Open Source Community Manager

Southampton, United Kingdom
£42,155 to £53,353 Per Annum
28 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
27 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Digital Health & Biomedical Engineering

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £42,155 to £53,353 Per Annum
Full Time Fixed Term - 6 months
Closing Date:  Monday 27 March 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2194423FP

You will join our innovative team to help build an open community that supports governance of advanced information systems using open-source risk modelling software.

IT Innovation Centre has developed a unique risk modelling methodology and supporting software for assessment of cybersecurity, privacy and safety risks. We are keen to have the approach widely adopted and used for the public good. We’re already working closely with the public sector (e.g. NHS), and with UK and European research infrastructures to help improve governance. Our next step is to open source the software and establish an open community of users and contributors. Your role as Open-Source Community Manager will be to drive the process of community development.

You will plan and manage the identification, evaluation and prioritisation of potential community members and member organisations (both academic and commercial), working closely with other team members within IT Innovation and collaborating organisations. The work will involve market analysis, an understanding of the value proposition, stakeholder engagement and review of licence and business models.

You will need to work with colleagues to develop appropriate promotional material and help build relations with commercial and academic partners. To ensure the long-term impact of this work, some research on follow-on funding options and governance arrangements iw.

This is a full-time post for a period of 6 months. We wish the post to start as soon as possible.

What we can offer you

We offer some fantastic benefits including 44 days leave per year (inclusive of public holidays and University closure days), options for flexible and remote working, excellent family leave arrangements, access to onsite childcare facilities and our comprehensive benefits package also includes a contributory pension scheme, subsidised health and fitness facilities, a cycle-to-work scheme, and a range of discounts.

For further information, please contact Michael Boniface:

*Upon appointment your job title will be Senior Enterprise Fellow.

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Anjali Mavi  (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email  Please quote reference 2194423FP on all correspondence.

We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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