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We care deeply about hiring and developing extraordinary talent in our team. We are always looking for interesting people with purpose and perseverance.

We are serious about work, but we don't take ourselves too seriously. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our team, and a better experience for our clients. 

Working at Founders Keepers is special.

Founders Keepers is a boutique Executive Search firm. We build leadership teams for growth stage and venture backed companies.

We are part of Founders Forum, the leading network for technology entrepreneurs.

We specialise in helping high-growth digital and technology led companies build their senior level teams. Our focus is on C-Level & VP Roles and Chairman and NED, across high growth businesses and Private Equity / Venture Capital portfolio companies.

Due to continued growth, we are seeking an Associate to join us and support the team across the lifecycle of the search process.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a friendly, forward-thinking, and focused team, where you will be offered continued development in a collaborative and fun environment.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify and map potential candidates
  • Research target companies across specific industries and verticals
  • Approach and engage relevant candidates
  • Compile pre-pitch collateral
  • Organise candidate meetings
  • Build effective working relationships with candidates and a network of talent
  • Contribute to projects and initiatives for both Founders Keepers and across the wider Founders Forum Group

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Passionate about building a career in Executive Search
  • A confident, skilled communicator with the ability to learn quickly
  • Have high business ethics: honest, respectful, and culturally unbiased
  • Intellectually curious with an interest in the digital and technology sectors
  • Must be team oriented, collaborative, and enjoy project-based work
  • Could come from either a leading Search company or have experience within industry
  • Organised and detail oriented
  • Ambitious, resilient, and tenacious
  • Comfortable working at a fast pace, often to tight deadlines
  • A strong relationship builder both externally and across the Founders Forum Group

 

BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary & bi-annual bonus
  • Private healthcare
  • Wellbeing benefits program with Juno
  • Pension Contribution
  • Matched charitable giving through Tyve
  • Exposure to C-suite clients and responsibility from the outset
  • An honest, entrepreneurial and collaborative culture
  • Infinite opportunities to learn
  • A fun and dynamic working environment (we’re co-located in West London with our fellow Founders Forum Sisters & Cousins, including Founders Intelligence, Founders Factory & firstminute Capital)
  • The platform to help shape and grow a uniquely positioned Executive Search firm

Founders Keepers is a boutique Executive Search firm. We build leadership teams for growth stage and venture backed companies.

We specialise in helping high-growth digital and technology led companies build their senior level teams. Our focus is on C-Level & VP Roles and Chairman and NED, across high growth businesses and Private Equity / Venture Capital portfolio companies.

We are part of the Founders Forum group; the leading network for technology entrepreneurs.

Due to continued growth, we are seeking a Marketing & Communications Lead, to take responsibility for marketing, communication and content. This is an integral hire for us, and we are seeking someone to be thoughtful and creative in how we manage our community and clients.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a friendly, forward thinking and focused team where you will be offered continued development in a collaborative and fun environment.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Draft and edit a range of communications including emails, pitches and decks to be sent to Clients.
  • Become a subject matter expert, getting to know the movers, shakers and trends in the tech industry,
  • flagging any key announcements, trends, and competitors relevant to the team.
  • Ghost write and edit high quality content on behalf of the Partners / Directors.
  • Produce and deliver engaging and unique content that supports our objective to help high growth digital businesses to hire exceptional talent, and demonstrates the impact we can make.
  • Manage our presence on core social channels with a particular focus on Linkedin and Twitter.
  • You understand online marketing and are experienced in managing social media channels, particularly LinkedIn.
  • Engage with our followers and communities on a day-to-day basis.
  • Track & monitor performance, and analyse, review, and report on the effectiveness of campaigns and posts in an effort to maximize results.
  • Plan and deliver events (in London, UK & beyond) including guest list curation, venue scouting, invitations and hosting.
  • Prepare and collate briefing notes for events and write post-event summaries to share on social media.
  • Lead the communications for the Mentor for Growth initiative and organise tools and resources for the community. 
  • Create marketing materials to include:
  • Industry and/or role specific decks and slides
  • Thought leadership and hiring playbooks
  • Be our website guardian - informing and optimising our website copy, and launching new pages, with a keen eye for detail.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • You’re entrepreneurial, with an enthusiasm for high growth technology businesses.
  • You love English grammar and have excellent English writing and communication skills.
  • You know how to proactively engage with communities and followers across social.
  • An expert multi-tasker who can prioritise tasks, keep calm under pressure and work to tight deadlines.
  • You have a strategic, analytical mindset with an ability to break down a problem and identify implementable solutions. You also have a healthy dose of common-sense, with a positive, proactive, ‘can-do’ attitude, and a willingness to get stuck in at all levels.
  • You are proficient in tools like Excel, G-Suite, Notion, Affinity, and have an appetite for finding new tools that maximise efficiency.
  • You are highly intuitive with an ability to learn quickly and are confident at working independently.
  • You can produce a brilliant deck and coordinate a project with a diverse range of people.
  • High business ethics: honest, respectful and culturally unbiased.
  • You are a self-starter who could learn quickly to become a domain expert.
     

Founders Keepers is a boutique Executive Search firm. We build leadership teams for growth stage and venture backed companies.

We are part of Founders Forum, the leading network for entrepreneurs - from founders to tech business leaders where ideas are shared, supported and brought to life. In addition to the global network, Founders Forum has built a family of businesses that offer a wide range of support for entrepreneurs and innovators across advisory, executive search, giving, diversity and inclusion, education and more.

We specialise in helping high-growth digital and technology led companies build their senior level teams. Our focus is on C-Level & VP Roles and Chairman and NED, across high growth businesses and Private Equity / Venture Capital portfolio companies.

Due to continued growth, we are seeking an Associate to join us in our new office in Berlin, and support the team across the lifecycle of the search process.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing, forward-thinking, and focused team, where you will be offered continued development in a collaborative and fun environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify and map potential candidates
  • Research target companies across specific industries and verticals
  • Approach and engage relevant candidates
  • Compile pre-pitch collateral
  • Organise candidate meetings
  • Meeting with and taking detailed notes on candidates.
  • Build effective working relationships with candidates and a network of talent
  • Contribute to projects and initiatives for both Founders Keepers and across the wider Founders Forum Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Passionate about building a career in Executive Search
  • A confident, skilled communicator with the ability to learn quickly
  • Have high business ethics: honest, respectful, and culturally unbiased
  • Intellectually curious with an interest in the digital and technology sectors
  • Must be team oriented, collaborative, and enjoy project-based work
  • Could come from either a leading Search company or have experience within industry
  • Organised and detail oriented
  • Ambitious, resilient, and tenacious
  • Comfortable working at a fast pace, often to tight deadlines
  • A strong relationship builder
  • German language is desirable but not essential

BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary & bi-annual bonus
  • Private healthcare
  • Pension Contribution
  • Exposure to C-suite clients and responsibility from the outset
  • An honest, entrepreneurial and collaborative culture
  • Infinite opportunities to learn
  • Being part of an engaging global team, with opportunities to spend time in our London office which is co-located with fellow Founders Forum start-ups, including Founders Intelligence & firstminute Capital
  • The platform to help shape and grow a uniquely positioned Executive Search firm

Founders Keepers is a boutique Executive Search firm. We build leadership teams for growth stage and venture backed companies.

We are part of Founders Forum, the leading network for entrepreneurs - from founders to tech business leaders where ideas are shared, supported and brought to life. In addition to the global network, Founders Forum has built a family of businesses that offer a wide range of support for entrepreneurs and innovators across advisory, executive search, giving, diversity and inclusion, education and more.

We specialise in helping high-growth digital and technology led companies build their senior level teams. Our focus is on C-Level & VP Roles and Chairman and NED, across high growth businesses and Private Equity / Venture Capital portfolio companies.

Due to continued growth, we are seeking a Director to join us in our new office in Berlin, and work with the team across the lifecycle of the search process.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing, forward-thinking, and focused team, where you will be offered continued development in a collaborative and fun environment.

Role Description

Search

  • Contribute to business development by originating opportunities, understanding client needs, writing proposals, presenting at client pitches and ensuring searches are effectively executed.
  • Plan and develop key client accounts, building deep relationships.
  • Liaise with clients to determine their requirements and lead on delivering to them.
  • Prepare compelling reports, presentations, and other client deliverables to achieve maximum client impact.
  • Select, lead and motivate engagement teams ensuring all members can contribute fully to excellence in delivery.
  • Manage own workload to cope with peaks in demand ensuring all deadlines and quality standards are met.
  • Mentor, coach and develop Principals and Associates, share knowledge and best practice.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the firm to bring the best of Founders Keepers to client opportunities.  

Knowledge Management

  • Savvy with data sources and services to develop our intellectual property.
  • Working within the wider Founders Forum group to follow up leads, sources and candidate pipeline.
  • Demonstrate and stay up to date on broader digital & tech, business, economic and political issues.

Personal Experience and Characteristics:

  • Entrepreneurial mindset, excited by the prospect of building a satellite office of a UK business
  • 5+ years of work experience in a recruitment role in house or agency role, ideally in Executive Search.
  • Has a strong understanding of Business Development, and a proven track record.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive an efficient process throughout a project including setting and executing against deadlines.
  • Interest in people, organisations and behaviour.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Thinks ahead, analyses and solves problems and innovative
  • Can manage a great deal of responsibility and autonomy
  • Driven, proactive and self-directed and results focused; sets high standards for self and for others.
  • Inspiring and engaging with clients and stakeholders. Able to influence the thinking of clients and stakeholders by connecting, adapting own style and optimising personal impact.
  • Leads and develops teams and individuals to achieve the highest levels of performance.
  • Demonstrates foresight, adaptability, resilience.
  • Strong business ethics: honest, respectful and culturally unbiased.
  • Passionate about tech and the digital world.

Benefits

On top of a highly competitive salary and bi-annual bonus, pension and private health insurance you can expect to be part of and enjoy the following:

  • Exciting, entrepreneurial and collaborative culture.
  • Infinite opportunities to learn and develop your skills, network and knowledge.
  • Dynamic and fast-paced work environment.
  • Opportunity to spend time in the London office which is co-located with fellow Founders Forum start-ups, including Founders Intelligence, Founders Factory & firstminute Capital.
  • Platform to help shape and grow a uniquely positioned executive search firm.

 

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