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Community Facilitator at Grow Remote

The Community Facilitator will be an integral member of their team as Grow Remote continues to grow and to work towards their mission of driving fundamental change throughout Ireland.

At Grow Remote we’re driven by the vision of a world where employment is both visible and accessible to everyone everywhere. They are a social enterprise who believe in the transformative power that remote working can have for every community in Ireland.

Grow Remote is a fast-growing and innovative organisation which sits at the intersection of multiple sectors and disciplines such as community development, the startup world, the tech industry, the social enterprise sector, further education and training and Ireland's labour market. Only six months from recruiting their first team member we are now looking for a remarkable person to join their team as employee no. 8: A Community Facilitator.

The Community Facilitator will be an integral member of our team as Grow Remote continues to grow and to work towards our mission of driving fundamental change throughout Ireland. They will be a key member of our growing Community team and will support our Community Manager in building, developing and supporting the Grow Remote community.


Reporting to the General Manager and/or the Community Manager, the Community Facilitator will play a key role in achieving Grow Remote’s Community Strategy. Grow Remote is a community development organisation and our chapters of remote communities are at the centre of everything we do. This is an exciting time for Grow Remote as we continue to grow our community and the Community Facilitator will play an integral role in achieving our aims and objectives.

Job Description Details:

  • Work closely alongside the Community Manager to support and facilitate the achievement of the Grow Remote community strategy. This includes growing chapter membership, expanding theri chapter community, and driving increased chapter engagement and activity

  • Provide support and guidance to chapters and other elements of the community to help them to identify and achieve their goals

  • Support the recruitment and onboarding of new chapters including the processing of new applications

  • Provide enablement support to Grow Remote chapters to run events in their local community, with a view to increasing community engagement in their areas

  • Create resources for community members including presentations, graphics and other materials that can be leveraged by chapters when engaging with their local communities

  • Provide support for various Grow Remote community events and act as a representative of Grow Remote at events. Example events include a Jobs Club, weekly Virtual Coffee, and Ask me Anything sessions on relevant topics.

  • Collect data from chapters and members in order to measure the impact of community activities.

  • Support the management of the online community platforms, including Slack, internal Wiki, onboarding training course for chapters and some social media elements.

  • Other duties as assigned

About you:

  • You are a self-starter who is highly motivated and able to work on your own initiative.

  • You have a start-up mindset and enjoy being part of a fast-paced, innovative, and growing organisation with a ruthless ability to meet deadlines.

  • You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • You are highly organised; you can manage and prioritise a varied workload and you have excellent attention to detail.

  • You act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.

  • You are willing to do the big and small things with equal conviction: you'll be expected to work strategically but not be afraid to work on the ground.

  • You enjoy finding simple solutions to problems.

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • At least three years experience in community development, community engagement, community management, community support, or another relevant role.

  • The ability to relate to and connect with people from diverse backgrounds within the community

  • Experience in coordinating, planning and supporting events both online and in-person

  • Experience creating high quality and engaging resources, including presentations and other graphics (videos, posters etc.)

  • Highly developed communication and organisational skills, including the ability to work to deadlines and manage a varied workload

  • Proven ability to pick up a project and run with it – be a self-starter

  • Experience in building relationships in a community setting, including strong relationship management skills

  • Experience of working to objectives or targets

  • Consistent excellence in verbal & written communications in English

  • A relevant third level qualification at Bachelor’s level

  • Flexible, warm & friendly personality who can work well in a team environment

  • A commitment to excellence and close attention to detail

  • A commitment to Grow Remote’s vision and values

  • Curiosity

  • Ability to demonstrate the highest levels of integrity and ethical fibre

  • Previous experience with a social enterprise would be an advantage

Deadline for applications is 5 pm on the 12th of July 2021.

Please Apply through our website with your CV and cover letter HERE.


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