Operations Associate Role!

 

This cutting edge technology education company is looking for an organised, proactive, and enthusiastic graduate to join their operations team! By joining a small, collaborative team you will have lots of support and scope for growth in your career. This is a fantastic opportunity for a graduate looking to get hands-on experience in an operations role, looking to immerse themselves in the engine room of a business.

 

Company: Aula Education

Location: Fully remote work, (based in the UK, ideally based in London)  

Roles: Operations Associate 

Salary: £27,000

Start Date: ASAP

Deadline to apply: 18/06/21

Apply now below!

 

Who is the company?

Aula is the Learning Experience Platform for Higher Education. They make it easy for educators to create community-first learning experiences that truly engage students.

They enable community-first learning experiences by combining easy-to-use technology with evidence-informed learning design.

They are a 40-person fully remote team spread across the globe from Nebraska to Pakistan, backed by world-class investors. 

 

What is the role?

This role is a 1 year fixed-term contract as an Operations Assistant. It will be a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in all parts of the business, and get a real feel for how a business functions on a daily basis. There will be lots of scope for learning and growth – a great place to start your career! Depending on Aula’s growth plans after the first year, there may be an opportunity to join Aula’s Operations team for a full time role.  

The scope of your role will cover 4 main business areas: 

  1. Legal and financial compliance (40%) 
  2. People operations (20%) 
  3. Financial management (10%) 
  4. General company operations (30%)  

1) This will involve statutory reporting, internal HR and customer reporting, company share options filings and processing visas for company retreats. Although this is not an exhaustive list of tasks, the work will generally revolve around these types of tasks. 

2) This will focus on the employees in the business. You will be helping them when they need operations support, and you will also be organising and planning company retreats. The team bonding socials will have around 20 people, and you will be leading these socials! 

3) Financial management will only make up around 10% of your role, and will largely focus around invoicing for customers and chasing payments which haven’t come through etc. 

4) The general operations aspect of your role will be quite varied. Your tasks will range from onboarding full time employees and the various contractors Aula uses. You will also be in charge of the ‘Aula Brain,’ which is the company’s central hub of information on their website.

 

Who is best suited to this role?

The work is very varied and you will be joining a small team of 3, so it is the perfect opportunity for anyone who aspires to be a COO. 

The company is looking for candidates who:

Are able to take initiative in their work. The operations team is small, and so there will be times where you will be left to your own devices to solve problems/find information. 

– Have good communication skills as well as being personable – you will be leading the social team bonding sessions (around 20 or so people)! 

– Have good communication skills

– 2:1 degree from any background

– Quick learners! 

 

Aula will unfortunately not be able to sponsor work visas for this role.

 

Why Apply?

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain some firsthand operations experience, giving you the variety and scope of work to really set you up for your career aspirations! 

Aula have ‘Me Days,’ which are days off for when you need a break from being ‘on’ at work. No questions asked. No reasons need to be given. ‘Me Days’ are time off for you, when you need it. 

They also prioritise your self-care. They are currently offering £30 allowance per month – which means you could get a Headspace subscription, take yoga classes each month, or spend it on whatever self-care means to you.

Other perks:

– Personal development is part of being ‘a high performer’. You’re supported in, and accountable for, your personal growth.

Shared ownership: Joining the Aula journey means you will own part of the company.

– Free books: Whatever you want to read.

Travel stipends: Go meet your colleagues.

Flexible working: They are flexible about when and where you work as long as you have 4 hours of overlap with the workday in GMT (some roles are more restrictive).

Company retreats: Every 6-9 months, we meet up to connect, talk about big ideas and have fun.