The power of teamwork; behind every great human achievement, there is a team.
A brief History
Engaged Communities C.I.C. is a social enterprise building a cutting edge community technology.
We envisage a portfolio of products, however, our first is GoVolunteering, the next generation volunteering software built on the success of a platform we developed during the pandemic. It had huge success and was used to deliver, at scale, over 6500 volunteers, 300k volunteer hours and over £3m worth of value.
Based on this achievement, we are now developing the next upgrade of that software which will have enhanced features and capability – a technology product to capture the volunteer market.
For Volunteers; An easy to use place to find personalised opportunities and manage their volunteering portfolio
For Volunteer Managers; An end to end experience that allows you to self serve, schedule, manage and retain volunteers. Reduces admin time and improves your volunteer experience.
For Organisations; Centralise your Employee Volunteer Scheme with our customised software that goes beyond the basics
Our Vision and Mission
Our Vision – We believe a society’s strength comes from collective community involvement. We want to see a future where everyone has the tools and opportunities for lifelong participation in volunteering.
Our mission – To develop the No.1 volunteering platform in the UK.
This is underpinned by our values which we live by:
World class design & usability
How we work
We are an people organisation. This means a very different way of working that is conducive to rapid decision and learning cycles, dynamic solutions, networked teams and innovation.
Being a people orientated team enables us to be defined by outcomes rather than inputs and actions, leading to better results and social impact.
We recruit, train, develop and motivate talent from diverse backgrounds, to create an agile workforce that can offer solutions for our community, clients and other stakeholders, focused on project management, user experience and technology solutions.
We have created an environment that is safe, inspiring and enables people to achieve their full potential and thrive. Engaged Communities is a living wage employer.
Our mission is to help unleash the potential of every team.
The current Board is made up of senior leaders in the commercial and social enterprise space:
Chairman and CEO of
The Una Group
CEO of Plymouth Culture
CEO of Real Ideas Organisation
Partner at Womble Bond Dickinson
We also have a Board of Advisers:
Head of Policy at Devon CCG
CEO of Well Connected
Head of Business Services
Our Executive Team is currently being led by Ann Holman who has managed significant digital projects across complex environments within the utilities, water and local government sectors. A Delivery Lead, Product Lead will follow soon.
Our tech partners are Core Blue who are based in Plymouth. Eventually, our plan is to build an in-house team of UX/UI and developers to drive product development forward in 2024.
We try to keep it simple, we are a bunch of people coming to work each day sharing our love for developing great community technology. We intentionally set about building Engaged Communities as a business that we ourselves would want to work for: a vibrant, inspiring, caring, kind and sustainable brand.
We will increasingly be looking for people across a number of diverse roles in 2023 and beyond including developers, UX/UI Designers, sales and marketing, financial as well as community builders.