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Patch Places - Community & Events Executive

Patch places ltd

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Join the Patch team and spearhead the transformation of Bournemouth's iconic Bobby’s building into a vibrant local hub for work and culture.

Overview

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£26000 - £27000

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Bournemouth

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Expires at anytime

Organisation Summary:
Patch is a revolutionary company that’s redefining workspaces by creating local hubs that blend work, culture, and community. We’re on a mission to enable people to ‘Work Near Home’, fostering a harmonious work-life balance. Our spaces are not just for work; they serve as cultural and community epicentres. As an accredited B-Corp, Patch is dedicated to driving positive social and environmental impact, and we are now bringing this vision to Bournemouth with our new site in the iconic Bobby’s building.

  • Join a team that values local engagement and cultural enrichment.
  • Contribute to building a community-centric workspace and hub for entrepreneurs and creatives.
  • Be part of an organization that prioritizes social and environmental responsibility.

Role Summary:Forge strong relationships with local leaders to integrate Patch within the community.Drive business development by leading tours and increasing membership.Manage day-to-day site operations to ensure excellent member experiences.Create and execute a diverse range of cultural events, establishing Patch as a local creative nexus.Market our event spaces and facilitate memorable events.Engage in advocacy through content creation and networking on platforms like LinkedIn.

Role Requirements:At least 2 years of experience in event management, hospitality, or community engagement.Proven success in organizing and managing events.Excellent communication skills and ability to foster relationships.A dynamic multitasker who thrives in a fast-paced environment.A community-focused individual with a passion for local growth.An advocate for local culture and a promoter of Bournemouth’s potential.

Application Process Details:
To apply, submit a 250-500 word introduction about yourself, your background, professional interests, and motivation for leading at Patch in Bournemouth at the provided link. Candidates progressing to the next interview stage will receive further instructions.

www.patch.work

Permanent Contract

Role to commence: August 2024

Full Time - On-Site - Mon- Fri (8:30 am-5:30 pm) - Occasional Evenings & Weekends.

Our Vision

At Patch, we believe the future is local. That’s why we’re building a nationwide network of neighbourhood workspaces designed to become new local centres for work, culture, and community.

We craft beautifully designed spaces on local high streets and in town centres to support people to ‘Work Near Home’, achieve a better work-life balance, and build thriving careers and businesses in their communities.

Patch also serves as a venue for cultural and community gatherings. We build relationships with our members, local groups, and cultural organisations to support and host a programme of publicly accessible workshops, talks and events.

This autumn, we will open in Bournemouth, making our home in the iconic Bobby’s building. Our vision is to create a new hub for the South Coast’s entrepreneurs, creatives, and community builders. Inside Patch, you’ll find a range of meeting and event spaces (including a podcast studio and wellness studio), as well as a suite of workspaces, from coworking studios to private offices. 

Patch is proud to be an accredited B-Corp. This represents an ongoing commitment to demonstrating that businesses can lead positive social and environmental change and be a force for good in our communities. 


Your Opportunity

We are actively seeking an exceptional Community & Events Executive to help transform Patch Bournemouth into a dynamic hub of work, creativity, and community engagement. In close collaboration with the Site Director and the Central Support Team, you will play a vital role in developing a vibrant venue that fully embodies Patch's core values and advances the 'Work Near Home' era.

At Patch, you will be instrumental in shaping our Bournemouth home, supported by and working collaboratively with an enthusiastic local team, to bring your innovative ideas to life. We are looking for someone community-driven, proactive, and deeply committed to enriching the South Coast's cultural and professional landscape.

This role offers an equity ownership opportunity, reflecting our commitment to your long-term growth and success.


Responsibilities

  • Community Integration: Strengthen ties with local leaders and groups to integrate Patch into Bournemouth's community. Enhance local culture and support businesses through our platform.
  • Business Development: Assist in leading tours and converting prospects into members. Work closely with the Growth team to strengthen local engagement and drive membership growth.
  • Site Operations: Assist in daily operations and member experiences to ensure high-quality community interactions and operational efficiency.
  • Cultural Programming: Organise and execute a diverse array of events, managing everything from planning to execution, to make Patch a hub for local creatives and entrepreneurs.
  • Space Activation: Assist in marketing our event spaces, ensuring that event organisers can easily book and enjoy a seamless, positive experience.
  • Advocacy: Support our presence by actively participating in content creation, promoting our initiatives on LinkedIn, and fostering robust networks and relationships.

About You

  • Exceptional Communicator: Skilled in building strong relationships.
  • Dynamic Multitasker: Excels in fast-paced, varied environments.
  • Community-Focused: Committed to contributing to Bournemouth's growth.
  • People-oriented: Approachable with a positive influence on others.
  • Proactive Problem-Solver: Initiates solutions and handles challenges effectively.
  • Local Advocate: Takes pride in enhancing the local community.


Experience

  • 2+ years in event management, hospitality, or community engagement.
  • Demonstrated ability in organising and managing events.

Our Values

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  • Don’t be a cookie cutter; be relevant.
  • Promote the local area around your venue and celebrate its potential
  • Promote and celebrate the unique culture and potential of Bournemouth.

Balanced

  • Work and personal needs should be in concert, not in competition.
  • Prioritise the personal - mental health, family and physical wellbeing.
  • Harmonise work and personal life for our team and members.

Built to last

  • We leave a place better than how we found it.
  • We choose the right thing over the fast thing.
  • Commit to social and environmental responsibility, reflecting our B-Corp status.


Benefits

Your learning and development is a company priority. There is no limit to how far you can take your journey within Patch or how far we will support you in your future career.

We offer an expanding range of benefits, including:

  • Company Equity
  • Private healthcare, 
  • Personal wellness budget
  • Cycle-to-work scheme 
  • Comprehensive support for personal and professional growth.
  • 32 days paid holiday (Inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Your birthday as an extra free holiday

Next Steps:

To apply, please provide a brief introduction about yourself by clicking on the APPLY button at the top of this page.

Your introduction should be circa 250-500 words: Detailing your background and professional interests, and describing your motivation for leading at Patch in Bournemouth.

We are eager to learn how you can contribute to Patch's vision at Bobby’s, Bournemouth.

Successful applicants will be contacted to move on to the next stage of the interview process, where further details will be provided about the subsequent steps.

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