Community and Events Manager

Location: London

Salary: £37,166 per annum

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Innovation and Enterprise

Division: Innovation and Enterprise

Hours per week: 35

About us

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.

Whilst the Venture Studio supports, builds and invests in start-ups, it itself is a start-up within Crisis. We’re in full growth mode, building the future for social change within the charity sector. We have had an exciting first year - backing our first few companies, being shortlisted as the PropTech Investor of the Year and growing a diverse community around our mission and portfolio. Now, we need to build our communications strategy and audience reach for future growth. That is where you come in. 

​​​​​​​About the role

As part of the first team to tackle homelessness through venture, you have an opportunity to lead and shape the conversation. Central to this is the community we foster through social media communications, events and networks between founders and funders.

You will work alongside start-ups to scale their solutions and share the story of their impact. Our online and offline presence will be yours to shape, with a focus on proactive messaging and thought leadership. This role involves working closely alongside the Venture Studio team and collaborating across a network of senior leaders in Crisis. We have an exciting calendar of events coming up, and you will own the delivery and promotion of these, as well as creating your own event concepts.

Lived experience of homelessness is an important part of our plan to end homelessness. You will strengthen our work around co-production with Experts by Experience. Incorporate lived experience in our decision-making process. You will be responsible for opening doors between Crisis Members and our pipeline, portfolio, partners, and processes.

The ideal candidate will be someone who enjoys working collaboratively and learning at pace in live environments. A keen eye for design and demonstrable attention to detail is necessary for this role and we will work with you to put in place learning and development opportunities to set you up for success.

The role will be required to work from the London office once a week or twice a fortnight. 

About you

To be successful in this role you will have: 

  • a track record building a community online and offline
  • confidence executing real life, virtual, and hybrid events. 
  • first class communication skills; plus a flair for the creative
  • a desire to understand how social change happens
  • outstanding analytical skills and a knack for telling stories with data
  • a structured and organised approach to execution

You may have experience in:

  • working at a start-up, equity investing or corporate innovation
  • managing sales campaigns for an event
  • copywriting, blogging or visual communication

You won’t need

  • A traditional educational background

We believe diversity is a strength, and our aim is to make sure that Crisis truly reflects the communities we serve. We are actively working towards our organisation being a place where everyone can thrive and make their best contribution to our mission of ending homelessness for good. We know that the more perspectives, voices, and experiences we can bring to this work, the better. We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of homelessness, and people from all marginalised groups, communities and backgrounds.

Working at Crisis

As a member of the team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy
  • Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%
  • 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.

When you join us, you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation. 

How to apply

If this sound likes the opportunity for you, please click on the 'Apply for Job' button below.

Closing date: Sunday 13th March (at 23:59)


We welcome applications from people who identify as neuro diverse and want our recruitment process to be as accessible as possible. If you need us to make an adjustment or provide additional support as you apply for a role, please email and our Recruitment team will contact you to discuss how we can help.

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Registered Charity Numbers: E&W1082947, SC040094


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