Special Projects Lead

About Us

Urban Jungle is here to change the insurance industry for good.

We’re one of the fastest-growing businesses in the UK, and we’re taking on one of the biggest and most widely used categories in the world. Urban Jungle puts the customer at the heart of everything it does, uses the latest technology to make insurance simple, fair and affordable, and helps us give our customers much more confidence in their financial futures.

All of this has meant we’ve already been able to help more than 300,000 customers get better insurance and become one of the top-rated home insurance providers in the UK, rated Excellent on Trustpilot from over 9,000 reviews. We’ve raised over £30m in funding to date to help us with our mission.

We also have a huge focus on people and our planet. We’ve recently placed 1st in Tempo's 2024 award for best startup to work for, and came top 10 in the Deloitte Fast50. We’re also proud to be a certified B-Corp, and a Carbon Neutral company.

And the best bit? This is just the beginning.

About The Role

We’re looking for someone brilliant to join our Special Projects function and play a vital role in taking our business to the next level. 

The Special Projects team works directly with our CEO, Jimmy on crucial strategic initiatives, such as finding our next growth opportunities or reviewing potential acquisition opportunities.

In this highly varied role, you will take some of our most important strategic projects from conception and prioritisation, through to execution, by working with people from all parts of the business. You will play a pivotal role in achieving our company’s growth plans and shaping the way the business evolves.

We’re a start-up, so there’ll be plenty of opportunity to roll up your sleeves and get involved in numerous functions across the business - from finance, to product, to commercial deal-making in a fast-paced environment.

Working closely with our Head of Strategic Projects, Camille, you’ll also gain exposure to our senior leadership team, who have previously led some of the world’s fastest growing businesses.

Here’s what you’ll get up to:

  • Thinking deeply about how we can be the best business in our sector, and coming up with initiatives and changes to our proposition that help us both grow faster and operate better.
  • Leading high-level strategy projects to help us make big decisions, like working out what product to launch next or how to organise ourselves as we grow.
  • Running some of our biggest cross-functional projects, turning the strategic ideas you’ve worked on into reality.
  • Supporting the leadership team by managing key business meeting agendas and business planning processes, for example, our version of the OKR process. 
  • Generally getting stuck into the ever-changing priorities of a fast-growth start-up.

You've read this far! Here's what we need from you:

  • At least 3 years of professional experience in a relevant field - given the breadth of the role, this could be in a commercial role at another company, in professional or financial services (eg. consulting or audit). 
  • You ideally will have been exposed to M&A activities, whether on the buy, sell or advisory side. This could be working on pre or post deal activities.
  • Strong analytical skills, critical thinking, and business acumen to be able to run strategic projects independently.
  • Great communication skills, including being comfortable engaging with stakeholders of all levels, internally and externally.
  • Ability to use strategic frameworks to provide structure to unstructured problems
  • An entrepreneurial drive, ability to roll up your sleeves and contribute wherever is needed in the business to make it a huge success.

These requirements are a guide as to what we’re looking for, but if you don’t have all of the skills listed above, that’s okay! Please don’t let that hold you back from applying if the role excites you.

About Our Offer

We’re taking an office-centric approach to work (with lots of flexibility built-in) and the team is based in Oval, London.

In addition to our positive, open working environment, you can expect the following benefits of working at Urban Jungle:

  • A starting salary of £45,000 - £65,000* depending on experience.
  • A share of our successes. Every Urban Jungler receives share options that can increase alongside performance and growth.
  • An impact from day one. Our business is scaling rapidly. You'll work on ambitious projects, and your contribution will significantly impact the success of Urban Jungle now and in the future.
  • Dedicated development. Continuous learning and growth are part of our DNA. Our aim is to help you develop faster than any other business could. You’ll have a dedicated senior mentor, training on whatever you need to do your job well, and a dedicated personal development budget.
  • Well-being support. We’re committed to supporting both physical and mental well-being through a variety of initiatives designed to help you feel your best.
  • A commitment to our values. Our values inform our policies, processes, decisions, and actions. They are core to how we operate as a business.
  • 25 days paid leave, plus public holidays.
  • All. The. Fun. We regularly organise awesome socials and have some vibrant team communities like book club, foodies, and sports.

*If our advertised salary doesn’t suit your current expectations, just let us know.

About Our Commitment

Urban Jungle is an equal opportunity employer and fairness and respect are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We do not discriminate based on race, age, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or disability. We know that in order to build a truly successful business, we need a team of diverse individuals who can offer a variety of skills, experiences and perspectives.