Communications and Events Associate

Bethnal Green Ventures

  • Salary: 25,000
  • Location: London, UK with flexible arrangements possible
  • Closing: 12:34pm, 19th Oct 2020 BST

Job Description

Bethnal Green Ventures (BGV) is looking to hire a Communications and Events Associate. This is an exciting entry level position, for anyone interested in entering the VC and impact investing industry, and wants to learn more about the inner workings of emerging funds. 

BGV is Europe’s leading early-stage tech for good VC. We back ambitious founders using technology to tackle social and environmental challenges and radically drive positive impact at scale. Since 2012 we’ve backed over 130 ventures including Fairphone, DrDoctor, Piclo, Overleaf, Andiamo, Second Nature, Organise and many more.  

Our Associate programme will give you a chance to see how BGV works, to work on our external comms, assist in expanding the growing tech for good community, and to get involved in telling the stories of our founders making the world a better place. 

You’ll work closely with our Communications Manager and are part of the fundraising communications (the fun-comms) team, which also includes our CEO, Head of Fundraising and Investor Relations Associate. 

You will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining our social media accounts and website for BGV and Tech for Good Global: drafting posts, creating visuals, engaging with followers, monitoring

  • Updating and analysing communications statistics and visibility in media

  • Organising our events, including the BGV Demo Day; finding a venue, arranging catering, liaising with film crew, managing the invite list and the teams in the lead up to the event 

  • Assisting in event organisation for our Tech For Good meetups; researching and sourcing speakers, organising venues or virtual spaces, catering (COVID-permitting) and managing attendees

  • Supporting the growth of techforgood.global’s online footprint and contribute to drafting and editing content for our techforgood.global website and newsletter

  • Helping to manage responding to general enquiries 

Person specification:

  • You'll have an interest in brand, marketing, communications and strong affinity in using social media tools for business

  • You are excited by the tech for good startup scene and feel that BGV’s values align with yours

  • You’ll have advanced skills in writing and editing, and experience in photo editing and visual design  

  • You’re good at getting stuff done, and can work on tight deadlines

  • You’re willing to muck in with a variety of tasks and enjoy working in a small highly energetic team

  • And you’re always willing to learn more and have a strong desire to learn all aspects of a comms and events role

What we can offer:  

  • Pay of £25,000 per year with a broad range of experiences working for one of the leading impact investors in Europe.  

  • 25 days annual leave.

  • A great work environment and supportive team culture.

  • A learning and development budget to set you up for your personal growth and development, while gaining a broad overview of what goes on at Bethnal Green Ventures. 

  • A fun place to work in London (COVID-permitting) and online.

  • The opportunity to build relationships with the tech for good community in London and beyond - be they impact investors, startups, policy makers or funders.

What we can’t offer you

  • We are a small team and we can’t promise you a permanent job with BGV at the end. However, this role is designed to give you exposure to all elements of our network, and we hope it will act as a stepping stone to working with one of our alumni startups, funders or investors. 

The Associate role is due to run from January 11th 2021, however we are flexible on the start date.

We are committed to building a diverse community and want to increase opportunities for people from all walks of life to enter the VC and impact investing space. We fundamentally believe that diverse teams perform better, and talent is distributed in equal measure. 

We are a proud BCorp, an Equal Opportunities and Living Wage employer, and strongly encourage people of colour, women, LGBTQIA individuals and people with disabilities and other underrepresented communities to apply to this role. 

To read more about how BGV promotes diversity and inclusion, please follow this link.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be blind reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the blind review

Applications closed Mon 19th Oct 2020

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  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the blind review

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