groups: Arranging WG meetings, reporting activity to SC board, aligning strategy across WGs.
We are looking for someone with the following personal qualities:
Self Starter - You will be the only full-time member of staff for Silicon Canal and therefore expected to set your own day to day work.
Tech Savvy - Has good experience with the following: facebook, Twitter, mailchimp, Gsuite (docs, sheets, slides), wordpress.
Communication - confident in a meeting with stakeholders
Primary working location will be from office spaces across Birmingham (flexible, depending on candidate)
Remote working (from the West Midlands) available if suitable for candidate
Nice to have:
Writing articles/blogs, video/photography
Salary £20k per annum