Project/Product Manager: CiviHR

at Compucorp in London

(₤28000 - ₤40000 per year)

We like to build stuff… sometimes complicated stuff… for people who like to make a difference! We work with Non Profits, Charities and Art Galleries to help them navigate the complex digital landscape and create great digital experiences for their audiences.

We do things a little differently, basing all our solutions on open source products, having flexible working hours and real team mentality. Our work covers web design, app development and branding for Charities and non-profit organisations across the country. Our clients include Charities such as Wikimedia, Farm Africa and Amnesty, galleries such as the Photographers Gallery and Craft Central but also companies, trade associations and government bodies.

We're a bootstrapped startup that has grown rapidly (from 10 to over 30 so far) based solely on the quality of the work we've been producing and we're on the lookout for a confident and ambitious Product/Project Manager to join our team to work on the CiviHR project. We have a great office location off Redchurch Street in Shoreditch and the role will expose you to a range of different digital skills and disciplines.


Based on generous funding from the Zing foundation (, CiviHR is an ambitious project to develop a fully featured HR application designed for Non-Profit and Charitable organisations worldwide. It's based on the Drupal and CiviCRM frameworks and has been in development for around 24 months. We recently reached an exciting milestone and opened up for public beta.

The role will be to manage the ongoing development of the product and also contribute to scoping, design/UX. You will be in charge of a talented team of 8 developers, 2 sysadmin engineers and 2 QA engineers, reporting directly to our Head of Projects and working alongside our designer and solution architect to help us develop a great product for charities worldwide.

Your main responsibilities will involve supporting the solution architects with developing robust specification for new functionality, before itemising that specification into development tickets to be worked on in future sprints. You will work with the senior developers to plan these agile sprints and to prioritise works before supporting the development team over the course of the sprint to deliver the required functionality before the next release. You will then liaise with the devops and account manager to manage the release out to over 60 organisations currently part of our public beta.

Key responsibilities:

- Working with design/UX and technical team members to develop technical solutions for future development
- Writing up technical solutions into developer tickets that can be worked on during future sprints
- Managing/Prioritising the project ticket backlog for agile sprints
- Allocating tickets to Design/Dev/QA
- Managing monthly releases and liaising with account manager for release details
- Analysing sprint performance / managing retrospectives
- Managing overall project timeline

Your role will be to work closely with the development team to ensure all their needs are met, researching solutions to problems, managing estimates and timelines for agile sprints, ensuring the backlog is prioritised and acted on whilst ensuring product quality. There will also be an opportunity to use or learn technical skills relating to site building and coding (if you have an interest in it!).

What we are looking for:

- 3+ years experience delivering digital projects
- Previous experience in a digital agency
- Some experience of an HR product or environment a bonus!
- Compulsive list making!
- Great attention to detail
- Can do / Make it happen attitude

What were looking for is someone who can grasp concepts quickly, has great attention to detail, and most importantly loves a tech challenge. In short, we’re a team of self confessed geeks who love tinkering and tweaking until something is just right, and we're looking for someone with the same "can do" attitude to join our growing team.

If you think this is the role for you, please send your CV through to us with a short covering statement explaining what caught your interest and why you think you'll fit in.

Location: Shoreditch, office based

Type: Permanent

Salary: £28,000 - £40,000 + Benefits 

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Published at 02 Jan 2018
Expires on 02 Mar 2018