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Non Executive Director (NED)

full-time goodlord London

About Goodlord

We started Goodlord because we wanted to make renting simple and transparent for everyone involved: the agent, landlord and tenant. We knew generation rent would lead to more tenants, with higher digital expectations and we were confident we could provide a solution.

And we did. Like all startups it’s been a bit of a roller coaster journey, but we’re now stronger than ever, with over 400 happy customers and exciting new products. This belief in Goodlord is shared by top VCs Finch Capital, Local Globe and GFC who demonstrated their support by investing in a funding round late in 2018. With their backing, both financially and through their presence on our board, a strong leadership team and a brilliant bunch of over 50 talented Goodlordians we are confident we’ll achieve our ambitious plans for 2019 and beyond.

We’ve worked hard to create a culture that leads to success through a highly motivated team. We work hard, have fun and support each other. We’re not afraid to make mistakes (we’d never learn if we didn’t) and we’re always looking for the next challenge. Most importantly we:

  • bring our whole selves to work
  • listen, learn and improve
  • are an open book
  • stand up and deliver
  • set the pace.

It’s an exciting time here at Goodlord. If you’re inspired by what we’re doing and share our values, we’d love to hear from you.

What’s the deal?

We’re a talented but young team and we’re looking for an inspiring leader with a proven history of success to join the Goodlord board. Our existing board is tight knit group of impressive individuals with enviable knowledge, including the MD of Finch Capital and the CEO of GFC. Now we’re looking to grow the team and we’re searching for someone who can inject alternative experience, advice, out the box thinking and positive challenge.

Goodlord is no ordinary company and we’re looking for no ordinary NED. We’re on the hunt for someone who shares our entrepreneurial mindset, is excited about transforming the property industry and is able to offer ‘been there, done that’ knowledge to help guide strategic decisions.

We’ve come a long way since we started and the successful candidate for this role will play an active part in shaping our future. We have the ambition, the talent and motivation. What we’d like from you is an independent view, strategic direction, mentorship and a willingness to get involved.

The day to day stuff: What you’ll bring to Goodlord

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • To carry out the duties of a Director as detailed in the Companies Act
  • To play an active role in all board meetings and occasional meetings with management
  • To offer independent advice to the Goodlord leadership team
  • To advise on aspects of the company strategy and encourage blue sky thinking
  • To act as a mentor / coach to selected members of the Goodlord management team
  • To positively promote the interests of Goodlord

About you

What we need in you:

  • A commitment to working 8 days per year for Goodlord
  • Senior C-level experience (CEO/COO/CFO) operating at board level
  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset and a knack of spotting opportunities
  • You’ve played a significant role in building and growing products/businesses
  • A valuable and relevant UK network that broadens Goodlord’s reach
  • What we’re doing here at Goodlord excites you!

And what we want if we can get it:

  • Prior experience as an NED
  • You have proven experience working in / leading a SaaS business
  • Experience of venture capital backed/early stage businesses
  • You’ve helped lead one (or more!) businesses through to a successful exit
  • You have useful experience in the property, finance or insurance industries
  • You enjoy the challenge of mentoring people and pushing them to be the best they can be
published: Feb. 13, 2019

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