We’re Hiring – Community Manager

We are looking for a Community Manager to join our fantastic team based in the heart of Brighton.

Who are we?

The Student Room Group (TSR) is the largest, most useful and best-loved online student community there is. Millions of students turn to us first for advice, info and support on work, learning and life’s ups and downs. And that means we’re uniquely privileged to connect educators, employers and consumer brands to switched-on young people actively seeking out answers and meaningful connections.

What does a Community Manager at TSR do?

Working within our Community Team, you will report to the Head of Community. You’ll be responsible for developing and enhancing a positive culture within our dedicated team of volunteers, and ensuring our users have access to the most helpful conversations, experts and advice.

In your role, you will be empowered to use your nuanced understanding of The Student Room community and the needs of young people, to manage your own projects within the Pathways section. You will be responsible for the planning strategy for the section, and be responsible for the practical implementation of the overall vision. This role is about supporting our community of students to actively participate on TSR and get the most out of it in all aspects of their lives.

Key role responsibilities:

      • Growth in Engagement – Planning strategies to improve the levels of engagement across forums, working with different departments across the business to ensure these are delivered effectively
      • Retention – Ensuring students continue to come back to use the community regularly
      • Volunteer Management – effectively managing the team of volunteers to grow student engagement in your forums
      • Supporting users – engaging directly with users to make sure they get a great service from TSR when they are looking for support
      • Site Administration – supporting the moderation team with the report and moderation queue
      • Content – managing the creation of content and advice based on student’s needs and interests , either yourself or via the volunteer team
      • Knowledge – Staying up-to-date with topics relevant to your area
      • Improving experience – listening to the community and making recommendations for improving their experience.
      • Analysis – Producing reports and analysis focusing on your forums
      • Social–  Supporting the B2C marketing team with social content and planning
      • Commercial development – support commercial conversations/pitches, ensuring commercial strategy/partnerships are student-focus and bring value to students as well as clients
      • Outreach/PR – Help foster key relationships (eg UCAS) in industry, provide insight and expertise in articles/media, and support impactful PR campaigns

      Specific to your role as  Community Manager in the Pathways section, your responsibilities also include:

      • Project management – Providing leadership and connecting key parts of the business to produce campaigns and project outcomes that benefit young people and our clients. Including strategising, planning and driving the Pathways contributiong to seasonal peaks of exams and results periods
      • Official rep liaison supporting Client Services Rep Managers
      • Welfare policy – Managing the escalation of serious issues
      • Strategic development of volunteer team

      NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and will evolve with the ongoing needs of the company. You will be expected to perform other related duties as reasonably instructed.

        This opportunity will suit someone who has:

        • Experienced in working with young people
        • Passionate about supporting young people throughout the challenges they face
        • Confident in managing people
        • Able to think creatively and be solution-focused
        • Excited by change and taking on new challenges
        • A team player
        • Self-motivated, driven and goal orientated with a high-tempo work ethic
        • Able to work independently, and to inspire the best in others
        • Shows a nuanced understanding on online communities
        • Socially confident and demonstrates high emotional intelligence
        • Organised and works in a structured manner
        • Innovative, curious, prepared to ask questions and think outside the box
        • Able to comprehend complex technical and statistical information, with the ability to produce both complex and straightforward analysis according to audience, and guidance
        • Able to delegate and prioritise tasks
        • Degree or equivalent educated (desirable but not essential), with proven experience in managing teams

          Working at The Student Room

          • A competitive salary
          • 25 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays
          • Your birthday day off
          • Opportunities for ongoing learning and development
          • Flexible working hours and arrangements
          • Group Life insurance
          • Generous pension scheme
          • Private healthcare
          • Healthcare Cash Plan
          • Cycle to work Scheme
          • Pet friendly workplace
          • Fresh fruit
          • Friday afternoon drinks
          • Regular social, team and charity fundraising events

          The Student Room is dedicated to providing an inclusive working environment that encourages diversity and equal opportunities for all. We are committed to supporting a team that is representative of a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills.

          To apply for this position, please email us at hr@thestudentroom.com , include a cover letter (along with your salary expectations) and your current CV.

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          Could this be the next step in your career?

          Get in touch by sending your current CV and a cover letter to hr@thestudentroom.com. We would love to know more about you, your career aspirations and salary expectation.

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