Operations Associate (Kickstart Scheme)

Bethnal Green Ventures

  • Salary: £25,000 pro rata
  • Location: London with flexible working options
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 10th Oct 2021 BST

Job Description

About Bethnal Green Ventures

Bethnal Green Ventures (BGV) is Europe’s leading early-stage tech for good VC. We back ambitious founders using technology to tackle big social and environmental problems that aim to radically improve millions of lives. BGV has unrivalled experience and track record investing in and scaling tech for good businesses, generating top-tier returns for investors, as well as significant and measurable impact. BGV is one of the five most active venture capital firms in the UK and has been a B Corp since 2015.

The core BGV team is a small, dynamic bunch of eleven people and we operate as an autonomous part of the impact-focused Connected Asset Management group.  Our wider community includes our investment committee, Venture Partners, 70+ live startups in our portfolio, and over 50 expert mentors in our network. 

The BGV team works in central London and helps run the London Tech for Good meetup with around 10,000 members. BGV gives you the benefits of being in a small team whilst being part of a bigger movement.

About the role

We are looking for a diligent and proactive person, aligned with our principles, to join BGV as a junior member of our operations team under the government’s Kickstart Scheme. This is an entry level position that would be an ideal role for somebody looking to gain business administration experience in the venture capital or tech industry. The Operations Associate will work closely with our Operations and Insights Manager providing administrative support, coordinating projects and supporting the BGV team to reach its full potential. 

As Operations Associate your responsibilities will be varied but will include:

  • Supporting the Operations and Investment teams in executing accelerator-stage investments into tech for good startups, coordinating information from the teams and creating investment documentation. 

  • Assisting the Operations and Insights Manager with BGV’s financial, compliance and tax responsibilities. 

  • Collecting data on how the BGV portfolio is performing and assisting in reporting to external stakeholders. 

  • Monitoring BGV team happiness and wellbeing and organising team events to facilitate a productive and inclusive work culture.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be 16-24 years old and on Universal Credit to qualify for the Kickstart Scheme.

  • Have an affinity with BGV’s mission and values and is excited about the opportunity to work in a tech for good investment fund. 

  • Be analytical and organised with strong attention to detail. 

  • Work well with people, with a ‘can do’ approach to helping out the wider BGV team where necessary. 

Rewards and benefits

  • An amazing experience working alongside startups solving important social and environmental problems.

  • Exposure to our extensive network of founders, mentors and investors.

  • A great work environment and inclusive team culture.

  • An annual salary of £25,000 pro-rata.

  • Contributory pension scheme.

  • 25 days annual leave pro-rata. 

  • Flexible working arrangements.

  • Personal learning and development budget.

For more context on what it’s like to work at Bethnal Green Ventures, take a look at our profile on Glassdoor

Application process

Stage 1. 13 Sept - 10 Oct 2021: Role open for applications. 

Stage 2. 11 Oct - 15 Oct 2021: Interviews and a short skills assessment task with the BGV team. 

Stage 3. 15-18 Oct 2021: Job offer made to the successful candidate.

Please note that the above process and timeline are for indicative purposes only. We are dedicated to building an inclusive workplace and would be more than happy to consider any reasonable adjustments to enable prospective candidates to participate in the hiring process. Please let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process by emailing yumi@bethnalgreenventures.com if you would like to discuss this.

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