Strategy Senior Associate (Partnerships)

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 an ambitious Strategy Senior Associate (Partnerships) to join our team and play a vital role in taking our business to the next level.

We’re taking everything that we’ve learnt operating our own brand, and using it to work with some of the world’s biggest brands to take our products to even more people (think major retailers, supermarkets, banks, etc). 

This is the fastest growing part of our business, and as a key member of our team, you’ll actively support the day-to-day operations of our expanding partnerships, contributing to their commercial success while assisting in the development of new relationships. Your responsibilities will include coordinating partnership activities across various teams and providing valuable input into our overall strategy and proposition.

As we continue to grow the function, you’ll also have the opportunity to grow with it and take on more responsibility.

Working closely with our Head of Partnerships, Alice, you’ll gain exposure to our senior leadership team, who have previously led some of the world’s fastest growing businesses, as part of playing a pivotal role in achieving our company’s growth plans.

Here’s what you’ll get up to:

  • You’ll be client facing from the get-go, working closely with our partners both to build new products and experiences, and make existing ones better.
  • You’ll support lots of internal cross functional projects to help us launch the new partnerships, working across product, tech, commercial, etc to make things happen.
  • Alongside our senior team, get stuck into business development across end-to-end pipeline, including identifying, qualifying, negotiation and closing new opportunities.
  • We’re growing fast, so there will be many opportunities to contribute to the broader company, and lots of progression opportunities in the role overall
  • Of course, as a startup we’ll also expect you to roll your sleeves up and get involved wherever the company needs you.

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

  • At least 2 years professional experience in a relevant field - given the breadth of the role, this could be in a partnerships or broader commercial role at another company, or in professional services (eg. consulting).
  • We’re looking for experience in some areas of the role, and a keenness to learn in the others.
  • An entrepreneurial drive, ability to roll up your sleeves and contribute wherever is needed in the business to make it a huge success.
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills, including being comfortable engaging with stakeholders of all levels, internally and externally.

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 £35,000 - £45,000* 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.