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ActiveLab Project Manager

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19 October 2017

Job Title:

ActiveLab Project Manager


Public Affairs & Communications

Reporting To:

Public Affairs Director


ukactive offices, Bedford Row, London

Contract Type:




ukactive is a commercially minded but not-for-profit body comprised of members and partners from across the UK active lifestyle sector. Our focus is a long-standing and uncompromising vision to get more people, more active, more often.


If you are passionate about fitness and technology, a creative person, enjoys networking, facilitating and has excellent project management experience, this is a unique opportunity to build an international innovation offer for the health and fitness sector. Founded by ukactive, ActiveLab is the global Launchpad for innovation in FitTech. For more information on the ActiveLab program, please see


As ActiveLab Project Manager, you will responsible for building on the successful pilot of ActiveLab in 2017. You will be responsible for end to end program delivery, from pre-program, mid-program to post-program activity. You will be extremely hands-on, lead and managing the company selection process to delivering an exceptional quality accelerator experience, to developing and maintaining engagement with a wide variety of stakeholders from across health and fitness, tech, business and government.


You will also be expected to have the skills to take sole responsibility for leading ActiveLab project ensuring they are delivered on time and within budget whilst securing a reasonable bottom line contribution. This will include budget forecasting and control, detailed planning and delivery, risk management, strong stakeholder management and resource mapping capabilities.


You will have a relentless desire to do more, take on more responsibility, delivery more and achieve more.


General Duties


To successfully develop, build further and deliver the Active Lab offering from concept, planning through to delivery and completion.  This would include,

-      Program Management and Reporting: Set up and manage all key Project management processes, procedures and documentation.

-      Active Lab Development & Iteration: Continually evaluate and iterate all the program work streams to ensure engagement and relevance for the selected companies whilst maintaining a fast feedback loop between program stakeholders and your team

-      Pre Program Activity: Develop a pipeline of high potential applicants for the ActiveLab program.

-      Community Management: Maintain speedy and concise communication with the cohort companies, partners, mentors, project board and other stakeholders and leverage use of Social media tools for community management

-      Partnership management: Maintain communication with partners of the program to ensure they are informed about activity and supported in meeting their objectives 

-      Run an exciting and relevant Events Program: Run a portfolio of program and Innovation Network events including breakfast meet-ups, mid-day roundtables, hackathons & dinner and drinks socials with support from the ukactive Events team


Essential skills and experience


-       Project Management experience.

Experience running an equivalent community program OR leadership experience at a fast scaling business (Series A and beyond) will be advantageous though not mandatory

-       Experience setting up or leading projects that requires creativity and flexibility with an operational/execution focus 

-       Experience of developing commercial partnerships

-       Good understanding of challenges faced by scaling companies

-       Understanding of current trends in start-ups & technology and health & fitness and an awareness of the major players

-       Customer Centric experience.



-       Demonstrable Project management and organisational skills. Prince 2 Certification will be advantageous.

-       Excellent communication (verbal and written)

-       Experience that demonstrates you are a doer/go getter

-       An ability to make complex decisions with incomplete information

-       Persuasion and influencing skills

-       Creative ability with proven skills to take ideas from conception to reality 

-       Good financial acumen



-       Enthusiastic, friendly, you are great in social situations and understand how to 

-       persuade a group 

-       You strive for constant improvement 

-       Tenacity to find and engage people who have the answers where you don't have them  

-       Results-driven, high-performing, high-quality work attitude

-       You thrive in a fast-paced environment and maintain professional demeanor under pressure 


To apply for this position please send your CV and covering email referencing UKACT/PAC/ALPM/UKACT/092017 in the email subject, at

Closing date: 13th November 2017

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