Job Role: CASTS Scale Up Mentor & Coaching Manager

Location: TBC

Role: Capital Enterprise are looking to recruit a Capital Accelerate & Scale Tech Superstars (CASTS) Scale Up Mentor & Coaching Manager. You will be tasked to assist with the day-to-day running of the project and work closely with the Project Manager to make sure the project runs smoothly.

Duration: This role will last for 2 years

Capital Enterprise

Capital Enterprise is the membership body for providers of enterprise support services in London. We exist to support entrepreneurs and businesses in London. We are a not-for profit organisation owned by, and run for the benefit of, members. Capital Enterprise and its members provide a wide range of support services including advice, training, mentoring, accelerator programmes, specialist technical expertise, networking, soft loan finance and incubator accommodation to both pre-start and trading entrepreneurs and small businesses in all 33 London Boroughs. Capital Enterprise is funded through members subscriptions, third party sponsorship and by income received from public/private sector partners to develop, pilot and manage innovative programmes that support enterprises and entrepreneurs in London.

CASTS Programme Summary

CASTS aims to create a pathway, unique in the UK, where ambitious and able tech start-ups receive the support to build up their team, management and leadership capacity, develop and test their world class technology/product, achieve good market traction, raise seed investment and prove their businesses model (how they make money) is both repeatable and scalable. CASTS is part funded through the European Regional Development Fund

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Planning, concluding and evaluating mentoring and coaching scale up programmes for start ups
  • Managing and monitoring mentoring and coaching scale up programmes for start ups
  • Meeting with individual mentors & coaches and mentoring them as well as giving on going support and training
  • Meeting with managers to facilitate mentor matching with proteges
  • Meeting with individual proteges to determine any unmet needs
  •   To provide mentoring for early stage, high potential startups
  • Meet weekly with the founders of these startups to explore strategic and operational challenges and support their thinking on ways to progress
  • Help startups avoid bear traps
  • Provide guidance to the overall structure of the scale-up programme
  • Run masterclasses covering topics such as Lean Canvas
  • Provide ongoing monitoring of the startup’s progress over the course of the programme


  • 15+ years industry experience
  • Min 5+ years experience in mentoring and/or coaching scale up related role
  • Proven track record of successful business mentoring and/or coaching
  • Proven track record of supporting high growth businesses
  • Knowledge of the principles involved in giving advice to SMEs
  • Exceptional and proven writing and communication skills
  • take charge and deliver on your own; be proactive and independent
  • Startups: Senior level experience in world class digitally driven organisations
  • Firsthand experience of running a successful startup
  • Experience in fundraising from £250k – £1m+
  • Significant exposure to the retail and consumer sectors


  • Knowledgeable of the accelerator market and passionate about startups



Appointments are subject to receipt of satisfactory references and a probationary period of 9 months.

Hours of Work

Full time hours average 40 hours per week


Annual leave is 20 working days for a full time member of staff in addition to Bank Holidays per year

How to Apply

To apply for the vacancy send a CV and a cover letter to Barbora Kvackova at