Do you LOVE tech startups and their founders? Do you love spending time with them, networking with them, setting up events for them? Do you have some events/community management experience that you’d like to take to the next level in an environment where you’ll have the freedom to grow as fast as you can handle? Are you most likely to be found with a wine glass, orange juice or beer in hand chatting animatedly with a startup founder?
If so, then read on - this might be the role for you.
We’re looking for a friendly, energetic person to take over the marketing function at GrantTree, starting with events. We have products that are first on the market, and we have a unique culture that is worth talking about, but we’re struggling to give all these things the proper attention that they deserve.
Founded in 2010 by Daniel Tenner and Paulina Sygulska, GrantTree helps tech startups access government funding more easily.
We’re looking for someone with some experience of events and community management already, and with a clear interest in the startup scene and in helping startups (both GrantTree and our customers) thrive. You’ll be joining our team of 15 women and men, most of them based in London, to take the efforts we’ve been making to get our brand out there to the next level!
GrantTree is a different place to work. We believe in openness and transparency. All our financials are open to all employees, and we fight secrets wherever we find them. We believe in trust and responsibility rather than command and control. We believe in treating people like adults rather than infantilising them. To succeed in this environment, you must be genuinely self-motivated and able to work independently, while at the same time be team-minded and helpful and generous with your time. More of that on our website - have a read before you apply!
Here are the kinds of things we’d expect you to get involved in (but this is not an exhaustive list):
- Keep track of competitors, do some competitor analysis
- Figure out ways to measure (and then ensure) the ROI of your role
- Book team members, some of whom are already successful public speakers, into (many) more speaking opportunities
- Seek out opportunities and further GrantTree’s press coverage for its unique products (e.g. Power-Up Fund) and culture
- Find events to host in GrantTree and organise/record/release videos
- Help create promotional materials
- Get the Blog/Social Media to be updated more frequently (i.e. come up with a more tangible plan/strategy for how we do this and get it implemented)
- Be in charge of the weekly newsletter
- Go to networking events
- Come up with clever new ways to market GrantTree
However, the role is fairly open-ended. We want much, much more energy to be put into marketing activity, to make much, much better use of the advantages that we have, like our culture and our product and market differentiations, and to get a clearer idea of the return on investment of those activities. Our main market is tech startups. We believe we can dominate this space if we get our marketing right, and your job will be to help that vision come true.
The starting salary for this role is £28k per annum, plus a share of the bonus pool once out of the 6-month probation period - but salary reviews in GrantTree are frequent, so if you’re a star, you’ll be rewarded accordingly.
To apply, simply email email@example.com with a description of why you think you’d be a good fit for the role (rough target 300 words, but can be longer), and also include a link to a brief video of yourself telling us what you think we should do differently, marketing/events-wise (uploaded to youtube or a similar site - please make sure the link is accessible!).
Please don’t forget the video!
Note: No recruitment agencies or other third parties, please!