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Special Projects Lead

  • Job
    Mid-level (3-4 years) - Senior (5-8 years)
  • Business, Operations & Strategy
  • £34K - £38K
  • London

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  • You need 3+ years in relevant roles, with M&A experience. Strong analytical and communication skills are a must. Be ready to grow with us.
  • You will lead strategic initiatives, drive key decisions, and execute cross-functional projects to propel growth and innovation in a fast-paced startup environment.


  • At least 3 years of professional experience in a relevant field - given the breadth of the role, this could be in a commercial role at another company, in professional or financial services (eg. consulting or audit).
  • You ideally will have been exposed to M&A activities, whether on the buy, sell or advisory side. This could be working on pre or post deal activities.
  • Strong analytical skills, critical thinking, and business acumen to be able to run strategic projects independently.
  • Great communication skills, including being comfortable engaging with stakeholders of all levels, internally and externally.
  • Ability to use strategic frameworks to provide structure to unstructured problems
  • An entrepreneurial drive, ability to roll up your sleeves and contribute wherever is needed in the business to make it a huge success.
  • You’re ambitious, and eager to progress quickly to grow alongside the company.
  • You apply yourself to everything you do, recognising the difference that makes to the business.
  • You treat everyone with integrity, respect and kindness - whether it’s your colleagues, our customers, or our partners.
  • You’ll be a champion of our values, and encourage others to be the same.


  • Thinking deeply about how we can be the best business in our sector, and coming up with initiatives and changes to our proposition that help us both grow faster and operate better.
  • Leading high-level strategy projects to help us make big decisions, like working out what product to launch next or how to organise ourselves as we grow.
  • Running some of our biggest cross-functional projects, turning the strategic ideas you’ve worked on into reality.
  • Supporting the leadership team by managing key business meeting agendas and business planning processes, for example, our version of the OKR process.
  • Generally getting stuck into the ever-changing priorities of a fast-growth start-up.


What is the primary responsibility of the Special Projects Lead role?

The Special Projects Lead is responsible for working on crucial strategic initiatives, such as finding growth opportunities and reviewing potential acquisition opportunities, in collaboration with the CEO.

What is the work environment like for the Special Projects Lead role?

The work environment is fast-paced and highly collaborative, with opportunities to work across various functions of the business and gain exposure to the senior leadership team.

Who does the Special Projects Lead report to?

The Special Projects Lead works closely with the Head of Strategic Projects and reports directly to the CEO.

What are some key skills required for the Special Projects Lead role?

Some key skills required for the role include strategic thinking, project management, communication, collaboration, and the ability to execute on important projects from start to finish.

What growth opportunities are available for the Special Projects Lead within the company?

The Special Projects Lead will have opportunities to play a pivotal role in achieving the company's growth plans, shape the business's evolution, and gain exposure to senior leadership for potential career advancement.

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Urban Jungle crafts insurance for the demands of a new generation. Our cover is simple, clear, and fair. We’re working towards a world where everybody feels confident about their financial future. Making insurance fair by challenging a century-old industry means challenging ourselves to lead the way. We take responsibility for our impact and that means caring for our people - both our team and our customers - and the world around us. We’re a certified B Corp, so we’re committed to high standards now and for the future.