Community & Social Media Manager

A tree in a forest
Contract type: Full-time, Permanent
Location: Stellenbosch / Simondium
Ideal start date: ASAP

About Candide

Candide is a growing marketplace platform enabling people to progress their passion for plants and nature through the application of technology. We have offices in Bristol (UK) and Stellenbosch (South Africa) with over 70 staff members.
Candide is a market-network platform helping businesses and the public break new ground in the garden, through the application of technology.
Candide is the gateway to inspiration for garden visitors using exciting immersive technology and enabling quick, contactless ticketing for visitor access. We also motivate the public to connect with nature and enable everyone to grow big and shop small, with curated online catalogues of plants, tools and accessories from exceptional independent businesses.
Based in central Bristol (UK) and Stellenbosch (South Africa), we enable people to progress their passion for plants and nature. We are a team of over 70, openly putting our people first; we're proud to be building a team that genuinely loves working and learning together. We know how important a positive, inclusive culture is, so have a read and see if you think we might be a good fit.

The Role

We are looking for a dynamic Community and Social Media Manager to join the Candide ZA team, someone with a passion for nature and plants and an eye for aesthetics, who eats, sleeps and breathes all things digital.
You will assist the Candide ZA Country Manager in the implementation of online marketing campaigns, driving engagement and traffic through to our app. You will also be supporting social media campaigns on Facebook and Instagram by creating captivating content, post scheduling, monitoring posts, and measuring campaign success with clear and accurate reporting. You will have an analytical eye and be able to make suggestions for improvements.
Community management on social media and on the community app will be an important part of your day, including check-ins after hours to respond to followers’ comments and questions. You will also proofread and write short, highly engaging articles for our plant-loving followers.

Your Background

Experienced in social media or digital marketing with a relevant qualification, you will be keen to demonstrate your passion for horticulture. You will be comfortable working with people at all levels of the business and able to foster strong working relationships.
Experience in Canva, Later, Inshot, Slack, Trello, Google Drive, and Facebook Ads is desirable. The role will require you to work remotely and at the office in the Simondium area, Western Cape and you will need a driver’s license and your own transport.

Team Culture

We work in small, cross-functional teams to turn business goals into product features. Great communication means there is an inherent no-blame culture, and our collaborative and inclusive structure encourages everyone to share ideas on how we can improve our processes, growth, and product.
All our teams have a short daily stand-up, this ensures we remain aligned and those who build products stay very close to our customers that enjoy them. To encourage innovation, we hold monthly hack days where everyone can build something new that falls outside our current roadmap - an idea, a campaign, or even a small product - with whomever they like.

Our Values

For plants and people
  • We aim to be the most useful tool in a gardener’s pocket and accentuate the social, environmental, and physical benefits already associated with gardening.
  • We respect the backgrounds of everyone we interact with - within Candide and across the broader society in which we operate - and actively promote the inclusion of all.
For the collective win
  • We work together encouraging innovation to leverage new, emerging technologies and continuously adapt.
  • We always act with honesty and integrity whilst focussing on the needs of our customers.
For good
  • We respectfully use our platform to encourage conscious, informed decision-making and work with individuals and companies to progress our values.

What You’ll Get From Us

  • 15 days holiday
  • Equipment needed to do the job effectively
  • Relevant training
  • Team socials

Application Process

Please send a 1 or 2 page CV covering your employment history, relevant experience, and education to by 25th March 2021.
Everyone is Welcome
Please do not hesitate in contacting if you want to find more before you apply.
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What is Candide?

Candide has everything for plant lovers – buy plants from independent sellers and book tickets to visit inspiring gardens near you. Identify plants in seconds from a single photo and learn how to care for them with our in-depth guides.


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