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

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

Misza
Pawlicki

QA Intern

Misza is a Computer Science graduate from the University of East Anglia. He initially focused his career on digital accessibility within the cultural sector, where he ensured digital content was inclusive and usable for diverse audiences. Now in Quality Assurance at Totem, he uses his technical expertise to meticulously test software applications, ensuring they meet the highest standards of functionality and usability. Outside of work, he spends most of his time cooking, playing Toads and watching football.

Favourite place
Brighton
Your favourite book
The Rosary of Tears
Playing on repeat
Ice Cream Man
Favourite non-human
Oucho, of Ed & Oucho
What's on the menu
Kottu Roti
Survival essentials
BBC LW, BBQ, hammock
Who or what inspires you
Jonathan Richman

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

Lily
Doherty

Success Manager

Before joining Totem, Lily worked for national charities Mind and Refuge, managing mass participation events. As a Digital Success Manager, whether it’s contributing to initial plans or implementing new development, Lily has delivered successful multi-format complex events for clients large and small. When not at work, Lily will most likely be out on a run training for her next challenge. Her running buddy Ned the springer spaniel, keeps her company and helps set the pace.

Favourite place
Sydney
Your favourite book
Girl, Woman, Other
Playing on repeat
Murder On the Dancefloor
Favourite non-human
Ned the Springer Spaniel
What's on the menu
Grapes and Gin
Survival essentials
Music, Pillow, Suncream
Who or what inspires you
My Dad

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

Bhavya
Agrawal

QA Lead

Bhavya is a quality assurance fanatic who loves to break an application to build a perfect one. A practitioner of continuous improvement herself, she like to incorporate quality standards in her work, also focussing on customer satisfaction and optimal team performance. Beyond work, she loves to organise family events, passionate of travelling and exploring new locations, believes in making great memories and ensures to connect with her parents in India everyday.

Favourite place
Mumbai
Your favourite book
Software Testing
Playing on repeat
Bollywood
Favourite non-human
Food
What's on the menu
Paani Poori / Ice Tea
Survival essentials
Food, Fire, Music
Who or what inspires you
My son

Veronica
Cortes

Product Owner

With a long and lustrous career in events, Veronica has delivered events worldwide for various industries including financial services, social housing, creative and IT. She transitioned from event operations to event technology during the pandemic and never looked back. Veronica loves the sun and hopes to one day settle on a sunny island with her 2 cats and better half.

Favourite place
Home sweet home!
Your favourite book
The Dirt: Confessions of
Playing on repeat
Everlong
Favourite non-human
Stewie Griffin
What's on the menu
Noodles
Survival essentials
Lip balm, 80s playlist, A
Who or what inspires you
The Queen
Photo of Sam Roythorne MD of Totem

Samantha
Roythorne

Managing Director

Sam has worked in the events sector for over a decade, co-ordinating and managing events in locations around the world including Singapore, Rome, New York and Birmingham. As Managing Director of Totem, she is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the business, delivering excellent services to our exceptional range of clients. In her spare time, Sam loves watching F1 and pretending Swindon’s ‘magic roundabout’ is in fact Eau Rouge.

Favourite place
Orlando
Your favourite book
Impossible to choose
Playing on repeat
Tears in Heaven
Favourite non-human
Pogo, Cosmo & Nate
What's on the menu
Spaghetti Bolognese
Survival essentials
Phone, Book, Pogo
Who or what inspires you
Strong women

Paige
Redfern

Operations Executive

Since graduating in media production in 2017 Paige has wanted to pursue a career in the media industry and to be able to develop skills within the creative sector. Totems Leap internship gave her that opportunity. Paige as worked in progression within the Totems success team. She is already filming, designing, building events on the platform and streaming. When Paige isn’t working she is pretending to be marvel characters to keep her crazy 4 year old son entertained.

Favourite place
Anywhere with my son
Your favourite book
Queenie
Playing on repeat
Go- Cat Burns
Favourite non-human
Benji- My Yorkie
What's on the menu
Sushi
Survival essentials
bed, boat, lighter
Who or what inspires you
My son

Anna
Turner

Senior Project Manager (SaaS)

Anna is a project manager motivated by delivering excellent platform improvements, streamlining processes and solving problems. She brings broad project and continuous improvement experience in logistics and employee engagement. Having moved from Australia, she spends her time finding London’s best bakeries and restaurants, travelling Europe, hiking around the UK countryside and seeking any sun she can find.

Favourite place
Manly Beach in Sydney
Your favourite book
Anything by Ian McEwan
Playing on repeat
Drops of Jupiter
Favourite non-human
My childhood dog
What's on the menu
Thai!
Survival essentials
Books, tent, snacks
Who or what inspires you
Travel

Matt
Jones

Release Manager

Matt has recently joined the Totem family having honed his QA skills working in a broad variety of industries and roles from International Retail Logistics, Head of Operations for a Soft Toy manufacturer as well as singing in “The Indie Westlife”! He is the proud father of 2 cats and also has 2 sons, enjoys good food and traveling and spends most weekends either out on his bike, or inside shouting at the TV.

Favourite place
The Mountains
Your favourite book
Fraction of a Whole
Playing on repeat
Hold on Hope - G.B.V
Favourite non-human
Data
What's on the menu
Japanese / Spatburgunder
Survival essentials
guitar, knife, sunscreen
Who or what inspires you
My wife

Kyle
Osborn

Senior Front-End Developer

Kyle has recently become a permeant fixture in the office, bringing nearly ten years of experience to the team. He works closely with design to bring alive the innovative features that make Totem Virtual & Hybrid Events stand out. A little-known fact: he used to be an AV tech for local am-dram/charity gigs, which certainly comes in handy here at Totem!

Favourite place
Your favourite book
Playing on repeat
Favourite non-human
What's on the menu
Survival essentials
Who or what inspires you
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

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