UK Country Manager
at Fire Tech in London
(₤60000 per year)
Launched in April 2013, Fire Tech is the UK’s leading specialised technology day camp focusing on children aged 9-17. Fire Tech’s mission is to get young people creating and innovating using technology. Students design, experiment, look for feedback from peers and tutors, iterate, and pivot when necessary – all skills that we believe will be crucial for today’s students to become creative, resilient, adaptable adults. Please see our website to learn more about our goals, and the specific courses we currently offer: www.firetechcamp.com.
Fire Tech seeks a UK Country Manager to play a central role in launching and leading our tech education programmes for kids 9-17 years old. We are growing at a fast pace and need someone with the grit and know how to help scale the business based on best practice. We are looking for a UK Country Manager who possesses exceptional operational skills, seasoned commercial judgement and sound interpersonal abilities. Reporting to the CEO and working in close collaboration with the Head of Learning, and managing the Head of HR, Director of Technology, Operations Manager and our Marketing Manager, this individual will play a pivotal role in running the operations and building best practices for the UK market. Moreover, as one of our teams key hires, the UK Country Manager will be instrumental in influencing Fire Tech’s future direction as we expand globally.
-Program implementation, management and tracking: Manage the seasonal roll out of all courses across the UK and ensure that the programmatic model is implemented with operational excellence. Collaborate with marketing, website development, curriculum development, and HR, and manage Operations to ensure the successful rollout of all programmes.
-Commercial oversight: Assume responsibility of the P&L for the UK business, growing revenue, student numbers and profitability to the goals set by the Board.
-Budget management: Manage the annual budget and play a key role in developing the annual budget.
-Performance Management: Track team key OKRs/metrics & report to the CEO
-Evaluation: Implement processes to measure the impact of programs and create a plan for evaluating and tracking success against those metrics.
-Team Management and Co-ordination: Serve as the hub of a continuously evolving set of programmatic operations, staff infrastructure, and partner network. Be the “glue” that holds various parts of Fire Tech together during this critical growth stage.
-Strategy: Provide strategic input into UK business growth & development
-Team: Support in building the core Team
-Technology: Manage the interface between the technology team and the rest of the business, ensuring that requirements are well understood by all parties and development time lines prioritised against the needs of the business
-Belief in Fire Tech’s mission and a passion for helping kids explore and pursue their interest in technology.
-Strong commercial acumen and demonstrable experience of working with budgets, cost management and forecasting.
-Team management skills including performance management
-Experience in managing technology teams; coming from a SW Project Management background would be a plus.
-Understanding of the tech education market & geography
-Experience with complex, ambitious and high growth businesses that rely on a robust operational infrastructure to succeed
-Exceptional operational and organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow-through.
-Can demonstrate how you prioritise and make decisions using data to direct them.
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
-Ability to work efficiently and intensely while juggling multiple priorities in an entrepreneurial environment.
-5 + years working in an operations role with budget and headcount responsibility.
-Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree preferred.
-Competitive salary package
-Discount on Fire Tech courses for family members
-Regular social gatherings and an intimate, collaborative environment
-A real entrepreneurial environment and opportunity to make a tangible difference in the world
-Private Health Insurance
-WeWork membership and all associated benefits (free coffee and other drinks on site, and further discounts and promotions)