Beam

Careers at Beam

Beam is an award-winning Tech for Good venture creating equality of opportunity at scale, starting by crowdfunding brighter futures for homeless people. Funded by the Mayor of London and some of the UK's top tech entrepreneurs and impact investors, Beam has rapidly proven a powerful new model to help disadvantaged people get into rewarding work and stable housing Beam has been covered widely, including by the BBC, Times, FT, Independent, Evening Standard and Sky. In 2018, just a year after being founded, Beam was named by The Guardian as one of the most important social innovations globally and by The FT as one of top 100 most innovative organisations in Europe. In 2021, Beam was awarded a Queen's Award for Enterprise and was named by WIRED magazine as one of the Top 10 Startups in London.

The Beam Team is small, diverse and supportive. We have recent grads and experienced entrepreneurs. We combine expertise across tech and product, machine learning and AI, casework and homeless services, data analysis, strategy consulting and more.

Verified by Escape

Escape's take on Beam

Beam are on a mission to make meaningful work possible for those who have been affected by homelessness. They do this by completely disrupting the traditional model of homelessness support, by allowing someone who wants to get back on their feet to crowdsource funds from the wider community to fund training for a new career. Beam are using the crowdfunding model in a totally unique and innovative way, and it works. They've helped 1050 of people back into meaningful work, and are on an ambitious growth trajectory to bring their model to thousands more around the globe. If you're looking for the opportunity to create tangible impact through your work, and want to join a brilliant tech for good organisation, Beam might be a great fit for you.

Stats we are proud of

  • 900+

    Campaigns funded

  • 600+

    Homeless people in stable jobs & housing

  • £2.9m

    Donated to Beam campaigns

  • 25000

    Members of the public supporting homeless people on Beam

Behind the scenes

Team makeup

  • 42
    Employees
  • 52
    % Female

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation

    Highly competitive for social enterprises and 'Tech for Goods'

  • Share options

    Be a Beam owner with EMI-qualifying share options

  • Great tools for great work

    Brand new MacBook Air or PC - and use the best software

  • 'Be Amazing' budget

    £500 annually to spend on anything to help you develop and grow

  • Beam Team Talks

    Talks from top entrepreneurs (previous speakers inc. cofounders of Booking.com, WorldRemit, Shazam, Starling and Photobox)

  • Cycle-to-Work

    We are registered under the Cycle-to-Work scheme, so you can buy a bike and accessories tax-free.

  • Socials

    Team socials once a month. Anything from go-karting, board game nights, dinners, samba drumming and movie nights.

  • Awesome office!

    Stunning, central coworking office with unlimited free barista-made coffee

  • Team retreats

    Bond with teammates on a yearly team retreat

  • Unlimited holiday

    Choose your own holiday (minimum 20 days)