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Social Media lead for digi-local marketplace with social good
at Lokoli

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  • Belfast
  • furlough

Confirmed - The role is still hiring despite coronavirus

This role ONLY accepts accepts expressions of interest from those currently on furlough

We are an online marketplace that connects local independent businesses from the UK with local shoppers and gives back to the local community through inbuilt charitable donations.

The marketplace has been developed as a result of helping a small local wine merchant transition from '100% bricks and mortar' to a hybrid online-offline model during COVID-19 lockdown. The impact it had on that business and everyone involved, including the local community, has been phenomenal. 

Now we are making that impact possible at scale. 

How you can help

We are an early-stage startup seeking someone who wants to put their social media marketing skills into practice by helping develop and grow our social media presence, primarily though Facebook and Instagram.

Our brand is purpose-driven and backed by a social good, kindness economy and ‘giving back’ ethos. Our initial target audience is passionate independent businesses in the UK who primarily serve a local community in a direct, face-to-face manner (bricks n mortar, market stalls, food trucks –  farm shops, delis, off-licenses, fruit n’ veg, artisan stores, cafes, restaurants and home-kitchen cupcake creators).

  • Do you like the thought of engaging with passionate local business owners and conscientious consumers?
  • Are you the type of person who is self-motivated and driven to engage and build communities?
  • Do you like making a plan and then putting it into action?

If yes, we’d love to hear from you. We greatly appreciate any assistance and understand people have varying commitments, so we're super-flexible.


The company is currently 100% bootstrap/self-funded by the founder, with the intention of seeking investment in August. This is an unpaid, volunteer role for someone who wants to put their skillset to use whilst on furlough (or otherwise just itching to do something). Whilst there is potential for it to progress into an opportunity for a paid role upon funding, there is no guarantee.

We'd love to connect and work with someone who appreciates our vision of empowering local businesses, delivering social good and having a massive positive impact on local communities. 

If you've got this far, thanks for reading and we'd love to hear from you.

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