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Urban Tide - Part-time community manager

Part-time Community Manager

(Up to 10 hours per week in first instance.)

We are seeking a Community Manager to support the growth and development of Urban Tide products and services.

Urban Tide was formed from members of the team that helped bid, plan and deliver the Innovate UK’s £24 million smart city demonstrator for Glasgow.  The co-founders led and worked as part of the OPEN Glasgow programme team that opened up the city’s data to create engaging solutions for everyone.

Urban Tide are looking to capitalise and expand on this expertise and knowledge together with our strong partnerships to build a new data platform that delivers a vastly improved data management solution for smart cities.


  • Assist with the implementation of the social media strategy for Urban Tide. Under the supervision of Simon Tricker CDO to ensure its effectiveness and approach to encouraging audience growth. 

  • Assist on social media campaigns and day-to-day activities for Urban Tide. Duties include online advocacy, writing editorial, community-outreach efforts (for example, supporting our OPEN Data Training Programme), promotions, best practices, etc.

  • Community management of social networking sites including Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, (Facebook coming soon) and other community sites.  Must be savvy on understanding best practices, growing social media communities and frequency & timeliness of posting across multiple client networks. Understanding the how/why from everything to Hashtag use & trending topics.

  • Interview members of Urban Tide and other key players in the Smart Cities, Future Cities, Big Data, Open Data and IoT arena to compile regular ‘stories’ (blogs) to keep content on the website fresh and up-to-date.

  • Responsible for success of weekly social engagement & growth for followers and client engagement. 2 week reporting on growth within the internal team. 

  • Monitoring trends across Smart Cities and Future Cities, Big Data, Open Data, IoT, community engagement and everything that builds a better future for us all.

  • Become an advocate of Urban Tide online and offline; social media spaces, engaging in dialogues and answering questions where appropriate.

  • Attending events & meetups on behalf of Urban Tide, networking and capturing business contacts


  • Grow our twitter followers to 1000+ by mid year (June 2016).

  • Create Twitter groups of global leaders, thought leaders, key influencers, events, PLC’s, SME’s, communities.

  • Create content plan with weekly stories shared across our social platforms

  • Improve LinkedIn profile and grow followers

  • SEO and optimise our website to improve search results around keywords.

  • Join Smart Cities Free Training Course -

  • Review and attend relevant Meetups across Scotland / UK


  • Competitive hourly rate

  • We are very happy to accommodate flexible patterns of working and remote working.

  • Potential to develop a full-time job supporting the growth of Urban Tide


This role is part-time in the first instance (6 month contract, up to 10 hours per week) - but there is great potential to develop a full-time job supporting the growth of Urban Tide. 

To apply, please send an email with your CV to:
Application deadline: 4th March 2016

We believe we can make our cities smart, by focusing on the integration of people, technology and data to deliver a sustainable, prosperous and inclusive future for everyone.


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