We’re hiring a new Chair

Spacehive’s vision is to radically change the balance of power in the civic space, putting people and communities in the driving seat.

Our platform rewires the pathways to changing the fabric of communities – empowering popular project ideas to attract funding from both the crowd and institutional co-funders in one place.

Spacehive supports a diverse mix of projects across the UK, covering everything from transforming a local playground, sprucing up a park, bringing an old building back to life or even creating something completely new like putting a waterslide down the high street or turning an old flyover into a park.

So far, Spacehive has raised over £2 million in investment and has partnered with the Mayor of London and big companies like Barclays to build its impact. We are proud to have won awards from the Big Venture Challenge, Nesta, UnLtd, Deloitte Pioneers, and Downing Street.

Having rigorously tested the viability of our model, we are now looking forward to the challenge of scaling our service and helping thousands more communities to make places better.


Spacehive are looking for an experienced Chair to join the board to guide us through a period of high growth.

An ambitious, hands-on leader, you will have an impressive track record of helping to navigate companies or initiatives to scale that bear similarities to ours.

You will have commercial and start-up nous as well as an instinctive understanding of the community and public-facing focus of our work and its potential to create social impact.

You will have a deep understanding of the power of technology to change systems and cultures. And you will relish the opportunity to play a critical role in seeing us through to our full potential.

Interested in the role? Please contact alice@talentful.com for more details. Deadline: 1st May.

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About the Author:

From teaching in the Tanzanian mountains to the digital universe of Spacehive, Aaron has stopped off in a few places along the way. After receiving an MA in Publishing from Oxford Brookes University, she worked for big internationals including Oxford University Press and the International Labour Organization, small but interesting types including Pambazuka Press and Internet Retailing Magazine before heading up the award-winning eSeller.net. Looking for her next big adventure she joined Spacehive as their Content Marketing Manager. Here she works the words whether describing the awesome potential of a civic crowdfunded future or outlining the many dazzling features of our grant-making software. She gets to meet the project creators and share their stories as well as working with our partners to ensure they have the material they need to make impact. Outside of work she mentors with The Girls’ Network, solves mysteries and once made jam from the blackberries in her garden of which she is inordinately proud.