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We're Hiring! Freelance Community Manager for DSxHE!

We are recruiting a Freelance Community Manager/Administrator for the the Data Science for Health Equity (DSxHE pronounced “dishy”) community! We’re looking for someone who will ensure the smooth running of operations across the community by supporting Theme Leads to deliver projects, ensuring all the right messages are getting out through our channels and tying up those loose bits-and-bobs which volunteer networks love to have! No domain expertise needed, though knowledge or interest in data science, health and tech is definitely a plus! Being friendly, happy to get stuck in and having a good sense of humour is a must.



Key Accountabilities


Community Administration

  • Administratively support and foster communities of activists, enthusiasts, experts and hobbyists in data science and health to ensure the latest innovations in health truly do work for everyone. Catalyse connections and collaboration between DSxHE community members and be that go-to person to triage problems/people/solutions

  • Ensure smooth running of regular organisers’ meeting and community events by sending reminders, ensuring each meeting has a host and the agenda is thought-out in advance

  • Review and update documentation and How-To guides and make sure that any member of the community at any time feels they can contribute to and benefit from the community

  • Help in sourcing key impact measures from organisers to support in the community’s impact and monitoring

  • Onboarding and welcoming new members or organisers. This will likely include running a few inductions and continuously updating documentation to ensure that resources remain easy to find for new starters and existing contributors alike.


Project Management

  • Manage community projects and activities e.g. via the Theme Leads, by identifying gaps and holding people to account (but not getting involved in the projects themselves!)


Communications

  • Curate and finalise regular newsletter updates to capture impact stories, showcase community member contributions, and share progress for both internal and external audiences.

  • Plan, deliver and monitor effective use of appropriate communications channels such as events, webinars, social media (including LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram), website and direct engagement

  • Manage and maintain the DSxHE inbox, triaging requests and asks as required


Ideal skills & experience

  • Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Expertise of working in online communities.

  • Natural ability to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in with any group or team, be it helping wrangle our organisers’ meetings, or helping support any of our global Meetups with logistical or behind-the-scenes bits-and-bobs.

  • Experience in project management and improving processes, working practices, and use of resources.

  • Ability to create realistic plans to effectively manage own workload, prioritising work to meet personal and team objectives.

  • Solid expertise in promoting and marketing campaigns to targeted audiences, developing supporting collateral and maximising attendance.

  • Experience using Wix, CRM management, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Terms

  • Approximately 30 hours of support a month, this is likely to increase over time

  • UK based but 100% remote

  • Fully-flexible as the work can largely be asynchronous. There may be the expectation to attend organisers’ meetings on a fortnightly basis which happen outside of working hours during the weekday

  • £15-22 p/h

Process

  • Deadline 5th September - however we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis so send us your CV asap!

  • If you are interested in applying, please email your CV to DSxHE organisers Brieuc (b.lehmann@ucl.ac.uk) and Maxine (maxine.mackintosh@genomicsengland.co.uk) with the email subject “DSxHE Community Manager Application”. You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt within 48 hours (excluding holidays - you’ll get an out of office!)

  • If your skills and background look like they match up with our needs, we’ll get back to you to set up a 20 minute chat where we'll tell you more about the role, the community, answer any questions you have.

  • If we're all still keen to press ahead, we’ll then want a references from 2 current or previous employers or clients and carry out a longer interview (max 1 hour)

  • Start date is ASAP!


Lastly, a huge thanks to The Health Foundation and the Alan Turing Institute who have made this possible by being core funders of DSxHE.

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