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Operations Lead



Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Beam's mission to transform lives by leading our Operations team and driving social impact


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£45000 - £60000

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Hybrid remote (London)

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Expires at anytime

Beam is a dynamic startup tackling the world's toughest social challenges, particularly homelessness, with rapid growth and recognition. With over 100 staff members, accolades from the Queen, and top startup rankings, Beam is a beacon of hope and innovation in social entrepreneurship. Their diverse team reflects the communities they serve, emphasizing inclusivity and empowerment.

  • Lead and inspire a team of Pathway Coaches to support people out of homelessness.
  • Implement operational strategies to increase effectiveness and impact.
  • Drive innovation and problem-solving to enhance service delivery.
  • Manage key partnerships and ensure successful contract fulfillment.
  • Proven leadership in managing successful teams.
  • A talent developer with an appreciation for diversity.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset with a focus on results and social impact.
  • Proficiency in using data for decision-making and improvements.
  • A creative problem-solver passionate about transformative services.
  • Competitive salary (£45-60k) plus share options and counselling budget.
  • Annual retreat, workplace coaching, and team talks by UK tech leaders.
  • Benefits include meditation app subscription, tech and bike discounts, and financial coaching.
  • 30-minute video call with Talent Partner.
  • Timed practical test to understand the role better.
  • People-related scenarios assessment.
  • Three final interviews with Beam team members.

At Beam, you get to do work that really matters. We’re solving the world’s toughest social problems. And we’re growing fast 🚀

The Role

Beam creates impact for those that need it most, this impact is driven by our Operations team. As an Operations Lead, you’ll support a brilliant team of caseworkers (known as Pathway Coaches) and the amazing people referred to Beam (known as Members) on their remarkable journey out of homelessness and into stable work/housing.

This position offers the unique blend of managing a team that delivers a crucial service, alongside strategising and executing operational change. Both of which impact the lives of hundreds of disadvantaged people on a monthly basis.

📹 Check out the day in the life of a Pathway Coach on our instagram page for a glimpse of the incredible work your team will be carrying out daily.

You’ll be

  • Creating a positive, impactful working culture - You’ll foster a culture of high performance and top quality support in an emotive and complex environment

  • Making lasting change in the way(s) we work - Constantly looking at how we can improve, you’ll hypothesise and run multiple tests to improve our ways of working

  • Solving complex problems - no two outcomes are the same, you’ll find creative ways to unblock barriers to entry for various disadvantaged groups, ensuring our support plans are tailored to each member

  • Leading delivery on our contracts - Collaborating with our partnerships team, measuring performance and delivering to our contracts to provide the critical support our members need

You are

  • A people leader - arriving with an impressive background of managing high achieving teams: striking the balance between a positive working culture and a drive to achieve targets

  • A developer of talent - you want to get the most out of a diverse team! Our Operations team is made up of people from diverse backgrounds: ranging in age, experience, skills and life experiences

  • Entrepreneurial - excited to own an integral part of our service, constantly driven to get things done and lead from the front

  • Results driven - Constantly tracking KPIs and OKRs to support your team in achieving social impact targets on a monthly basis

  • Data led - Use data and numbers to make decisions and to recommend next steps 

  • A problem solver - you thrive on meeting problems with creativity and innovation

  • Passionate about our service - a deep desire to revolutionise services for those left behind, excited by the opportunity to empower our people and build a working mode that scales impact

This role might not be for you if

  • You don’t like working to targets - We’re aiming to become the global standard for supporting disadvantaged people into life changing employment and housing. We set ourselves ambitious targets to ensure that we continuously level up the impact we create with our partners and members

  • You prefer structured environments - Beam is still early in its journey, which means we have many ways to change and improve: things will change quickly as we strive to get better

  • You like a slower pace - We’re facing a growing problem which means we have to act quickly. It’s our responsibility to ensure more people are not left behind!

About Beam

We’re a team of over 100 working from our beautiful coworking space in Shoreditch and from home. We’ve picked up an armful of awards for our work (including one from our former Queen!) We’re one of the 10 hottest startups in London, according to WIRED magazine and one of LinkedIn’s Top 15 UK Startups for 2022. We’re also proud to be rated a top company to work for Escape the City, Tempo and The Dots.

We’re committed to hiring diversely and inclusively. You don’t need a degree to work here and we love to hear from ethnic minority candidates and/or those who’ve experienced social disadvantage. 63% of people we support are from ethnic minority backgrounds and 17% have disabilities. We believe we serve these people best when we’re a diverse and inclusive team.

Compensation & Perks

  • Highly competitive startup salary of £45-60k - we're open to hearing from a broad range of experiences

  • EMI-qualifying share options

  • Monthly counselling budget

  • Annual company retreat

  • 1:1 workplace coaching with More Happi

  • Regular team talks from leading UK tech entrepreneurs

  • Free subscription to Calm meditation app

  • Discounted bike and accessories with Cyclescheme

  • Discounted tech products with Techscheme

  • Your own financial well-being coach, through Bippit

Application Process

We have a four-stage interview process, giving you plenty of time to learn about Beam while we get to know you.

  1. 30-minute video call with our Talent Partner

  2. Timed practical test, giving you a better sense of the role

  3. People-related scenarios

  4. 3 final interviews with people at Beam

Applications for the role are considered on a rolling basis and there is no fixed start date.

Good luck!


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