Head of Marketing and Community Engagement

July 23, 2020

Location: London

Reports: to Country Manager

Team: 2-3 people (Comms, Events and Community Engagement Managers)


Wayra is looking for a new Head of Marketing and Community Engagement to join us immediately. It is a crucial role for the company, and the new person will be responsible for Wayra's overall Marketing strategy and activities, including communication planning, content, media, events and PR external relationship.  

In line with strategic changes, Wayra UK is working towards repositioning its brand as an open innovation hub focusing on more mature start-ups and whose main objective is to develop business opportunities between the start-ups and Telefónica (and other partners).  

We also want to grow our community (followers on social media channels, site traffic, subscribers to the newsletter, interest from external publishers, e.g. tech journalists) and have much more engagement.

The Head of Marketing and Community will drive forward the strategy and activities that will build the Wayra brand and its new positioning as well as ensure the communication and events regarding Wayra programmes are implemented simultaneously and in parallel with the branding and positioning for Wayra.  

You'll report into our Country Manager, will manage a team of 2-3 people and will play a core role in driving Wayra image and the quality of start-ups interested in joining our community.









Wayra is the most global, connected and technological open innovation hub in the world.

Wayra UK brings world-class start-ups to Telefónica globally and O2 locally to find new sources of revenue and innovation. We work with Telefonica / O2 to democratise entrepreneurship and to scale start-ups by facilitating the UK's largest network of innovation hubs, all done in coordination with world-class partners.

Wayra provides unparalleled access to networks and capital that turn start-ups into scale-ups. Our 194 portfolio companies have a combined valuation of over $1.1 billion and have generated $20 million in revenue via contracts with Telefónica. In addition to our main London programme and the investee companies, we facilitate a network of 6 additional programmes throughout the UK that have supported 100+ companies.

To apply, please send your CV to: recruitment_UK@wayra.org

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