Chief of Staff, Remote

Reference

PCO/AR/056056

Sector

HR and Recruitment

Salary

£100,000 to £110,000 Per Annum

Town/City

Remote / UK

Contract Type

Permanent

Closing Date

02/08/2021

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Chief of Staff, Remote -  Remote/UK

£100K - £110K  + bonus + stock options

My client, a digital start-up AI Software Builder in London, is looking for a Chief of Staff  to help CEOs prioritize work, foster key external and internal relationships, and with the right tools, improve processes and decision-making.

Ideal candidate will be someone who has work with the Government before, but not essential.

The start-up specialises in building, maintaining and running bespoke software for their customers, making it faster, more accessible and less expensive for everyone to bring their ideas to life.

Last year they secured $29.5m of funding to scale our growth in Europe. They already have three offices in LA, Delhi, and London and recently hit 250 employees globally. A key focus for them this year is to significantly grow their London operation.

Description of the role

There aren’t enough hours in the day for a CEO to review every item that crosses their desk, let alone address each ask. But that doesn’t stop items from rolling in. Stakeholders want meetings, department heads need decisions made, and for a startup, there are important hiring needs to consider.

When startup CEOs feel pulled in a dozen different directions, the risk of burnout becomes very real, the Chief of Staff can help him avoid that.

A Chief of Staff safeguards their CEO’s time. They field meeting requests and communications from department heads, C-level execs, and external stakeholders and determine what makes it to the CEO’s calendar. The goal is to sort through the noise and prioritize requests so that the CEO has the time they need to focus on projects that are important to the company’s goals.

Why we need this role? What will happen if you don't get them? What will you be able to not do?

While CEO focus on top-of-mind issues, a Chief of Staff can accomplish other items on the my to-do list. They prepare important presentations, gather and analyse metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) for the CEO to review, and might even oversee the implementation of new processes at the company.

They also position CEO for success. It’s not often that an idea is ready to go at conception. It takes cultivating, research, and planning. It can also require keeping an eye on a lot of moving parts. With everything a CEO already has on his plate, juggling new or half-formed ideas might be too much, but not for a Chief of Staff.

Having an understanding of CEO priorities for both his role as a CEO and their vision for the company makes a Chief of Staff uniquely qualified to work on the beginning stages of an idea.

If it turns out the idea doesn’t amount to anything concrete, they can put it aside. But for those ideas that have the potential to turn into something great, the Chief of Staff can invest time in research and planning and then pass on the idea to CEO once it’s ready.

For the next stage of their growth this is a critical hire for CEO to allow him to be involved in a wide range of areas yet not have to attend every meeting and track every note.

Why will the candidate want to join?

A Chief of Staff works as an extension of the CEO If a CEO could be in two places at once, they might try. Since they can’t, having a Chief of Staff familiar with the way they

make decisions and conduct themselves just might be the next best thing.

This means they get a birds eye view of an organisation being built and are in the seat next to the Founder as they build, navigate and also avoid missiles headed their way.

It's a great opportunity to learn & be involved in a very diverse set of tasks from investors to a town hall to preparation of a gartner response.

Abilities needed for the role (A competence in doing something)

First principle thinking, critical thinking, analytical thinking, simplifying complex narrative into small bite sized comms, connecting the dots.

Skills needed for the role and open to learning

Excel, Presentation, Research, SQL, Analytics, Product Management, Hiring

Prior Companies exposure:  Tech, growth / scale up, government

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