Special Projects Associate

  • London, UK
  • Contract

Company Description

We believe everyone should be able to participate and thrive in the economy, so we’re building tools that make commerce easier and more accessible to all. We started in San Francisco in 2009 with a little white credit card reader and we now serve millions of businesses around the world. We came to the UK in 2017, our fifth global market, and provide hardware and software solutions that help sellers of all sizes start, run and grow their business.

We’re empowering SMEs across the UK to take card payments wherever their customers are - in person, by invoice, over the phone or online. Our Square Reader and Square Stand help our sellers accept Chip & PIN and Contactless payments quickly, easily and affordably. Our Cash app lets people pay each other back instantly. We’re shortening the distance between having an idea and making a living from it—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.

Job Description

We are seeking an associate to join the Square UK team to assist on a number of special projects over the next six months. This will be a varied role and would suit someone looking to gain professional experience in a fast-moving technology company, perhaps as a career change or as part of their MBA studies. This role will report into the head of communications and policy, and will cover a range of cross-business projects that are central to the growth of the business in the UK. The role will require some travel, mainly within the UK, as well as some possible irregular hours working alongside international colleagues.

You will:

  • Be the driving force for a number of specific internal projects at Square, coordinating timelines, deadlines, chairing meetings, and working across timezones and teams   

  • Work with external suppliers to procure services, coordinate contracts, and ensure timely and high quality delivery of services  

  • Spend time with Square’s sellers, gathering insights, problem-solving and building advocacy

  • Draft high-quality copy for a variety of audiences including media, government stakeholders, customers and internal audiences

Qualifications

You have:

  • 2-4 years of professional experience, ideally in consulting, law, communications, public affairs or product management / marketing

  • A flexible and adaptable nature, and a willingness to take on new projects that may be out of your wheelhouse

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and a strong attention to detail  

  • The ability to build trusted relationships with people from all walks of life

  • A desire to work in a fast-paced, challenging and exciting environment

  • A relevant degree or equivalent practical experience

  • Curiosity, creative thinking, and a sense of humour

Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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