Cambridge Angels Sorcerer's Apprentice

Cambridge Angels was founded in 2001 and has invested in over 150 technology startups, mostly in Cambridge and London. The group is regarded as one of the pre-eminent angel groups in Europe and works with many of Europe's leading VCs. We are 60 angels, many of whom have built and sold world leading international technology businesses. The combined market capitalisation of companies founded by the angels exceeds $20 billion and employ many thousands of people. We provide capital and help with mentoring, building investment rounds, helping scale the companies and, eventually, exiting.

 This is a unique opportunity to work with some of Europe's leading early stage investors, sourcing and completing deals in innovative technology companies seeking global impact. We are seeking a new team member to join probably the most active Angel Investor group in Europe. We have been incredibly successful since our creation, however we believe we can do more!

 Are you someone who can help us to:

  • ensure that we continue to provide excellent quality events for our members, guests and portfolio companies?

  • provide administrative support and community management for our members to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of the support team?

 The role is based mainly in Cambridge, however there will be some travel to London to attend events. You will spend a lot of time working with some of the historic event venues in Cambridge and in London, and interacting with the Cambridge Angels members. You will have key responsibility for the successful delivery of our events, as well as providing an essential administrative support function.  The role will evolve as you gain experience in the business, so you need to be prepared for the unexpected and take it in your stride!

 The salary reflects us being a membership organisation, and as this is a new role, it will initially be a 12 month fixed term contract with a view to extension. This is largely due to the way that we manage our budgets.

The role is office-based and requires commitment to occasional early evenings for events.  Hours may be adjusted to suit a reasonably flexible working schedule.

 You will report to the Deal Sorcerer and the Board. The Deal Sorcerer is responsible for developing the reach of Cambridge Angels to attract high quality opportunities and manages the membership to ensure that the Angels are able to focus on helping startup companies grow. You will help make this possible by ensuring that the membership and our ecosystem are given the opportunity to engage with each other at our events, and by assisting the Deal Sorcerer to enhance our processes and run the administration efficiently.

 If interested, please email info@cambridgeangels.net with your experience, qualifications for the role, your salary expectations and please let us know (briefly) why this role is of interest to you. Applications close on 31 July 2019.

Key objectives

  • To maintain or improve the current levels of guest and member satisfaction with events

  • To maintain and enhance the standard of efficiency in administrative processes and systems

Main responsibilities

Events

  • Create and execute on the annual events calendar

  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of venues and vendor offerings

  • Plan, coordinate and run events to a high standard of member and guest satisfaction including aspects such as venue, dining and invitations

  • Maintain good working relationships with vendors and venues

  • Manage events budgets while planning event specifications

  • Receive and manage the payment of vendor invoices

  • Manage and oversee events on the day of, including problem-solving, welcoming guests, directing event set-up, communicating with staff, and organising vendors

  • Create effective invitations for each event, and when necessary crafting marketing materials such as print and internet advertisements for individual events

Administration

  • Work with the Deal Sorcerer to maintain a database of network contacts

  • Assist with maintaining accurate and current public-facing information about Cambridge Angels and its portfolio companies

  • Help to manage the membership base including assisting with new member onboarding processes

  • Manage membership subscriptions including facilitating payments, financial administration and tracking