Working at Totem

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A bit about us

It all started over 20 years ago with a mission to help event professionals deliver extraordinary experiences through live event production.

Today our mission remains the same as we help organisations engage, understand and captivate audiences through our next generation technology and stand-out production services.

Join our amazing team 

We’re always on the lookout for exceptional people to join our diverse team. So, whether you’re a full stack developer, driven by sales or you’re great with customers, we’d love to hear from you.

In return you can expect to work in a friendly, supportive and progressive environment with a generous benefits package. Where we take our work, the impact on our planet and the welfare of our people seriously.

Ensuring we make it an enjoyable experience – for both our people and our customers.

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Our People

Jamie
Parsons

Sales Manager

Jamie has had a successful and entertaining career within the sports industry along with analytics and digital marketing, and working with incredibly innovative people along the way. At Totem, Jamie looks after our financial services and automotive sectors, assisting prospects in delivering unique insights into events. When Jamie isn’t charging with his children at home, he enjoys playing for and managing his local football team.

Favourite place
Southern Italy
Your favourite book
Shoe Dog
Playing on repeat
Forgot about Dre
Favourite non-human
Optimus Prime
What's on the menu
Curry
Survival essentials
Football,Beer,the family
Who or what inspires you
Amara and Cloughie

Giulia
Grasso

Operations Director

Giulia has been working in the Video Production industry for over 10 years. Thanks to her organisational skills her career evolved into Company Operations and ‘capacity’ has been her favourite word since. Giulia has a real passion for anything techy, has watched every single TV series ever made, loves pizza and deeply cares for animals and the planet. Even though she moved to the UK 8 years ago, she has never had a pint.

Favourite place
Terni, Italy
Your favourite book
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
Playing on repeat
Waiting in Vain
Favourite non-human
ALL ANIMALS
What's on the menu
Pizza
Survival essentials
Machete, Matches, Hope
Who or what inspires you
People's kindness

Richard
Bushill

Creative Director - Platform

Richard’s experience is in graphic design, video and events. He enjoys ‘thinky’ creative tasks with colleagues and long romantic walks to the fridge without them. He likes colouring in, staying in the lines and sometimes making doodles move. He does this for business and for pleasure, sometimes even at the same time whilst making Mexican food.

Favourite place
Work of course
Your favourite book
one with pictures
Playing on repeat
Spotify says DJ Krush
Favourite non-human
Henry the Hoover
What's on the menu
Mexican
Survival essentials
totem events platform
Who or what inspires you
Science

Inês
Mendes

Director of Client Success

Ines has a passion for people, problem solving, and animals. That includes the dolphin at Sea World that bit her in 2002. With a background in Journalism and Politics, she is equipped to guarantee project success and manages video production, design projects and clients. In her free time, she enjoys long walks on the beach and travelling.

Favourite place
Ericeira
Your favourite book
LOTR
Playing on repeat
Bohemian Rhapsody
Favourite non-human
My dog
What's on the menu
Sushi
Survival essentials
Fishing Set and Knife
Who or what inspires you
Victoria Beckham

Dylan
Oliver

Motion Graphics Designer

Dylan is that person who stops to look at adverts on the street and wonders how did they create such a good looking poster. And he admits to buying a product because the packaging looked better than other similar products…
He believes that design is a lifelong process of learning and is always keen to learn new tools, techniques and applications. He will tell you that every experience is useful, especially if it is connected with acquiring or enhancing a skill – painting, drawing, even learning a language.

Favourite place
Home
Your favourite book
Schott’s Miscellany
Playing on repeat
Jerusalem
Favourite non-human
Purdey
What's on the menu
Pizza
Survival essentials
Knife, skillet, bottle
Who or what inspires you
Everything

Alex
Hughes

Co-Founder and Client Director

Alex has a background in digital media, leading creative teams across the industry – ‘90s agency Deepend, ITV Network and MTV Networks Europe. He also worked on early iterations of the online presence for itv.com and Interactive TV propositions across ONdigital and SKY including The Brit Awards, Survivor and the MTV Europe Music Awards. He co-founded Amigo with Chris Shields in 2007, offering creative technology services for MediaWalls, Digital Signage and DOOH. After many years of trying, he has yet to stand up on a surfboard, so now snowboards instead. He remains horizontal.

Favourite place
Kefalonia & Pembrokeshire
Your favourite book
My Uncle Oswald
Playing on repeat
Never Tear Us Apart, INXS
Favourite non-human
Juno, my Dalmatian
What's on the menu
Italian Pizza / Negroni
Survival essentials
Negroni / Music / Pizza
Who or what inspires you
My Father

Rob
Prevett

Director of Growth

Rob brings a wealth of experience to Totem having scaled two successful events businesses over the last 20 years. He draws on that experience to help leading brands change the way they deliver events.

Rob’s big passions in life are food and skiing – a restaurant halfway up a mountain is about as good as it gets. When not skiing or eating he can be found enjoying the Yorkshire countryside with his daughter and Hector the dog.

Favourite place
The mountains
Your favourite book
East of Eden
Playing on repeat
Fleetwood Mac
Favourite non-human
Hector the Cockerpoo
What's on the menu
Tapas and Red Wine
Survival essentials
Tea, notebook, hammock
Who or what inspires you
My daughter

Melda
Findikli

Project Manager

Melda is a food, travel and yoga addict. She loves walking around different cities and exploring them, especially London. You might find her in Turkey, eating kebabs, paella in Ibiza or guacamole in Mexico. However, you can guarantee she’ll always be strategically project managing a trip somewhere hot or a night out with friends. If she is in the office or working from home, she might be using her special powers like implementing, managing and tracking requirements across our highly visual intuitive platform for software production and planning!

Favourite place
Cesme, Turkiye
Your favourite book
White Nights - D.
Playing on repeat
Dua - Fever
Favourite non-human
My cat - Jabbar
What's on the menu
Turkish, sushi, Thai
Survival essentials
T.Paper,water,books
Who or what inspires you
Grandma&Happy vibes

Jasmine
Berger

Broadcast Manager

Jasmine has a passion for editing, filming and live streaming and has been that way since college. Working previously with a live news station, where she edited and live streamed content. When not editing she likes to play games, arcade games and consoles alike. She is a Nintendo Girl at heart, when she isn’t editing or playing games, she reads fantasy novels like Terry Pratchett and draws. But most importantly she loves the Legend of Zelda and is currently collecting all the games!

Favourite place
Arcade
Your favourite book
Blart & HIVE
Playing on repeat
Cauterize
Favourite non-human
Squid & Octopus
What's on the menu
Pancakes
Survival essentials
Notebook, pen, multi-tool
Who or what inspires you
My plants

Peter
Quan

Motion Graphics Designer

Peter is a multimedia designer with experience in motion graphics, video editing and onsite filming. He has worked on freelance projects creating logos where his design is still proudly used today as a t-shirt print. Besides design work Peter is also a musician who studied the piano for 9 years and self-taught himself the guitar. He is now currently taking on his next challenge – learning the violin.

Favourite place
Sydney Australia
Your favourite book
Harry Potter
Playing on repeat
Take on Me - Aha
Favourite non-human
My dog Mabel
What's on the menu
Sourdough Pizza
Survival essentials
Flint, Knife, Bottle
Who or what inspires you
Classical Music

Chitra
Ram

VP Business Development

Favourite place
Bali
Your favourite book
title too long
Playing on repeat
Shotgun by George Ezra
Favourite non-human
Oscar - our family pup
What's on the menu
All food; humous to sushi
Survival essentials
Hammock+mobile+swimwear
Who or what inspires you
My grandparents

Christopher
Bo Shields

Co-Founder and Platform Director

Christopher’s career started in theatre – in 2001 he founded his first venture ‘Lock On Productions’, a full service event production agency. In 2007 he joined forces with Alex Hughes to co-found AMIGO, a creative agency servicing the growing Digital Out of Home industry. In 2019 he launched Binumi Pro – an innovative app that allows clients to shoot and manage their own video. Over the past few years Christopher’s mind has been somewhat occupied, being the architect of Reef, Totem’s event ecosystem.

Favourite place
Katz's Deli
Your favourite book
The Alchemist
Playing on repeat
Comfortably Numb
Favourite non-human
Alex Hughes
What's on the menu
WINGS
Survival essentials
Bear Grylls
Who or what inspires you
My Mum
Meet the team

Our Values

Our values have been created by our employees and reflect how we work (Our Approach), the importance we place on our colleagues (Our People) and the reason why Totem exists (Our Purpose).

Authenticity

Being authentic allows us to build lasting relationships based on trust, have open conversations, and create our best work.

Curiosity

Everyone is encouraged to be curious in their work, to learn from things that may not go to plan, and to recognise the positivity of challenges and experimentation.

Responsibility

Our planet is important to us, and we are all responsible for its welfare. We work hard to do all that we can to protect and sustain the wonderful world that we inhabit.

Individual

We celebrate individuality and difference in our people, our products and everything we do.

Generous

Everyone has something to give, and everyone has something to learn. Be generous with your time and share your expertise.

Extraordinary

Our people are not only extraordinary, but are also empowered to use their creativity to make amazing things happen.

Challenge

We challenge ourselves and our clients to deliver more. Harnessing the power of technology and new ways of working to transform the future of events.

Connect

Our business is about connecting people. We focus on collaboration, communication and building communities.

Enjoy

We take our work seriously; but we don't take ourselves too seriously. We take enjoyment in our work, mirroring the enjoyment we create for our clients.

The benefits of Working at Totem

At Totem we believe that everyone gives their best if they have a positive work/life balance, that is why we have invested in supporting our employees with a wide variety of benefits to support every individual.

Office policies from recycling to sustainable products

A volunteering day each year for every employee, with the choice to be taken for individual causes, as a department or with colleagues from across the organisation

Sustainability Action Plan

Earth Day involvement each year

Quarterly Employee Satisfaction Surveys

Monthly Employee Wellbeing Surveys

Annual Life Interview with member of the People, Culture & Talent team

Employee Committees

Employee Ambassadors

Regular Support & Development sessions with People Leaders

Interactive goals and objectives

Departmental training budgets

In-house Training opportunities

External training agreements

Career progression paths

Coaching opportunities

We foster a creative, inclusive and collaborative environment

We value the importance that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce can bring

Nine core Totem Values

Encourage employee reflection and feedback, with supportive & curious teams

We love any excuse for a party and celebration

Regular fun activities, and, as a bunch of foodies, you can expect to be well fed!

Buddy System for all new starters, with a buddy lunch at a local eatery

Regular catch ups with a member of the People, Culture & Talent team to answer any questions and support integration into the team

Regular meetings with their People Leader to support development within the role

A range of induction sessions from Wellbeing to Sustainability, Values to IT

25 days of annual leave, growing to 30 over time

8 bank holidays

1 company bank holiday - Totem Freedom Day

Plus Christmas company closure

Enhanced parental leave policy to help welcome children into the home

One day of Pawternity leave per year to welcome a new pet to the family

Comprehensive medical insurance

Wellness leave

Menstrual and Menopausal leave

Employee Assistance Programme with 24 hour, free helpline for employees and their loved ones

Induction, Intermediate and Advanced In-house Wellbeing Workshops

Wellbeing Portal with resources, articles, fitness videos, recipes, self-help programmes and more

Dedicated Mental Health First Aid Wellness staff

Compassionate leave

Two Mental Health Days Per Year

Employee Assistance Programme with 24 hour, free helpline for employees and their loved ones

Induction, Intermediate and Advanced In-house Wellbeing Workshops

Wellbeing Portal with resources, articles, meditation audios, soundscapes, self-help programmes and more

We believe your hard work deserves to be rewarded, that's why we offer a competitive salary with plenty of room for growth

5% Employer pension contribution

Discounts and offers through Reward Gateway platform

£50 voucher on your birthday to help you celebrate your special day

Employee Assistance Programme with 24 hour, free helpline for employees and their loved ones

Induction, Intermediate and Advanced In-house Wellbeing Workshops

Wellbeing Portal with resources, articles, money tools, self-help programmes and more

We offer Flexible working to support our people with their individual lives

Flexibility of hours

Work from Home Allowances

Choice of Laptop for our Hybrid employees

For all roles on our Totem Leap Internship programme we offer the London Living Wage as the starting salary

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8 Hornsey Street
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