Job Title: Chief of Staff
Reports into: CEO
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hybrid - At least 1 day a week in the London office
BibliU is a digital learning platform that is changing the future of the multi-billion-dollar textbook industry. Our mission is to shake up higher education and make reading materials more accessible and learning more effective. We do this by making textbooks and monographs more affordable for students, so that in most cases, they are included in tuition costs. We have incorporated accessibility features to accommodate multiple learning styles and the different needs and preferences of each student.
BibliU has grown rapidly, and during this time we have created Europe's largest digital education content programme, in partnership with Coventry University. Upon entering the US market, we have secured the largest digital textbook programmes in the US with Phoenix and Grand Canyon Universities.
We are working with over 60% of universities in the United Kingdom, and are steadily growing in the US . We have recently raised $10 million in a Series A investment round (you can read more about this on Sky News and EdSurge) and have ambitious plans for continued growth and expansion.
Our team of 70+, of which half the senior management team are women, are currently seeking a multi-talented Chief of Staff who will encapsulate the direction that drives teams forward, while also acting as the glue for successful communications and strategic alignment across our global, cross-functional, product-driven team.
A strategic thinker: You can align detailed work to the big picture strategy, as well as evaluate what is urgent versus important.
An expert facilitator: When managing conversations and discussions, you are able to synthesise multiple points of view, and align on direction.
A systems and process thinker: You are able to simplify complexity and implement structure.
A trusted operator: You are able to manage confidential information with discretion.
A ‘Get Stuff Done’ mindset: The CEO and executive leadership team can trust you to execute.
As Chief of Staff:
You will work closely with the CEO on a number of ad-hoc strategic projects and will be expected to take ownership of multiple projects at any one time
You will be responsible for ensuring cross-functional strategic alignment and delivering effective communications to the wider team
You will work closely with the executive team on company strategy and execution planning
You will improve current processes and coordinate organisational procedures for optimised efficiency and productivity
You will organise and chair weekly company meetings that are strategically relevant to the business and disseminate information that is important to the wider team
You’ll be the owner of the company’s KPIs and our company wide OKR programme
You will own the company’s annual and quarterly strategic planning process
You will be responsible for embedding OKR into the business and supporting managers to achieve success with OKR
You will prepare board decks and investor materials
You will be a go-to in the company for a number of strategic and ad-hoc operational requests
You will project manage any acquisition integrations
What we are looking for:
2-5 years experience in top consulting firm and/or business operations in a high growth SaaS business
Excellent verbal and written communicator
Data-driven and analytical approach to solving problems
Extremely versatile, dedicated to efficient productivity
Experience planning and leading strategic initiatives
Strong project reporting skills, with a focus on interdepartmental communication
Excellent at building relationships and able to influence stakeholders to achieve outcomes
Experience overseeing acquisition integration highly desirable
Our benefits are all aimed at supporting a healthy work-life balance and cultivating a company culture where you can bring your whole, human self to work.
We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds, experiences and identities to apply. Each new hire is an opportunity for us to bring in a different perspective and BibliU is committed to building an inclusive and supportive workplace where everyone can do rewarding work.