Net Zero Programme Executive

This role offers an exciting opportunity to design and deliver our second Net Zero programme.
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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.

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

The Net Zero Programme has been designed to support the most promising tech companies contributing to emissions reduction. The programme works with early-stage scale-ups across key sectors, including electricity & energy, transport & mobility, agriculture & food systems, and manufacturing & building technology, amongst others. All with one ambition in mind: to significantly reduce emissions and achieve scale.

Climate-tech scale-ups play an outsized role in tackling the climate crisis - 40% of emission reductions rely on technologies not yet commercially deployed on a mass-market scale.

The programme offers Founders peer-to-peer support, insights sessions and networking opportunities through investors, corporates and the UK Government, all curated under the values of honesty, intimacy and trust.

The Net Zero programme has recently completed its first cohort, which included companies decarbonising the energy sector, accelerating the EV transition, creating zero-carbon homes and drastically increasing recycling efficiency, among many others. 

This role offers an exciting opportunity to design and deliver our second Net Zero programme. The programme aims to provide founders and leaders of the sector with invaluable skills, a powerful network – including peers, investors and potential clients – and the ability to implement changes that will help their companies grow.

The Programme Executive role will report to the Delivery Lead at Tech Nation and work closely with the Net Zero Programme Lead. The Executive will have responsibility for supporting the Programme Lead in ensuring the delivery of the programme through effective communication, excellent attention to detail and a can-do attitude to deliver across disciplines such as events, content marketing and digital development.

The Net Zero programme runs from October/November 2021 until April 2022. The programme application period “callout” began in May 2021 and lasts for approximately 2 months. Some regional travel may be required.

A Day in the Life of the Net Zero Programme Executive might look something like this:

  • Working closely with the Programme Lead to be their right hand person. Able to take their visionary ideas and transform them into actionable deliverables for yourself and the wider team;
  • Conducting general PE duties to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget. Duties include:
    • Working alongside the events team to shape and manage event preparation and delivery;
    • Drafting briefing documents, presentations and briefs using a variety of data and insights generated by the cohort;
    • Being a point of contact for cohort members for any queries around programme arrangements;
    • Liaising with speakers, coaches and programme collaborators;
    • Being responsible for the smooth operational running of the entire programme as well as able to overcome blockers to progress; 
    • Holding meetings to discuss the status updates of key programme; deliverables and ensuring the team has all the resources they need in order to fulfil their role;
    • Collaborating with other programme teams to organise and deliver a series of tailored events around scaling challenges;
  • Attend and participate in daily stand ups with the Delivery Team to ensure cross team collaboration and best practice;
  • Contributing to building a thriving tech ecosystem in the UK.


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

  • An enthusiastic and can-do attitude. Self-starter who is able to take initiative and loves solving a challenge.
  • A keen organiser and multitasker. Being able to manage and prioritise a number of important deliverables at the same time. 
  • You should be a ‘people person’ with great interpersonal skills and the ability to moderate online and offline conversations with our community.
  • A strong communicator; this role requires you to be a central point of contact for stakeholders both in and outside Tech Nation. 
  • Able to action administrative tasks quickly and with attention to detail
  • Passionate about improving processes and structures for programme delivery; having a really good operational mindset
  • Looking to pursue a career in operations and keen to support agile ways of working (experience in agile is not a key requirement but favourable)
  • Personable and a true team player, this role requires you to work with a fast paced and cross-functional team
  • An interest and passion for sustainability and the environment

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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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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