Subcontractor Manager - Product Operations

Remote-first - Work from anywhere

A little flex time

Employment type
Part time

Coordinate and grow the UK's leading innovation consultant network!

Do you love building relationships with key stakeholders? Do you have project management superpowers? Are you keen to be at the cutting edge of UK innovation?

If so, read on!

GrantTree is the UK’s leading innovation funding consultancy, specialising in grants, R&D Tax Credits, and loans. We work with some of the country’s most groundbreaking businesses, helping them to maximise their government funding opportunities and build technologies that will change the world. We have ambitious plans for the future and are looking for bright, passionate, and conscientious people to join our product operations team.

That’s where you come in.

We maintain a network of subcontracted experts including writers, reviewers and innovation coaches. Our network and in-house experts collaborate to create compelling and engaging narratives that speak to the requirements of the funding services; capturing the imagination of the audience to secure consistent wins for our clients.

You will lead and grow our subcontracted community, who are an extended family to us, building strong relationships and acting as their internal champion. You'll also work closely with our acquisition and delivery partners to facilitate collaboration on projects and to source candidates with complimentary specialisms.

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Liaise with subcontractors to gauge availability, and capacity to proactively manage our supplier relationships
  • Interface with Client Acquisition and Product Operations teams to ensure a smooth pipeline of delivery
  • Source and introduce new talent to our subcontractor community - including, screening, contract negotiations, on-boarding and regular performance reviews
  • Match fit resource to individual projects to maximise the success rate of our portfolio of funding applications
  • Manage key stakeholders expectations and workloads with high levels of internal and external customer service
  • Assist in maintaining the high quality of product services
  • Pursue new initiatives which further our community goals.

We envisage this to be most suited initially as a part-time role and welcome applicants searching for between 50%-75% FTE. That said, GrantTree is a fast-growing business and roles develop quickly here!


  • Outstanding communication skills: Comfortable advocating for others and giving constructive feedback
  • Excellent time-management and organisational skills
  • Comfortable working with remote teams on multiple projects
  • A self-starter, experienced in fostering exceptional team environments
  • Experience in working to tight deadlines
  • Be a creative problem-solver who is able to provide solutions that fit clients’ and the business expectations


  • Experience working in a similar role for at least 1 year in a dynamic startup or scale up environment
  • A track record of improving processes and successfully implementing change
  • Experience of coaching and developing others
  • Understanding of OKRs
  • Some knowledge of physical or biological sciences, acquired professionally or through personal experience
  • Genuine interest in the innovation space, specifically scientific and technological advances, keen to continue learning about this area


For this role, the salary will be £30k - £40k FTE, depending on experience. In addition to your salary, we are offering a place where you can be yourself, develop your skills and fulfil your potential. We also have a flexible approach to working, so there’s no pressure for you to be in the office. You can work from wherever you are most productive. Our Shoreditch office will be open for your use outside of national and regional lockdowns.

Other benefits include:

  • 30 days paid holiday + bank holidays
  • Training & development budget
  • Monthly wellness budget
  • A generous and inclusive parental leave policy
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Season ticket loan if you choose to be office based
  • Discounted private health insurance
  • Study, pawternity and charity leave
  • Regular social and wellness events
  • Access to premium platforms for wellness and financial support
  • EMI scheme (launching soon) and a quarterly cash incentive


Please answer these questions in the application form or in your cover letter:

  • Do you have the right to work in the UK?
  • Why are you interested in working at GrantTree?
  • What attributes or dynamics do you look for in a team and why?
  • How would you define trust?

Equal Opportunities

Teams are stronger when they have a diverse range of people. We welcome applications from everyone, regardless of the categories they put themselves in. We also encourage talented ‘square pegs’. If you think you’re the right person for the job even though you don’t quite fit the role spec, be daring and apply!

Apply now

Remote-first - Work from anywhere

A little flex time