Founders Associate

Job description

The Employer is: SEW READY CIC. Are you passionate about starting your own business and eager to kickstart your entrepreneurial career? Working closely with the Founder, you will gain first hand experience in how to operate a successful start-up getting involved in a variety of projects. A Founder’s Associate essentially acts as the ‘right-hand person’ to the Founder at a startup. This means you’ll get involved in a variety of projects and gain exposure across the business, including getting stuck in to: Strategy: give your input on key strategic decisions in the company, and lead the charge on the direction of smaller projects within the business Operations: help manage and optimise the inner-workings of the startup, and get to grips with everyday problems that come up when running a company. Commercial: get involved in pitching your company to potential customers, and learning the best way to ‘sell’ a product. Marketing: get your creative juices flowing through developing the social media strategy, or writing some inspiring posts for the company website. .


  • The Founders Associate plays a critical role in supporting the founder in executing their vision and driving the success of the organisation.
  • Assist in managing the founders schedule.
  • Various administrative tasks.
  • Coordinating meetings.
  • Communications on behalf of the founder.
  • Liaise with the founder.

Skills and Qualifications

Essential Skills

  • To fulfil the role, you will need to be a self-starter who is happy to get involved in a variety of tasks which may change regularly.
  • GCSE in English or equivalent.
  • Business acumen.
  • While direct experience of sewing and creative arts is not required you should have a passion for supporting the creative sector and be interested in working in a start-up environment.

Desirable Skills

  • 1 year experience in a similar role.
  • Passion for working in the creative sector.
  • Experience of working with school age children.

Further Information

The Employer is: SEW READY CIC Although this is a part-time temporary opportunity, hours may be extended and it could lead to a permanent position. The job advert may end before the closing date if requested by the employer. Work Time: Various shifts to be confirmed with the employer. 9am - 2pm weekdays & weekends.

Application Information

JOBSTART IS OPEN TO 16-24 YEAR OLDS. If you are on UC contact your Work Coach via your Journal. If you are in receipt of JSA, IS or ESA phone a Work Coach on 0300 200 7807. If you are 16-24 years old, unemployed, not in education or training and not in receipt of benefits phone 028 90726788.

Vacancy ID
Job Sector
Business, Policy and Projects
Co Antrim
16/17 £5.28, 18/20yrs £7.49, 21/22yrs £10.18, 23/24yrs £10.42 per hour
No. vacancies
Contract Type
Weekly hours
Published date
Closing date
Various shifts to be confirmed with the employer. 9am - 2pm weekdays & weekends.

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