Head of Community & Events

Head of Community & Events

  • Role: Head of Community of Events
  • Team: Development
  • Location: Kent

The role

At Dovetail Games we are passionate about empowering our people to build beautiful worlds, craft breath-taking games and do the best work of their career to deliver our vision: “By Enthusiasts, For Enthusiasts”.

We recently moved into a brand new river-front studio in the heart of the Historic Dockyard in Kent, UK. We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting-edge technology and delivering these on multiple platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

We are looking for a Head of Community and Events to lead our events teams, working alongside Publishing and Development to ensure the best experiences for our communites and audiences.  Must be an exuberant Individual who be responsible for attending games events and meeting the fans, gaining valuble knowledge and being hands on.


  • Leading the Dovetail Games community and events team, with a hands-on ownership approach to broadcasting, social engagement, forums and all player first activities.
  • Building content creator programs and ensuring the best of our community activity reaches a wide audience of rail and fishing fans
  • Managing and briefing community content and assets for all our titles
  • Representing community at the highest levels of the organisation
  • Working within Publishing and alongside Development to ensure the best community experiences for our titles are directly available to our audiences
  • Using data and metrics to understand what content grows our channels through great community engagement
  • Managing attendance at fan events and apt rail, fishing and games events
  • Leading player comms for our titles in a way that keeps our audience always informed and entertained
  • Managing customer support across all titles

What we look for in you

  • 2-5 years community management experience within the games industry, on PC and Console
  • Hands-on experience of creating community schedules for a busy release-focused organisation
  • Demonstrable enthusiasm for and strong experience of live broadcast, both with on camera experience, production and schedule understanding. Twitch, YouTube, Mixer or Steam broadcasting is something you love to do.
  • A determination to represent both our players and our company with clear communication and full trust
  • Small department/team management experience with a managerial style that focuses on team achievements, department goals and individual team member skillsets
  • Collaborative and energetic drive to generate ideas that will be highly prized for our audiences
  • A love of making things happen quickly and accurately, you have a positive approach to working on plans
  • A social media skillset – you’re experienced in getting the best from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other relevant social media platforms, you can also manage social media managers
  • Experience of community tools e.g. Sprout, Facebook Business Manager, Keymailer
  • Experienced at using community data and analytics to drive iterative change
  • A personal love of hobby communities and games – being a railfan or angler is beneficial but having a personal hobby is also prized!

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity, and all applicants will be considered on their merit, qualifications, competence and talent regardless of any protected characteristics.

You will have a direct and significant impact on the future of our games

You’ll experience an environment where you will be challenged but supported

We have an industry leading work-life balance

We are developing games across multiple platforms using cutting edge technology

Competitive salary and benefits

Pension scheme

Eye-care vouchers

Free parking

Free fruit, tea & coffee and a stocked pantry

Access to funded fitness events and health checks.

Regular social and sporting activities, including charity fundraising.

Think this job is right for you?

About our people


By enthusiasts, for enthusiasts.

We are growing fast and we have big ambitions to lead the way at the pinnacle of innovation. We are looking for individuals with the energy, drive and skill to craft a new generation of entertainment, across a multitude of gaming platforms. We would love to speak with talented people who take pride in a job well done and thrive in a positive environment, where ideas are celebrated, and everyone has a voice.

Our Values


Make fabulous stuff

We are passionate about crafting high quality simulations that excite and engage both experienced and new players.


Enhance life

We work hard to build experiences that can be enjoyed by players of all ages. Our games simulate reality but are non-violent. We would rather celebrate the human condition than devalue it.


Continuously improve

We work as one team, communicating frequently, openly and honestly in the knowledge that when we work together great things happen.


Walk tall

We are proud of who we are, and the entertainment we deliver to our customers around the world. We don’t work for Dovetail Games – we ARE Dovetail Games.

"My colleagues are smart, friendly specialists and it makes every day a new adventure - in all the right ways"

"After 8 years I still love the fast pace and breadth of work we get to work on"

Our products

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