Chief of Staff

We are looking for a bright Chief of Staff to support the CEO and the leadership team with ideating and implementing new initiatives and help manage and improve existing processes and projects.

Summary

London, UK. Business and operations. Full time

The Role

As Chief of Staff you will work closely with our CEO, and be responsible for a wide and varied number of tasks and projects that will enable our leader to drive the business forward effectively and quickly. This role will operate as a key component in our CEO effectiveness by contributing on strategy formulation and implementation, business analytics and insights, operations, key stakeholder management among other special projects and enable our CEO to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders. Our ideal candidate will have strong emotional intelligence, self-motivation and strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.

Who we are

Reducing methane emissions from water could be one of the most powerful instruments to slow global warming. Globally, 51 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere from human activity every year. Three billion tonnes are from methane escaping from water. No scalable solution exists to remove methane from water – until now.

Bluemethane is developing technology to measure, capture and utilise methane from water. This will permanently remove methane from water, reduce global warming and support the energy transition by unlocking a new source of energy. Bluemethane will start with reservoirs and wastewater, and ultimately, natural bodies of water. Bluemethane’s
mission is to capture a billion tonnes of CO2e from water.

The role reports to our CEO, Louise, who has 20 years of commercial experience in sustainability, innovation, brand
strategy, and marketing across big and small companies, globally. Louise is a Londoner living in London, hands-on, action focused, looking for team members to take responsibility to run with autonomous projects with some light-touch but regular support.

Key responsibilities

The Chief of Staff will work closely with the CEO, helping build the company culture and develop world class processes. The work will involve (but not be limited to):

  • Design, build and run company processes, incl. target setting, HR processes, etc., in collaboration with the CEO
    and leadership team
  • Facilitate and manage the process of identifying, prioritising, chartering, communicating, and managing key
    projects pertaining to our CEO.
  • Establish and maintain the management of team agendas and meetings.
  • Track key strategic actions, drive them to closure; manage the process of tracking and communicating
    performance against objectives.
  • Support our founder in her day-to-day activities (presentations to customers, investors and other external audiences, preparation for critical meetings and business reviews, communications with investors, contributing to
    grant applications).
  • Carry out financial analysis and modelling to support project activity
  • Writing blogs, newsletters and articles, and presenting the organisation’s work as required.

Role split

The role is likely to be split between:

Special projects and tasks (70%)

  • Likely related to sales, marketing, investor relations, and more

Internal operations (30%)

  • Overseeing payroll and accounting
  • Manage policies and processes
  • Personnel and onboarding
  • Building remote staff culture

What we are looking for

  • Structured and independent – ability to lead and follow up on operational processes
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills – the person will be working closely with the leadership team
  •  2-5 years+ experience in a world class professional organisation setting, e.g. consulting, tech
  • Excellent communications skills with ability to simplify and explain complex problems to stakeholders of all levels across multiple functions, with a willingness to challenge when necessary.
  • Superior organisational skills and project/time management abilities, with ability to juggle multiple projects and priorities at the same time.
  • Keen business acumen – govern the strategic planning, understand our strategy, assess how well we are executing it, offer recommendations for improvement.
  • Entrepreneurial and creative mindset with ability to formulate solutions to problems, and strong process
    orientation and mindset.
  • The highest level of integrity and an unwavering sense of what is best to meet the business impact goals.
  • Ability to build great work relationships across the team
  • Ability to keep with a fast pace and high energy culture, and not stress easily.
  • Ability to give and receive feedback and constructive criticism.

Location

Bluemethane is an entirely remote team. For this role, being within UK time is preferred, and as the CEO is based primarily in London, proximity to London would be viewed positively.

Essential Attributes

• You’re a self-starter, independent and structured with an entrepreneurial mindset – with the ability to lead and follow up processes.
• Open minded and resourceful with a hands-on attitude.
• Team player with a sharing attitude – can build great relationships across the team
• You have outstanding communication skills, including being able to write blogs, newsletters, other comms in line
with our brand guidelines.
• Strong analytical skills to synthesize large amounts of information from multiple sources to draw conclusions.
• You understand the UK processes and are familiar with UK accounting
• Emotional intelligence – excellent diplomatic skills

What we offer

• Full time (contract) with option to gradually move to full time employee
• Remote working

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