Project Manager

Summary:

Do Nation is a tiny but well established B Corp running a high-impact climate action platform. We’ve helped over 20,000 people to form healthy, environmentally friendly habits, and have a customer base including the likes of innocent drinks, Siemens, and UCL.

As we emerge from Covid-19, demand for our services is picking up significantly and we’re looking to grow the team, helping more and more organisations to really bake sustainability into their people’s behaviours and priorities.

This is an unusual opportunity to join a small founding team at an exciting stage of rapid but organic and customer-fuelled growth. We’re a fully remote team working to UK time zones.

Overview of the role:

We’re acting as the key delivery platform for a large, collaborative project, working in partnership with several industry-leading organisations who are providing inputs on design, UX, research, and content. The project is fast paced, with a complex network of teams working towards a high profile launch in October.

We’re looking for an experienced agile project manager to ensure that our development roadmap and partner expectations remain aligned, successfully delivering a series of whitelabeled platforms for launch on schedule.

This is initially a part time role of 3 days a week, with the potential to develop and increase over time.

Responsibilities of the role:

While the exact range of tasks will evolve over time - as is unavoidable in growing start-ups, key responsibilities will involve:

  • Making sure that projects run to time and on budget
  • Embedding an agile product development approach into our team as it grows
  • Leading daily stand-ups and fortnightly sprint planning sessions with the technical teams, and joining weekly partnership meetings
  • Helping us to constantly improve our processes and systems, enabling us to scale our impact most efficiently
  • Communicating regularly with project partners, making sure that they’re kept up to date on progress and deadlines
  • Identifying opportunities for new partnerships and projects

What we’re looking for:

We’re looking for someone who...

  • Has 3+ years experience in agile project management
  • Is experienced in working with clients and partners in the corporate and / or NGO sectors, influencing key project decisions
  • Is comfortable working in a start-up environment - and can demonstrate experience of working in a small team
  • Has some background or experience in engineering / programming (this is a bonus, but not essential)
  • Is self motivated, resilient, and proactive
  • Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, building strong relationships with the team and our partners despite working remotely
  • Super systematic in doing and documenting their work, and enjoys developing and improving processes too
  • Is able to use their initiative and draw on experience in dealing with day-to-day tasks, risks and challenges
  • Last but not least - you must be interested and excited by the challenges and opportunities of sustainable living, and the power of individual action in the fight against climate change

If this sounds like you, then please apply. These are requirements of the role though, so if you’re not able to tick them all off, please don’t apply for this particular role - we’d hate to waste your time.

About Do Nation:

Do Nation is all about encouraging healthy, environmentally friendly habits. We have developed an online platform where anyone can either make a pledge or run a campaign to raise pledges - pledges to do things like cycling to work, wasting less food, or using reusable coffee cups.

Since 2013 we have been running successful campaigns with organisations including innocent drinks, Pret a Manger, and Network Rail, helping them to encourage their employees to make pledges and save carbon, water, and waste.

We’re a small, nimble, and committed team - two co-founders working in Edinburgh and Chamonix, punching well beyond our weight. We strongly believe in the potential of our unique model to create a wide scale, meaningful impact on one of the most important issues of our time, and we’re hungry to deliver on that.

While we are commercially focused, social impact is the fuel that drives us - and as such, we are proud to be a certified B Corp. We have an attractive employee benefits package, including training budgets, volunteering days, and slow travel policies.

Details:

  • Start date: ASAP
  • Deadline: 24th July 2020
  • Hours: 3 days / week at first, with potential to increase
  • Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 dependent on experience (full time equivalent, to be pro rata’d to 3 days / week)
  • Other benefits: 28 days holiday (+1 day for each year worked with us); slow travel holiday bonus; pension contribution; flexible work policy; annual training budget; 2 volunteer days / year; potential for equity through employee option scheme.
  • Location: UK based remote working, with the ability to meet a few times a year in London, Edinburgh, or Chamonix, France.
  • To apply: send a copy of your cover letter and CV to joinus@wearedonation.com, explaining why you think you’d be a good fit for the role. Please clearly state your availability - we’re looking for someone who is able to start ASAP.

A note on diversity:

At Do Nation, we value diversity - of opinion, ethnicity, gender, religion, disability. and background amongst others. Given we’re all about engaging the population at large, it’s particularly important that our team understands and reflects the diversity of the population as far as is possible given our tiny size. We encourage applications from all corners of society, and are committed to building a culture of inclusion throughout the business.