Tech Nation

Talent Leadership Coach

Join Tech Nation as they are looking for a Talent Leadership Coach

About Tech Nation

Tech Nation is the growth platform for tech companies and leaders. We fuel the growth of game-changing founders, leaders and scaling companies so they can positively transform societies and economies, by providing them with the coaching, content and community they need for their journey in designing the future.

We bring together a network of purposeful founders, leaders and philanthropists, progressive enterprises and policymakers, influential funds and institutions so we can collaborate in building the technological innovation that will improve the future for the UK and beyond. 

We provide learning and content, insights and analysis, coaching and research. We’re laser focused on delivering powerful outcomes and impact, because collectively we want to create a world in which anyone with vision and drive can access the skills and support needed to scale and succeed as a game-changing leader. #WeAreTechNation. We fuel growth. 

Our company values:

  • Deliver impact that lasts
  • Collaborate to innovate
  • Inform to inspire
  • Be all in

About the role

The Talent Specialist will be responsible for providing 1:1 coaching and mentoring to tech scaleups, designing, and delivering workshops and programmes to help them scale their businesses, especially on talent-related topics. The specialist should have a good understanding of the UK tech ecosystem and the main challenges and opportunities for high-growth companies. They will have a deep knowledge of people management & recruitment best practices in the scaleups landscape and be able to provide advice and guidance on a range of topics. The specialist will also work with other Tech Nation staff to identify and support scaleups with their growth plans.
ideal candidate needs to have strong relationship-building skills, have significant
experience working with high-growth businesses, have a deep understanding of the
challenges and opportunities associated with scaling up a business, and be passionate about helping others grow their businesses. They will be entrepreneurial, creative and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

The role will be remote but some travel within the UK will be required.

A Day in the Life of the Talent Leadership Coach might look something like this:

  • Ensure we deliver an incredible experience for all companies in our network
  • Own, maintain and expand relationships with Tech Nation’s network of Chief
    People Officers, Head of People and HR Leads.
  • Be the Tech Nation expert on Talent & Hiring across everything Tech Nation
    produces – programmes, platform, courses, and events
  • Design, implement and own Tech Nation's scaleup coaching programme on
    talent & recruitment
  • Identify and connect scaleups with relevant resources and opportunities on
    recruitment and scaling human resources operations topics
  • Provide one-to-one support to key commercial customers on talent topics
    when required
  • Provide talent-related advice and support to the Tech Nation scaleup
    community if needed
  • Act as a coach and support scaleups to identify their talent growth needs and
    provide guidance on the best practices
  • Help founders identify and overcome their scaling challenges in hiring,
    recruitment and people operations if needed
  • Identify opportunities where your specialism can support the objectives of
    Tech Nation and make full use of our relationship with the relevant parties
  • Be able to use your network and knowledge to curate and deliver incredible
    events on scaling talent & hiring topics
  • Contribute to the development of potential Tech Nation consulting services
  • Take ownership of specialist support and delivery for courses (Advance) and
    cross programme events, along with masterclasses on the talent management &
    recruitment topics
  • Maintain speedy and concise communication with the companies, speakers,
    advisors, and other stakeholders
  • Work with commercial partners to use their insight and create touch-points with
    relevant companies for their aims and goals
  • Work with a number of stakeholders from across Tech Nation to identify
    points of collaboration
  • Plan and organise face to face meet-ups focused on talent-related topics
  • Help to cross-sell our initiatives into cohort and platform companies, clearly
    connecting with key decision-makers.
  • Help to devise, create and deliver a calendar of events across our platform
    member companies in key talent-related topics
  • Keep up to date with the latest changes in the talent, people management,
    HR, company culture and recruitment fields
  • Research and produce content including blog posts, case studies and
    webinars on talent and related trends and best practices for the Tech Nation scaleup community, if required.
  • Be available for the media and DCMS when they have queries on your

As well as sharing our ambitions and values you will have:

  • Experience in planning and delivering sessions to help our scaleup audience
    scale effectively
  • Extensive experience in HR or people operations leadership roles, preferably
    in a high-growth tech company.
  • Exceptional management at a senior level, with the ability to engage with
    senior stakeholders
  • Strong analytical and soft skills, including and deep knowledge of scaling
    recruitment and people operations
  • Demonstrable experience in defining, planning, and delivering projects
  • Strong content creation and content planning experience
  • Excellent interview technique, being able to pull relevant insights from
    interviews with key stakeholders
  • Strong ability to deal with media enquiries, giving an informed response when
    representing Tech Nation
  • Ability to interpret datasets and other outputs from user research
  • A strong network to facilitate highly engaging sessions
  • Experience in managing and growing commercial partner accounts
  • Demonstrable experience of managing a range of stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, with ability to present ideas
    persuasively to various audiences
  • Strong ability to work in a team and work efficiently to fulfil a project
  • Strategic planning
  • Project, change and engagement management
  • Report, embed and shape KPIs·An agile mindset to project implementation

Where to from here?

We welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Our team includes women, men, mothers, fathers, the self-taught, the university-educated, and people of a wide variety of nationalities, ages, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Obviously, we’re looking to ensure it’s a solid fit from both sides: we want you to step into a role you love, and we want to offer you a place you’re proud to come to every day. 

We know that diverse teams are strong teams, and welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences to apply to life at Tech Nation. We are committed to a fair and accessible recruitment process for all candidates. We would be happy to meet any accommodation requests during the application or interview process, please just let us know.