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Angel Investment Network Manager
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF42684

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 04/01/2023

Job live date: 16/11/2022

Salary: £43,414 - £53,353 per annum

Employment type: PM-ALC

Department: Henley Business School

Division: Leadership Organisations & Behaviour

Hours Per Week:: 1.00 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full Time, Fixed Term

Henley Business School is looking for an experienced professional to help set-up and manage the UK’s first cross-university network focused on investing into SHAPE (Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts for Prosperity and Economy) ventures. The Business Angel Network Manager will take a hands-on role in setting up and growing the membership of the angel investor network, including developing the business angel network, coordinating venture flow with partner universities, coordinating project partners, and chairing and moderating company presentations events.

Main duties and responsibilities

Establishing the angel network

  • Work with project and university partners on creating the vision and strategy for the angel network
  • Contribute to developing marketing and branding for the angel network
  • Coordinate development of website and marketing collateral
  • Liaise with project partners such as, Cardiff University, the ARC accelerator and third parties such as UKBAA, British Business Bank, etc

Business development and partnership management, including:

  • Approaching and building relationship with angels and business angel networks
  • Promoting the network across partner universities and connected business angel networks
  • Work with Marketing support to promote the network and attract applications from ventures
  • Organise virtual masterclasses for investors (‘investor readiness’)
  • Promoting the network to social impact investors via online platforms
  • Signing up and managing relationships with sponsors
  • Develop a pipeline of SHAPE ventures and help them get ready for venture presentations

  • Connect with university accelerators and partners
  • Develop a pipeline of ventures and prepare them for Venture Presentations
  • Select suitable entrepreneurs for Venture Presentations
  • Chair and moderate Venture Presentations
  • Contribute to the development of investment templates that that facilitate investment into SHAPE spinouts
  • Correspond with entrepreneurs and investors as required

Interview date flexibly arranged with candidates

Informal contact details

Contact role:


Contact name:

Norbert Morawetz

Contact phone:


Contact email:

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-UK candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that by reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship will not be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

​​​​​​​The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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