Everyone deserves a job they love. Makers Academy retrains career-changers as software developers and helps them find that job.

You deserve a job you love. We’ve got one for you:

Makers Academy is at the start of a hockey-stick rate of growth thanks to the launch of two new products. We need your help to scale-up even faster by ensuring UK employers have access to the talent they desperately need to grow; your work will have direct impact on the UK economy as a whole.

You’ll be connecting with the UK’s largest employers and helping them solve their tech recruitment problems and Agile transformation. You’ll be actively consulting with our clients, understanding their needs and, if relevant, connecting them to the talent we train, Makers. This often involves helping our clients to improve their recruitment practices, helping them to be more inclusive and better at identifying talent. You can read about our overall approach on our blog.

You’ll be responsible for solving complex problems for large corporates by navigating their internal structures and building long-lasting relationships. You’ll use your experience with strategic consultancy to mentor and coach your peers in the Careers team, which is currently ~10 people. Over time, as you keep delivering value to new clients and better understand how we operate, you’ll be invited to help us bring about changes in the way we operate as a team, to enable us to scale efficiently

You’ll have the freedom to act in a way that you believe is right for the company. You’ll have a genuine say in the way the business is run, and the environment in which you work. You’ll be encouraged to identify problems and solve them; and to seek out new opportunities and pursue them. In short, you'll have a voice that will be heard and valued.

Success in this role looks like:

  • You build trusting relationships with the UK’s top employers to help them solve their tech recruitment problems;
  • Junior members of the team come to you for advice and coaching;
  • You implement improvements to our processes and help us scale.

Activities:

  • Reaching out to the relevant people within UK’s largest tech employers
  • Navigating the organisation and understanding the problems they face;
  • Advising them on the best solutions for their current needs, and helping them complete a full recruitment process with our Makers;
  • Matching our Makers with employers, which means knowing them intimately
  • Mentoring, empowering and inspiring your colleagues and helping hire new people;
  • Monitoring and improving our processes, including materials and training;
  • Supporting the team to integrate better with the rest of the business.

Milestones:

  • Within your first three months, you can expect to:
    • Start conversations with new employers and identify which we’re most likely to help;
    • Sign a few MSAs with large employers;
    • Place your first handful of Makers;
    • Create a healthy pipeline of large potential clients.
  • Within your first six months, you can expect to:
    • Place a dozen Makers;
    • Build amazing partnerships with a handful of large employers;
    • Improve some of our internal processes;
  • Within your first 12 months, you can expect to:
    • Place a couple of dozen more Makers and have brought in several million pounds in revenue;
    • Have significant positive impact on junior colleagues’ professional growth;
    • Improve some of the ways in which we operate as a team, to enable us to scale efficiently;

Perks:

  • Working in a company that’s exploring how alternative management systems can help us achieve our ambitions;
  • Growing as a person, by learning radical transparency, vulnerability, the growth mindset, emotional intelligence, 'non-violent communication', perhaps some hard truths about yourself, and how to give and receive feedback honestly and productively;
  • Able to join yoga and meditation sessions run for the students;
  • A Perkbox account, including significant discounts on products, experiences and things like gym membership;
  • Being surrounded by a diverse group of incredibly smart, motivated people, who all really care about doing the very best they can for our students, for our hiring partners and for each other.

Details:

  • Location: Our academy in Spitalfields, London.
  • Salary: We’ll offer in the region of £50,000 + Equity (EMI Options), depending on previous (relevant) experience. After a year in the role, you'll be encouraged to set your own salary at least once a year (how do I set my own salary?).
  • Holiday: We have a minimum holiday policy, rather than a maximum - you must take at least 28 days a year.
  • Management: Makers Academy is a company built on trust

We’re building a working environment (and recruitment process) where everyone feels welcome and included - we think we’re doing a good job of that so far, but we know can do a lot better, and we’re committed to learning what more we can do to improve. If reading this job description has given you any doubt about whether you’d feel welcome or included at Makers Academy, first, we’re sorry; and second, we’d really like to hear from you about it, so we don’t do it again.

About Makers Academy

Makers Academy is Europe’s first and leading ‘coding bootcamp’ - where career-changers retrain as software developers. Founded in 2013, we’ve helped more than 1,000 people begin a new career in software, building long-term relationships with tech employers big and small.

We’re pretty good at what we do, according to our clients (both developers and employers), industry bodies, the press and the government and were recently accepted on the selective UpScale 3.0 programme. We can only get better by working with you.

Everyone should have a job they love. Including you.