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Reference: 70493

Date Added: 1 April 2019
Closing Date: 23 April 2019

Job Title: Head of Policy

Working For: The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec)

Location: London

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000

Job Details

About Coadec

The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec), the policy voice of tech startups & scaleups in the UK, is seeking a new Head of Policy to lead our agenda-setting policy work.

Founded in 2010, Coadec has fought for a policy environment that enables early-stage British tech companies to grow, scale and compete globally. We work across a range of issues including access to finance, immigration and skills, and technology policy.

The Role

This newly-created role will be:

- Driving our policy offering. You’ll be leading a range of policy work - from conception to launch - and producing more shorter form policy content to promote our ideas. In the past year, Coadec has published four policy papers across a broad range of policy areas impacting startups and scaleups - from immigration to data flows. That means we need someone who can develop policy content in an informal, engaging way that startups, politicians and wonks can all relate to.
- Communicating our ideas. Our policy ideas only matter if they actually happen. The other key part of the role will be pressing for our agenda and promoting our work. This will mean engaging with policymakers and other key stakeholders to promote our ideas. We are looking for someone who is confident and comfortable engaging with senior leaders, to the press, and startups (including public speaking too!).
- Chipping in on everything else. We are a small team running a community-focused policy organisation, so everyone works together to deliver great work that helps nudge Government towards better policies for tech startups and scaleups. You’ll be no different.

Experience & Skills

This is a highly entrepreneurial role that is suitable for:

- a self-motivated, action-oriented politico who is as much of a political nerd as we are
- someone who can balance the demands of project management, stakeholder liaison and public policy for a high-profile, community-based organisation
- someone who believes in the power of early-stage tech entrepreneurs to improve our economy and society.

Closing Date: 23 April 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to interview and appoint before the deadline.

We intend for the successful candidate to begin work in May/June.

Application Details

Please send a CV and cover letter to Coadec’s Executive Director Dom Hallas (dom@coadec.com)

Website: http://www.coadec.com

Additional Notes