Maternity leave cover - Entrepreneur Engagement Manager (South West)

We’re looking for maternity leave cover for our Entrepreneur Engagement Manager for the South West of England, to help us in our mission to build a national network of ambitious tech entrepreneurs.
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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

We’re looking for maternity leave cover for our Entrepreneur Engagement Manager for the South West of England, to help us in our mission to build a national network of ambitious tech entrepreneurs.

You will champion the South West’s ambitious tech entrepreneurs, and work with local tech organisations, co-working spaces, incubators/accelerators and government  to help the next generation of UK-based tech entrepreneurs to raise their game through knowledge, skills, resources and connections. 

We’re looking for a super-connector who enjoys entering a room (virtual or otherwise!) of entrepreneurs and leaving with a whole host of new contacts and challenges to solve. You are a self-organiser with a passion for your patch but also keen to learn from your colleagues around the UK and to share what’s worked and not worked to help raise the game across the country. 

You will be responsible for one of our key regions and demonstrate to that region that you share our values of: 

  • Collaborate to innovate
  • Delivering impact that lasts 
  • Inform to inspire, and
  • Be all in

You will also share our belief that by harnessing the power of digital entrepreneurs we will secure a prosperous and open society across the whole of the UK. 

A Day in the Life of the Entrepreneur Engagement Manager might look something like this:


  • Continually add to our detailed understanding of your region’s tech clusters including what’s working well, and the gaps in support for local scaling tech entrepreneurs.  
  • Work with the rest of the Entrepreneur Engagement Team to devise and deliver support to the geographical areas and vertical industry sectors in line with Tech Nation’s focus areas.
  • Build effective relationships with local digital ecosystem stakeholders and influencers, including entrepreneurs, investors, advisors and government policy makers, to build support and involvement in the local network and create a sense of shared purpose and value.
  • Regularly work closely with our Programmes Team to find and engage relevant entrepreneurs to encourage them to apply to our programmes and access our resources.
  • Keeping our company systems updated with information regarding relevant contacts in your ecosystem and your interaction with them.
  • Lockdown’s permitting this role will involve regular travel within your region, with no two weeks the same and regular virtual meetings with the other 10 EEMs, wider Tech Nation teams and  management.

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

  • Super connector
  • Strong existing network in local tech ecosystem
  • Embraces flexibility in work routine (and location - lockdown permitting!)
  • An understanding of the startup and scaleup journey and needs at each stage of growth
  • Great relationship-building and influencing skills
  • Strong positive can-do attitude and delivery skills
  • Great communication skills, including presentations, public speaking & in-person networking
  • Ability to manage multiple work streams including local ecosystem projects and Tech  Nation initiatives and projects.
  • An ability to be diplomatic in a range of circumstances, and aware of sensitivities when engaging with both local and national stakeholders, and Tech Nation colleagues


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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