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Productive collaboration between #startups and brands. Investment and acceleration for #B2Brand startups.


London, United Kingdom

23 Sep 2013

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Programme Manager

We need a dynamic Programme Manager to manage our startup accelerator Collider13!

London, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:
Can be found out on application

Job Type:
Mid Level
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Programme Management
Project Management
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After the success of the Collider12 startup acceleration programme, we have a new career opportunity for a dynamic Programme Manager. 

As we are in the midst of launching Collider13, we need a Programme Manager to effectively manage the delivery of the Collider accelerator programmes  to targets and within budgets set.

Main Responsibilities

The Programme Manager’s primary responsibilities are:

  • To manage delivery of the project plan keeping all team members updated and driving forward operational objectives
  • Hold regular meetings and follow up operational actions with all team members to ensure the project plan is delivered successfully
  • Staff – manage the Communications Manager and Programme Executive
  • Engage relevant Brands to the programme and manage the relationships with those to Colliders best advantage
  • Brand relationships –be responsible for understanding the needs of participating brands and liaising with start-up’s and brands to ensure ‘collision’ happens successfully
  • Work with the programmes team of professional advisers to ensure the Collision series of workshops happens to schedule and maintain our existing good relationships with these
  • Manage the events during the Immersion phase ensuring maximum attendance from all Brands, Coaches, Investors, Startups and Advisers
  • Events – organise and attend events nationally as and when required
  • Recruit Sponsors onto the programmes and manage those relationships throughout, ensuring maximum revenue is achieved through sponsorship
  • Work with the Investment Manager to ensure selected Collider companies are matched with relevant coaches
  • Work with the Investment Manager to ensure Collider companies are matched with relevant investors for mentoring during the Collision phase
  • Work closely with the Investment Manager to schedule all events with the recruited Startups during the Collision phase
  • Manage the 13 week Collision phase delivery of scheduled workshops, lectures, networking events, brand, investor and coach meetings
  • Work with the Collider Directors to identify opportunities , develop, launch and deliver future Collider programmes
  • Recruitment – alongside the Collider Directors identify recruitment needs and manage the recruitment process for additional hires

Education and Qualifications 

  • Desirable: degree level business education, or degree level qualification with a management body or the relevant business experience to match those.


  • Experience of managing an accelerator (or similar) programme
  • Proven track record in delivering a project to targets and budget set
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Experience of working with Startups, Brands and investors with a good network of contacts in this area.

About Pembridge

Pembridge is a Professional Services Firm established in 2001 that has provided support for over 2,000 companies within the fast moving creative digital and tech sectors. We work with teams who are passionate about growth and creating value by providing professional advice around; growth, fund raising, strategy and exit.

Pembridge launched Collider in 2013, its first accelerator for B2Brand companies.About ColliderCollider13 is a Startup programme funded by Creative England and delivered in partnership with Pembridge Partnership.

We provide money, mentorship and market access for Startup companies that solve the problems that large brands face. It is an accelerator project initiated by Pembridge Partnership Ltd backed with £400,000 loan capital from Creative England and £600,000 of private investment. It aims to take 10 Startup companies through an intense programme working with brands, coaches and mentors so they can create financial returns and jobs and contribute to sustainable growth for the UK economy.
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