Director of Operations


About us

Are you looking to join a talented, diverse team, focused on a life-changing mission, at one of Europe’s fastest-growing tech startups? If yes, then you are in the right place!

We’re one of the UK’s leading tech companies and have joined FutureFifty 8.0 and named as one of the Top 50 Startups to work for in 2020

At Elder, our people aren’t just part of a team, they’re part of something bigger. We are a close-knit group on a mission to fundamentally change what it means to grow old. 

That starts by helping people live a healthier and happier life in their own home, with the support of a full-time live-in carer. Our unique matching technology pairs those in need with their ideal career, based on individual requirements and personality. 

But to join our team, what is it that really matters to us? Well, it matters that you’re unique. It matters that you’re great at what you do, that you put in the hard work. And, obviously, it matters you care as much as we do. 

About the role

The carers are at the heart of everything we do. This role will take end to end ownership of our carer operations and their experience. What does a great carer look like and how do we find them and continue to ensure we partner with the best people?  How do we best recruit, engage, and support the carers on our platform? How do we ensure seamless delivery of care as part of our future managed service? 

We are looking for a great people manager who can combine a focus on people and experience with an analytical and efficient approach. An operations leader who puts the human first.

You will report into the COO and be part of the extended leadership team of Elder

What you’ll be responsible for

  • You will lead our carer leadership team who themselves lead the 20+ people carer recruitment, carer support and carer engagement and quality teams.You will be responsible for the hiring, coaching and development of your leadership team.
  • You will own the budget for carer operations and will be responsible for developing the longer term strategy and resource plan to deliver this 
  • Day to day you will work with your team to ensure the best processes and policies are in place to deliver our strategy 
  • You will lead the Elder carer experience strategic goal, delivering a best in class carer experience for all  carers on our platform by working closely with Marketing, Content, CRM, Product, Engineering, and Insights
  • You will be responsible for the quality of the carers throughout their Elder lifecycle, ensuring that we recruit and retain the best 
  • You will work cross functionally with our customer experience, marketing, product, clinical and other teams to ensure the carer experience is aligned across the business
  • You will be a key part of our leadership team, working collaboratively with peers and colleagues to set an deliver company strategy, identify & fix problems with a ‘sleeves rolled up mindset’ through cross-functional initiatives and model the strongest leadership behaviours  to ensure the continued success of Elder

Need to have

  • Substantial proven track record  years of delivering outstanding results in health and/or care companies, ideally with tech backed operations 
  • 5+ years of leadership experience 
  • An analytical mindset with a data led approach to leading operations
  • Experience of recruiting and leading operational teams, setting strategy, and building robust processes 
  • Experience of managing teams remotely 
  • Ability to translate strategy into results based action 
  • A human focused approach: you are a collaborative leader with strong empathy and EQ
  • Understanding of communications and brand

Nice to have

  • Knowledge or experience of digital health or social care 
  • Coaching/Mentoring qualifications
  • Executive level startup experience


We’re a service business and we know that without the best people, we cannot build the best company which is why we treat our team very well. We can offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Stock Options (We are post-series B & backed by some of the best VCs in Europe)
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Plenty of socials and team lunches
  • Amazing office in the heart of the tech scene in Old Street
  • Flexibility to work from home 3-4 days a week 
  • Macbook + any particular extras you require
  • AND a genuine opportunity to be a very key part of a high growth business.

Elderly care represents one of society’s greatest challenges. Are you ready to be part of the solution? Apply today.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


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Why join us?

If joining a talented, diverse team, focused on a life-changing mission, at one of Europe’s fastest-growing startups wasn’t enough, we offer a whole load of other perks.

  • Pension scheme

    In the sector we’re in, we realise the importance of getting our finances in shape for when we’re older. That’s why we’ll help contribute towards your pension

  • Cycle-to-work scheme

    With a fully-flexible cycle-to- work scheme, you can avoid being squashed onto the tube and get the bike you want from the shop you want. For a leaner, greener way to work.

  • Regular reviews

    We know people develop in different ways. Regular reviews may not just result in a raise, but also the opportunity to help you find a new field in which you can flourish.

  • Free fruit and drinks

    With a load of fresh free fruit, you won’t struggle to get your five a day. Plus, when you get to the end of the week, there’s a full fridge of booze to get your weekend started

  • Upgraded social life

    With a weekly bar tab at the local pub, regular all-company socials and an annual offsite, you’ll really get to know everyone in the company.

  • All equipment

    Whatever your role, you’ll get your very own Mac. But we’ll also provide all the tools you need to do your job. All you have to do is ask.

  • Bagel Tuesdays

    Tuesday mornings are all about filling our faces. With options for every dietary requirement, get to the kitchen early to avoid the queues and eat as many bagels as you can.

  • Sensible sick leave

    Mind or body, when you’re ill, you’re ill. You shouldn’t work. We trust you to let us know when you’re under the weather and pay you like it’s any other day.

  • Learn and teach

    We all have our own areas of knowledge. But we think shared understanding helps make everyone’s life richer. Expect to watch and give some perspective-changing talks.

  • Generous holiday

    Time out of work is vital for a more productive time in work. With 25 days off, plus bank holidays, that you’re able to carry over to the following year, you’ll have enough time to rest.

  • Exclusive discounts

    From coffee and cinema tickets to phone contracts and Apple gadgets, with Perkbox and CharlieHR discounts, you’ll notice your money starts to go that little bit further.

  • Interest and sports clubs

    Whether it’s a bit of five-a-side, pursuing the cultural zeitgeist, putting the world to rights, or winning a bit of cash at the poker table, our clubs bring us together to do our own thing.

  • Share options

    You do your share of the work, you should get your share of the success. Everyone who works here gets the opportunity to own a stake in the company.

  • Pay for new parents

    Whether you or your partner has just had a child, or you’ve decided to adopt, new mums and dads get 12 weeks of flexible parental cover at full pay.

  • Discounts on care

    When you’re spending your whole day thinking about social care, it’s only right you can afford care for your own family. We make sure you can with a reduced rate for your loved ones.

Workplace & culture

It’s a group of people who get on, giving everything they’ve got to fundamentally change what it means to age. 

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