Salary £45-60k pa dependent on experience
London, minimum 2 days per week in the office
Overton is a socially conscious startup focused on making government policy more transparent: we help researchers, journalists and the public to see the evidence and influences behind real world guidelines, laws and regulations.
Want to see the research behind national climate change plans, or the influences pushing different COVID policies? Overton is where you go.
Our customers range from UN & EU agencies to think tanks, big charities and dozens of universities. Our primary product is a large, searchable database of government policy that we text mine to pull out topics, links to academic papers, people and more.
The founding team is experienced, friendly and genuinely cares about the space – we’d love you to join us.
We’re looking to hire an enthusiastic and talented product manager to help us accelerate our product development and take ownership of our new feature pipeline.
You’ll take responsibility for collecting and collating user requirements and feedback and translating this into technical tasks, working closely with the technical team – which currently includes Euan, our founder, Angel, our data scientist, and Nick, our software engineer.
Day to day you’ll be looking after the existing product, scoping new features, prioritising tickets, and providing project management support. You’ll also play an important role in helping us to scope new product offerings and figuring out how to address new markets, by developing a deep understanding of Overton’s data, tech and skills and applying it to problems faced by users in our current markets as well as new audiences.
You’ll be adept at balancing the needs of different users and understanding how our product decisions support our growth plans. You’ll be working with colleagues across the wider team who engage with users and have specialist market knowledge, to analyse internal and external feedback on how the product is used and perceived and to help bring those ideas into the technical realm.
We deploy daily and you’ll be supporting changes customers can see from day one. Some recent key projects have included:
You’ll be joining us at an exciting stage of development and there’ll be lots of opportunity to try out new ideas, for professional development and to learn about developing a new product inside a start-up environment.
We don’t expect you to be writing code yourself but it would help if you’re technically minded and familiar with some of these technologies.
And these would be a bonus!
We know everyone works best in different ways so we offer flexible working as standard and we are offering this role as hybrid office/remote, with a minimum of 2 days per week in London (we have nice office space very close to Euston!).
We are a small team and mainly collaborate using Slack, video calls and regular all-company meetings to see each other in person.
1. Apply using the form below with your CV and a non-generic cover letter that explains why you are right for this role and why it interests you. We’ll get back to you within a week.
2. We’ll follow up by email with any questions we might have about your application, usually around logistics or your expectations about the role.
3. We’ll schedule a 30-minute call for an initial discussion to discuss the role and your experience, to see if they look like a good fit.
4. We’ll schedule a more in-depth interview, which is typically two hours long. The first hour is discussion, and the second hour is based on a short, practical take-home assignment or exercise during the interview if you’d prefer.
5. We’ll make an offer. We’ll be interviewing a number of candidates so there may be a short delay, but we will try to keep you informed throughout the process.
If this sounds like your kind of thing, we’d love to hear from you!
Apply using the form below with your CV and a cover note that explains why you are right for this role and why it interests you. If you have any questions about the role, contact email@example.com
We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis so please get in touch as soon as possible if you’re interested. Interviews can be in person or virtual as preferred, at a time that suits you.
We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability or parental status. If you need any adjustments to allow you to fully participate in the application and interview process, please just let us know.
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