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School for Creative Startups

School for Creative Startups

School for Creative Startups

School for Creative Startup’s is a one-year programme for creatives wishing to start a new business.


Kent, United Kingdom

28 Aug 2013

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Programme Manager

Seeking a superstar programme manager to run our Kent-based programme

Kent, United Kingdom

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School for Creative Startups Kent (S4CSK) is a new, interactive, one-year programme that teaches creative entrepreneurs everything they need to know about becoming profitable and viable businesses. Now launching for the first time in Kent, this rapidly growing social enterprise is looking for someone who can spearhead and manage this programme in its new location of Folkestone, Kent. 

What will the role involve?

Being part of a startup can mean you’re often doing a million things at once but for the most part the role will involve:

  • Being very familiar with the S4CS teaching and support methodology
  • Managing the student application process which includes reviewing applications, interviewing students, and selecting students with the most potential
  • Implement the overall programme schedule, educators and advisors
  • Manage events associated with the programme
  • Manage, support, advise, and believe in 100 aspiring entrepreneurs (this means understanding their businesses and helping them reach their goals)
  • Manage and develop relationships with the advisory network of industry experts and key contacts and partners in Kent
  • Liaise with sponsors, local government and external agencies as required
  • Work with a team to produce the annual Startup Showcase event
  • Manage the budget
  • Having a solid handle of student progress and identifying PR opportunities
  • Contribute to content to a range of marketing collateral
  • Work both autonomously and as part of a team
  • Manage a small staff

What sort of background or skills will you have?

First and foremost you are someone that has a good understanding of creative business and entrepreneurship and can demonstrate this:

  • You have a killer sense of humour (because it’s essential to any startup lifestyle)
  • You are business savvy and know how to review and analyse business plans
  • You have startup or small company experience and you like it
  • You are a strong project manager with events experience
  • You know how to motivate and encourage people
  • You have more than your fair share of patience
  • You can multitask and time manage like a superstar
  • You are able to work with speakers, investors, students, industry experts, and know how they all fit together
  • You are able to work with creative people and see their potential (even on bad days)
  • You can deal with stress, tight timeframes, competing priorities and deliver magic
  • You care deeply about what you do
  • You are keen to learn new things and grow within the organisation
  • You have a good contact base within Kent
  • You drive or have a masterful understanding of the Kent transport system

What’s in it for you?

  • You will be part of a social enterprise, doing good, while doing well
  • This is the company’s flagship programme and you will play a pivotal role in continuing to enhance and grow it
  • You’ll play an integral role in the development of some of Kent’s most interesting rising star startups before they become house hold names
  • You will have variety – no day will be the same!
  • You will never ever clock watch, the day is over before you know it
  • You will work with a small group of passionate individuals that have plans to take over the world, doing good, one programme at a time!
  • You will work with a good deal of autonomy in a state of the art incubator space in Folkestone
  • Other people will be hugely impressed with what you do at parties
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