Head of International

As Head of International, you will be responsible for establishing our first international support network for the UK’s leading scaling digital tech 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.

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 is at an exciting and crucial stage in its growth. As Head of International, you will be responsible for establishing our first international support network for the UK’s leading scaling digital tech companies.  This new international network is being supported by the Department of International Trade (DIT) and the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and is part of a newly announced Digital Trade Network(DTN)  launching in Asia-Pacific (link to announcement here).  Tech Nation’s new international network will be launched in Australia, Japan and Singapore with further expansion planned to other world markets over the next 18 months.  The purpose of the in-country support is two fold - help scaling companies expand into these new markets and help regional investors identify great UK tech scale-ups to invest in.

The Head of International  role is based in the UK but with an element of international travel and is initially funded until March 2022 as a pilot with the intention of becoming permanent if judged successful.

A Day in the Life of the Head of International might look something like this:

Recruiting our first Country Leads based in Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney and their support managers and any future team members

Establish systems and processes for gathering and satisfying support requests from companies

Establish systems and processes for highlighting investment opportunities to overseas investors

Liaise and coordinate with the activities of DIT in the UK both centrally and regionally

Liaise and coordinate with the activities of DIT and DCMS overseas

Present timely updates to DIT and DCMS against Delivery Plan and agreed KPIs  

Manage team and budget reporting to Tech Nation Entrepreneur Success Director, 

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

  • Understanding of the challenges for UK businesses expanding overseas gained either in an advisory role or through direct experience
  • Understanding of the Entrepreneurial mindset and experience of working in a fast-paced environment
  • Track record of building new teams including  managing remote employees
  • Track record of successful budget and performance management

Skills 

  • Commands authority and respect, building strong consensus and momentum around shared vision, strategy and execution plans
  • Strong leadership skills, with an ability to operate in fast and dynamic environments, both in a formal/political and informal settings; 
  • Strong  presenter and communicator to a wide range of audiences. 
  • Ability to present complex issues in a simple through a range of mediums; 
  • Good networking skills;
  • Ability to think strategically;
  • Creative talent with ability to solve tough problems;
  • In-depth knowledge of the digital and tech industry and its current events; 
  • A great team player, who works effectively with colleagues and aligns their work objectives with that of the company’s; 
  • Extremely resourceful; able to deal with ambiguity and challenges in a scaleup environment;
  • Skill in prioritising and triaging obligations; 
  • Attention to detail;
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills; 

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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