Executive Director


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About Coadec

Coadec is the national policy voice of tech startups and scaleups. We represent a UK-wide coalition of fast-growing businesses and their investors, and we campaign to Government for the UK to be the best place in the world to start and scale tech companies.

We are looking for a new Executive Director to lead the organisation at a critical time for our industry.

The Role

The Executive Director will advise and campaign to Ministers, MPs, their staffs and civil servants on a range of policy matters relevant to tech startups and scaleups and their investors. At the same time, the Executive Director will need to build and maintain relationships with the businesses we represent, current and new sponsors and the broader tech ecosystem.

Among other things, the Executive Director will:

- Set Coadec's policy priorities and then craft advocacy reports and policy campaigns.

- Advise policymakers in Westminster and across multiple departments in Whitehall.

- Build the Government’s engagement with the UK-wide tech startup community, including events with Ministers, Parliamentarians and senior civil servants.

- Act as a spokesperson for Coadec in the national media and at high-profile speaking events, identifying new opportunities and building key relationships.

- Maintain existing relationships with our sponsors and seek to raise additional sponsorship to support the expansion and profile of Coadec.

- Run Coadec’s social media and outreach engagement, including Coadec’s Twitter account, Facebook page and a regular newsletter.

- Handle the administrative affairs of Coadec, including working with our accountants and updating the website.

Experience and Skills

This is a highly entrepreneurial role that is suitable for a self-motivated, creative individual who can balance the demands of policy advocacy, fundraising and management of a high-profile, community-based organisation.

The ideal candidate would have 5+ years experience working in a field linked to politics, public affairs or policy, while also having had some exposure to the tech startup and scaleup world. Other desired skills and attributes include:

A keen interest in and understanding of tech and business policy. You should be able to make a clear and consistent case for our policy recommendations, while also advocating more broadly for the importance of tech startups and scaleups to Britain's economy and future prosperity as we exit the EU.

-An excellent communicator, both verbal and written, who can draft high-quality news blogs, policy submissions and reports and be a vocal champion of the startup community at speaking events and in the national media.

- Strong social skills, with the ability, can build excellent relationships with a wide range of key stakeholders and supporters across the UK.

-A solid understanding of how Parliament and Government operates, with an existing network of political and policy contacts.

-The willingness confidence to ask for financial support from a wide range of current and potential new sponsors.

- An entrepreneurial, self-starter, who is comfortable working independently and overseeing all elements of the smooth-running of the organisation.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £50,000.00 to £60,000.00 /year

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