An exciting opportunity for a self-motivated Programme Manager to join a not-for-profit network that supports the digital, creative and tech sector in Bournemouth.
Clusters & Events Manager – Digital Economy Network
£40,000 – £45,000
Full time with potential to be based on a 4-day week
We we are:
We are a not-for-profit network that supports the digital, creative and tech sector in and around the Bournemouth cluster – including Poole, Christchurch and Dorset. Our aim is to support a thriving digital community driven by world-class, vibrant and exciting creative businesses.
We support people to expand their knowledge, build confidence and develop their potential to help companies to flourish. And we shout about the successes they generate to make sure the region continues to build its reputation across the country and beyond. We promote the interests of all of the companies within the network.
We provide a range of workshops, events, mentoring and grants, backed up by extensive promotion and marketing – not just of the activities themselves – but highlighting the achievements and abilities of companies that sit in our region.
The Clusters & Events Manager Role:
We are looking for someone to take a prominent role in supporting the organisation, contributing to its strategic direction and delivering our activities and events.
We have created a Network for local companies to join and participate in. You will take a major role in shaping the future direction of the work needed to support the Network and the wider digital economy.
This involves delivering activities which benefit our Supporters – e.g.: delivering events where they can meet prospective businesses; promoting the activities of the sector locally, nationally and internationally; linking with talent pipelines, such as local universities, to enable simpler access for employment.
You will help define the activities needed to achieve these aims in the longer term. This will be through regular contact with local companies and responding to the guidance of our industry steering group.
You will also be instrumental in generating new revenues and seeking funding opportunities that can help support these activities. In the shorter term, you will manage the delivery of specific events which are already scheduled over the coming months.
Examples of specific activities include:
+ Oversee development of the SiSo Network, to encourage companies to join
+ Deliver events such as:
++ Director Discussion Groups
++ Multi-sector seminars
++ Panel discussions – live and virtual
++ Access to expert workshops
+ Oversee the promotion and marketing of:
++ Company events
++ Activities in the region
++ Success and impacts of local businesses
+ Managing industry steering group and securing their support for future activities
+ Based in Dorset, with a passion for the Digital Creative and Tech (DCT) sector, and eager to support its growth as a thriving sector in the UK
+ A creative thinker/strategist who can develop new ideas in response to outside direction
+ Able to turn ideas into concrete actions, and deliver them as specific projects or events
+ Happy to talk to business leaders at a board level. You will get to know a wide range of people running companies across the region.
+ Self-motivated and able to lead others
+ Have a strong grasp of marketing or promotion
+ An understanding of public funding
+ Experience of working with stakeholders in both the public and private sector
+ The ability to represent the interests of the sector to wider stakeholders
+ Writing contract winning proposals
+ Reporting to public funders and an appreciation of the requirements for audit-friendly reporting
+ Maintaining timelines and budgets
+ Reporting to the board
+ Knowledge of what it takes to run a successful business would be an advantage
+ Having an established network with the local DCT sector
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