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Community Engagement & Communications Associate
Title: Community Engagement & Communications Associate
Category: IT/Software Development
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
Salary: £32,000.00 - £45,000.00
Salary per: annum
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Hack Partners is a company for change makers. Our goal is to drive forward innovation in the future’s most critical industries. The first industry we have chosen is rail due to its importance in enhancing social and economic mobility. We make this change happen by:

Running world-leading hackathons across the globe bringing our clients and change makers together as a community to rapidly solve their most complex problems Accelerating the adoption of new innovations with key pilot clients Scaling validated innovations and solutions across the industry to other customers and their users Our flagship hackathon, known as the “HackTrain”, is a movement leading innovation across Europe influencing policy change, bringing the entire industry together, and rapidly solving industry problems.

Your role will be to lead the community engagement & communications efforts at Hack Partners as we set on our goal to transition from startup to scale-up. You can expect to undertake the following:

Building and regularly engaging with a community of young, talented innovators interested in the HackTrain movement Creating and executing on marketing strategies for all of our activities including events, consultancy services, and tech products Build the HackTrain movement with the rest of the Hack Partners team You will be at the heart of a truly unique movement that will have a massive impact within the UK/EU economy. Here are some examples of what you will be doing:

Creating new social media posts (including graphics) to share across our social media and online platforms to regularly promote Hack Partners’ activities & events. Leading the creation and execution of marketing strategies that will directly impact the growth of the Hack Partners and make a difference to the transport ecosystem. Helping run our hackathon events during certain weekends (we run 2-3 hackathons a year)


Essential SkillsAnalyticalWhat we need is someone that is both creative and analytical. You are passionate about breaking down big problems into manageable smaller chunks to solve as well as reflectively looking back on your work and pinpointing “even better ifs” easily.

Spreadsheets shouldn’t scare you. Your ability to understand and utilise spreadsheet functions very quickly will help you automate parts of your role faster.

Energetic & Approachable

95%+ of our participants say our hackathons are one of the best they’ve ever attended. We’re proud of that rating, but to get it, we really have to go above and beyond every single time.

To excel in this role, you’ll need to naturally find joy in the small details and enjoy making things great!

You’ll be trained to lead and inspire a group of 60+ developers, designers, and entrepreneurs over a weekend. As a result, you can’t be camera shy or afraid of presenting to large audiences.


Today’s ‘good’ is tomorrow’s ‘good enough’ and the day afters ‘not bad’. You recognise that the world is changing faster than ever before and care about staying a step ahead of the game. What happened to Nokia and Motorola isn’t unique. It happens to thousands of businesses across the world.


One minute you could be writing to an 18-year student hacker and the next to C-suite executives of multinational organisations. Both are incredibly important to our business and you recognise the need for a different style of communication.

You are comfortable producing case studies, website content, social media posts, FAQs, newsletters, presentations and anything else in between.

Other Attributes

You have a strong understanding of and passion for technology and early stage companies You are interested in learning more about and working in transport; generally having an open mind and interest about the industries we work in. DesirableYou have previous experience in a startup, early-stage investment or technology context You have previously launched widespread community initiatives (e.g. building a slack channel, launching engagement programmes, running event series and writing email newsletters) would be ideal. You are comfortable with writing press releases and content marketing pieces Ability to use HTML/CSS/Javascript (web developer skills) You have existing knowledge of the transport industry Benefits

Salary: £32,000 - £45,000 per annum depending on experience

What do you get?

You have the opportunity to fundamentally change and improve the transport industry A level of responsibility few organisations elsewhere can offer You will receive dedicated mentoring, coaching and career development from established members of the team Why wouldn’t you join us?If you:Want an easy ride where you can coast along - that’s not us, you will be making change happen, this does not happen by coasting. Don’t like change - we make change so you have to like it :) Are not in it for the long-term - the industries we work in can be incredibly slow to innovate, we are helping them change this but it doesn’t happen overnight. At times it is frustrating, but you need to have patience and be able to play some of the long game. Are not a true team player - we deeply care and want to help each and everyone of our clients and people on a personal level. Join us because you recognise it's important to work together side-by-side to make change, not alone. Do not like to challenge - we are a growing company that looks to challenge our clients and each other regularly. Please come and challenge us :) We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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