Feast it

COO (Chief Operating Officer)

Join Feast it as they are looking for a COO (Chief Operating Officer)

We’re looking for a driven and commercially-focused COO to streamline Feast It’s internal operations, lead new initiatives and closely aid the founders in driving Feast It’s strategic vision as the company scales.

As a COO you will be an entrepreneurial doer, constantly evolving the business through identifying the strongest avenues for growth, implementing continual improvements and being the single largest agent for change within the organisation.

This is a new role for the company, and naturally the exact parameters will be dictated by the candidate, however previous experience as a Head of Operations, COO, founder or in an entrepreneurial role will be vital, as well as a desire to become an integral part of one of the UK’s fastest-growing startups.

As a company, Feast It is at an exciting and pivotal stage, having just raised a significant round of funding, and with multiple new initiatives set for. These include the consolidation of our venues product into the core business, a full rebrand and building public events into our product, and you will ensure that these projects are delivered successfully and on time, and are sufficiently disruptive to change the £80bn UK events industry for the better.

Further, you will be a core member of Feast It’s C-suite and management team and will be expected to be a major contributor towards establishing our strategic direction in both the short and long-term. You will further ensure everyone within the business is collectively working towards the correct goals in an effective manner and that we are hitting our ambitious targets.

Naturally this role will come with a lot of autonomy, and it will be vital that you identify and solve problems end-to-end, while bringing in the correct stakeholders to ensure we meet our challenges both swiftly and effectively.

Having an end-to-end knowledge of how a startup functions will be important in this role, so previous experience at a similar company is preferable, or a deep knowledge of the startup world. Further, previous experience in funding rounds would be useful.

As a company, we believe that we can become the largest platform in the events industry over the next few years and change the industry for the better, so it will be vital you are aligned with the mission and excited by a big challenge. Our growing team is currently 60 strong and you will have the remit to direct resources to areas that you believe best need them.


- Own the improvement of current verticals on the platform, food, venues and alcohol. This will encompass devising expansion plans and improvement strategies, overseeing the vertical’s operations on the platform and ultimately seeing it through to maturity on the Feast It platform.

- Lead the planning and execution of all major greenfield projects within the company. This will involve constant cross-departmental work with product, commercial and marketing, as well as our cross-departmental squads.

- Understand where tasks are blocked and ensure the right steps are taken to ensure initiatives reach the next stage

- Be the driving force for change within the company through helping to dictate Feast It’s strategic direction

- Be the driving force for our values within the organisation. We want the team to live out our beliefs on a day-by-day basis and you’ll make sure we’re all singing off the same hymn-sheet

- Assist the CEO closely in fundraising ventures

- Ensure that any potential problems or blockers are flagged to founders as early as possible

- Managing budgets for projects and ensuring they are delivered in a timely and cost-effective manner

- Conduct effective research around new new product launches


- Have experience as a Head of Operations, COO, Founder or in an entrepreneurial role at a company that has scaled

- Working knowledge of data analysis and performance metrics

- Outstanding organisational and leadership skills

- Comprehensive understanding of all major business functions including HR, Finance, Marketing and Product

- Excellent communication-style, with the ability to be simultaneously direct and empathetic

- Have led multiple strategic initiatives in previous roles

- Experience dealing with budgets and financial acumen

- Great communication skills

- Ability to delegate effectively


- Generous holiday allowance

- Hybrid working policy with a working from home budget

- Over & Above monthly award (£100 restaurant voucher)

- Learning and development budget

- Regular companywide & departmental socials

- Partnership with Mintago - enhanced pension and financial support

- Generous option awards

- Cycle to work scheme

- Invites and ticket to food and event industry events

- Significant discounts at London’s best restaurants and bars

- A great parental leave policy

- We are a climate positive workforce through our partner Ecologi

- A top of the range Macbook to work on