Big Health

UK General Manager

Position Purpose

Billions of people worldwide are suffering from problems for which we have proven behavioural solutions. Yet most can’t access anything other than pills.That’s where we come in. We take your data and turn it into personalised behavioural medicine – to help you sleep better, stop smoking and worry less, without pills or potions.Our first product, Sleepio, is a digital sleep improvement programme clinically proven to help overcome long term poor sleep. Our partners include Jawbone, Boots and a leading multinational health insurer, and our advisors and investors include Esther Dyson, Martha Lane Fox and Prof Sir Neil Douglas.We are now expanding internationally, and we need an ambitious commercial and operational lead to take on and grow our UK business.Your roleAs UK General Manager you will be responsible for managing all operations within the UK, including heading up our growing team and leading relationships with our existing partners and suppliers.In the process you will take on a wide range of management, commercial and service delivery roles involving retail, insurance and public sector partners. You will work directly into the CEO with autonomy to grow your team beneath you as the business scales, and be exposed to every aspect of our business.Skills & RequirementsYou will: Have strong hands-on commercial and operational experience; Have experience of and passion for the UK healthcare sector; Be self-driven and organised, able to manage your own and others’ time to meet deadlines and targets; Value creating strong relationships as well as closing deals; Relish the prospect of taking on responsibility within a small but rapidly growing team; Not be too proud to get your hands dirty; Have a passion for technology and its potential; Love the idea of using your skills to improve people's health.CompensationA competitive base salary as well as share options and generous cash bonuses for meeting targets.About the companyCo-Founded by ex-insomnia-sufferer Peter Hames and Oxford University psychologist Professor Colin Espie, our goal is to help billions of people worldwide sleep better, stop smoking and worry less – without pills or potions.Our first product, Sleepio, is a digital sleep improvement program featuring proven cognitive and behavioural techniques, led by your virtual expert The Prof and his narcoleptic dog Pavlov. In a world-leading clinical trial Sleepio has been shown to be comparable in effectiveness to face to face therapy, and many times more effective than sleeping pills. The Lancet called Sleepio “A proven intervention for sleep disorders using the internet…from www to zzz”.We were one of Jawbone UP’s ten worldwide API launch partners, have secured distribution with Boots in the UK and are negotiating terms with global health insurers. With an advisory panel featuring Martha Lane Fox (UK Digital Champion), Prof Sir Neil Douglas (Emeritus Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges) and Esther Dyson (Angel investor) we are uniquely well placed to succeed.Based in Shoreditch in London with an office in San Francisco opening soon, our small team is dedicated to creating the next generation of personalised healthcare in a way that doesn’t feel like medicine. Friday Team Talks ensure that we keep learning from each other and we balance the hard work with regular nights out. We’d love you to get in touch.How to applyWe’d like to know why you think you would excel in and enjoy the role. Please email your answer plus your resume

Job Summary

  • London, GB
Date Posted:
08 Aug 2014