03 Jan 2014

Come and work with BGV as our General Manager

By Lily

We’re hiring a General Manager

Starting: as soon as possible

Salary: up to £30k

Bethnal Green Ventures is an accelerator for early stage technology ventures working on social and environmental problems. We inspire, connect and support people who are using technology to solve some of our biggest social and environmental challenges, from supporting an ageing population, to living on a planet of limited resources; from educating our children, to creating happier communities.

Every six months we select and invest in ten teams using technology to save the world. We take them through a three month programme of support to help them reach first investment or first customer.

We are growing fast and about to start our fourth cohort, so we are looking for someone excited by technology and social change to come on board! We’re a great, flexible place to work on stuff that matters.


The Position

We’re looking for a general manager to join our team, who will lead the operational management of our programmes and assist in the development of our community. They will be responsible for:

  • Co-ordinating events and logistics during BGV programmes (including speaker lunches, workshops, mentor sessions and pub outings)

  • Managing our space – currently at Nesta in Chancery Lane, London.

  • Managing our day to day finances (basic bookeeping)

  • Co-ordinating our selection process, from applications to interviews to team inductions.


Person specification

  • Exceptional organisational skills

  • Experience of organising and managing events

  • Ability to communicate well with a wide range of people.

  • Project management and team coordination skills.

  • Some experience of book-keeping or interest in being trained.

  • An interest technology and social innovation. Prior knowledge of the sector is not absolutely essential, but a successful candidate must be keen to quickly gain a basic understanding of both the commercial technology and social sectors.

  • An affinity with BGV values

  • Some experience of working in a startup environment would be ideal. We strongly believe in the importance of peer-support: our existing team all have their own experience with startups.

  • Willingness to pitch in – we’re a small team with a lot to do!


What can we offer you?

  • A fun place to work

  • Meet lots of interesting and passionate people

  • Help solve big problems

  • Training and personal development opportunities


How to apply


To apply, please send a CV and short covering letter explaining what you think you could bring to Bethnal Green Ventures to hello@bethnalgreenventures.com by 5pm on Monday 13th January.