UK International Lead

Our newly formed International Team is seeking someone with exceptional relationship management capability, a working knowledge of government and startups with a collaborative, creative work ethos.
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About Tech Nation

Application deadline: 14th May 

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.

We bring together a network of purposeful founders, leaders and philanthropists, progressive enterprises and policymakers, influential funds and institutions so we can collaborate in building the technological innovation that will improve the future for the UK and beyond. 

We provide learning and content, insights and analysis, coaching and research. We’re laser-focused on delivering powerful outcomes and impact because collectively we want to create a world in which anyone with vision and drive can access the skills and support needed to scale and succeed as a game-changing leader. #WeAreTechNation. We fuel growth. 

Our company values:

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

About the role

Tech Nation’s newly formed International Team is seeking someone with exceptional relationship management capability, a working knowledge of government and startups with a collaborative, creative work ethos to join the team.  This dynamic new role will report to the Head of International and a key member of the international team. 

The successful candidate will be contributing to the team's ambitions to attract more capital investment into the UK from overseas, support UK scale ups to understand export opportunities for their business, helping them to scale overseas (with an APAC focus) including opening offices and recruiting talent.

The International Lead will work with the founders and c-suite of the UK’s most ambitious scaling tech companies, understanding their overseas growth potential and supporting them on their international growth plans.

You will be a key relationship manager for UK Government stakeholders, international Governments and government agencies and delivery partners, ensuring a coordinated approach and support for UK scaleups. 

You will have exceptional communication skills, have flexibility and capability to work across multiple time zones, with different stakeholders and cultures.  You will have broad responsibilities such as network engagement, research, events, digital development, communications and marketing.

A Day in the Life of the Tech Nation International Lead might look something like this:

  • Scaleup engagement - be the initial point of contact with scale-ups to understand their scaling journey to support identification of the best routes to market growth via the digital trade network.
  • Events, webinars and conferences - Promoting UK tech ecosystem and UK innovation in APAC, designing and delivering educational workshops and events to UK scaleups, attending conferences to represent Tech Nation International
  • Stakeholder management - engaging with colleagues across Tech Nation and wider key stakeholders to coordinate and plan activities. Managing external service providers and ensuring quality control for referral purposes
  • Design and build an international programme of webinars, masterclasses, international missions and content to deliver to UK scaleups
  • Internal communications and relationship management - Working closely with colleagues globally and in the UK, to ensure teams have the relevant knowledge and information for their communities
  • Collaborating cross-functionally, internally and externally
  • Build internal and external processes to filter companies interested in Tech Nation international services
  • Managing data and inputting it into reports 
  • Events, webinars and conferences - Promoting UK tech ecosystem and UK innovation in APAC, designing and delivering educational workshops and events to UK scaleups, attending conferences to represent Tech Nation International

Skills required for this fast-paced international role include

  • You will have a rich understanding of what a tech company needs to expand their business, raise capital investment and scale internationally
  • You will have knowledge and experience of doing business overseas including cultural norms, legal implications and growth hurdles (APAC knowledge preferable)
  • You must have International commercial experience i.e. working with private businesses overseas 
  • We require 5+ years minimum of account management and senior stakeholder management experience
  • You must have an entrepreneurial growth mindset, the team is growing and changing fast as we develop so you must be able to adapt and pivot where needed
  • It is essential you have 5+ years working in the tech sector
  • We would like you to have experience working with collaborative platforms and project management technology
  • You will enjoy working in a collaborative team environment and have the skills to work with colleagues from different countries and cultures
  • You must enjoy working at pace and delivering high-quality work
  • You should be confident speaking with founders and c-suite execs
  • It would be preferable you have some experience with the government but not essential
  • You should be comfortable working to KPIs, OKRs and other targets

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

  • Have a hunger for getting things done and achieving results that deliver real impact
  • Be outcomes and results-driven and understand the need for great systems to achieve those goals 
  • Love the notion of high productivity and performance and know many of the tools and techniques which can be leveraged (eg. second brain, etc) 
  • Enjoy breaking complex problems into simple solutions
  • Have strong problem solving and analytical skills 
  • You have experience of working with senior executives and the ability to make a good business case and convince people to help you execute 
  • Be an incredibly confident communicator (verbally and written) - able to interact internally and externally at all levels of seniority
  • Have proven project management and planning skills
  • Have a deep passion for tech entrepreneurship, technology and the role both have in shaping our future

Attitude

  • Positive and collaborative problem solver
  • Proactive and resourceful
  • Diplomatic, empathetic with gravitas
  • Takes feedback well in order to improve 
  • Independent and happy to move forward with ambiguity, balanced with humility, empathy and not working in isolation
  • Adopts and drives shared agendas
  • Growth mindset

Where to from here?

We welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Our team includes women, men, mothers, fathers, 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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