Chief of Staff

This role will suit someone who is hungry to be at the epicentre of the network of the highest growth technology companies.
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About Tech Nation

Tech Nation is the growth platform for tech companies and leaders. We fuel the growth of game-changing founders, leaders and scaling companies so they can positively transform societies and economies, by providing them with the coaching, content and community they need for their journey in designing the future.

This is an incredibly exciting time for Tech Nation. Sitting at a unique intersection of cutting edge tech scale-ups & government policy & support, 2020 has seen a high period of growth. We have looked beyond UK borders, piloting a new international programme and developing a number of new service MVPs as we strategically diversify our income streams and become a mixed economy entity directly addressing the needs of scaling tech companies and leadership teams. Tech Nation will continue to help lead the UK’s post-covid economic recovery but will also continue to ensure the UK is the best place to start and grow a digital tech company.


Our company values:

  • Deliver impact that lasts
  • Collaborate to innovate
  • Inform to inspire
  • Be all in

About the role

A true lynchpin in a fast-paced, dynamic and rewarding working environment at the forefront of UK tech; you will maximise the CEO’s value to the executive team, wider organisation and unique exposure to the highest level of external stakeholders - from senior government officials in No 10 to the highest growth tech companies in the UK and beyond. 

Reporting directly to the CEO, and working closely with the Exec Team, you will manage the business affairs of the CEO office - ensuring time management, information flow, and decision making processes are as effective and efficient as possible, allowing the CEO to gain in productivity and impact - and thus scale.

A Day in the Life of the Chief of Staff might look something like this:

  • Support the CEO and his/her exec team to drive special projects and cross-functional initiatives 
  • help scaling by supporting the CEO and COO to evolve organisation structures, keeping track of objectives and KPIs and implementing robust processes/systems to improve performance and productivity
  • support growth via successful role out of new services / business lines and international expansion
  • foster and enable enabling cross-departmental collaboration
  • provide clear updates to the CEO and Executive team on progress, blockers and risks
  • be capable of deputising for the CEO
  • support the CEO to identify future leaders  
  • Manage the CEO office supporting the CEO in being as impactful as possible: 
    • work with the Company Secretary, supported by the EA to the CEO to manage meetings for the board of directors and leadership team; following-up on actions after each meeting to ensure items are progressed towards actionable outcomes 
    • work with the comms & stakeholder management team where required to prepare clear, logical presentation and documentation materials
    • proactively plan the CEO agenda both internally and externally including impactful internal and external comms

As well as sharing our ambitions and values you will have:

This role will suit someone who is hungry to be at the epicentre of the network of the highest growth technology companies. It's a unique stepping stone career opportunity granting exposure to some of the most senior figures in industry and government. It will suit someone who:

  • Has a hunger for getting things done and achieving results that deliver real impact
  • Loves the notion of high productivity and performance and know many of the tools and techniques which can be leveraged (eg. second brain, etc) 
  • Enjoys breaking complex problems into simple solutions
  • Has experience of working with senior executives  
  • Is an incredibly confident communicator (verbally and written)
  • Has proven project management and planning skills
  • Is an honest broker & truth-teller to the CEO - a confidant without agenda
  • Has a deep passion for tech entrepreneurship, technology and the role both have in shaping our future

Our Benefits Include:

  • An opportunity to work with the fastest growing tech scaleups in the UK
  • 16 health benefits via Untangl e.g. gym discount, dental, health scans 
  • Perkbox - choose your own perks!
  • A shiny new macbook
  • A 9% employer pension contribution
  • A flexible work environment
  • Cycle to work scheme (up to £1,000)
  • Travel season ticket loan (up to £5,000)
  • A personal learning and development budget through Learnerbly and YCN

 

Where to from here?

We welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Our team includes women, men, mothers, fathers, the self-taught, the university-educated, and people of a wide variety of nationalities, ages, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Obviously, we’re looking to ensure it’s a solid fit from both sides: we want you to step into a role you love, and we want to offer you a place you’re proud to come to every day. 

We know that diverse teams are strong teams, and welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences to apply to life at Tech Nation. We are committed to a fair and accessible recruitment process for all candidates. We would be happy to meet any accommodation requests during the application or interview process, please just let us know.

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#WeAreTechNation

We are a small, high performance team with high standards and big ambitions.

We strive for excellence in everything we do. Our aim is to be transformative and collaborative in our work. We focus on speed, scale, resourcefulness and optimism. We never ship junk and never start with ‘no’. We’re solutions oriented and always focus on the outcome and impact of any project or priority.

We’re a curious bunch, creative and a little quirky. We debate things passionately in team meetings and stand-ups. We sometimes disagree how the world should work, but we all agree on making a big difference through our work at Tech Nation. Which is why we love it here and never take it for granted.

Want a peek behind the curtain? Check out our blog on our culture here.

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