Hubbub UK

Careers at Hubbub UK

Hubbub is an environmental charity exploring new ways to engage mainstream audiences in sustainability issues. We're positive and design playful campaigns that inspire people to make healthier, greener lifestyle choices, which more often than not help save money and bring people together. We do this by designing and delivering campaigns based on topics relevant to people's day-to-day lifestyles including; food, fashion, homes, neighbourhoods.

We keep things simple, offering practical and realistic solutions that help people to cut waste, make clothes last longer, save money and create cleaner spaces to live and work in. We’re a small, experienced team of doers who share a curiosity and desire to create change. Collaboration is central to our approach. We listen, co-design and are inclusive working at all levels, from grass roots to the boardroom. We base our campaigns on research and insights from across the UK and the world, and measure everything we do so we know what delivers a tangible, positive impact.

Our values

Give a damn about the environment: it’s at the heart of everything we do because we’re committed to taking action on climate change and the environment. We care about the difference we make and are honest about our impact.

Curious: have an interest in people, places, trends, politics and the world we live in. Asks questions, seeks knowledge and has self direction to discover the answers. Has an eye for detail and is intuitive, seeing opportunities.

Entrepreneurial: acts like a leader and embraces context and freedom over control and process. Nimble and brave enough to take risks, trusting instincts to experiment without fear. Proud of independent spirit. Takes initiative and responsibility.

Creative: re-imagining everything. Thinking outside the box. Trusting intuition and bringing magic to the everyday. Continually challenging our own status quo.

Playful: Positive and playful to connect to people, catch imaginations and make people smile, because the world is serious enough. Believes in the power of using humour to create change.

How we work – the Hubbub way

Discover: We listen, observe and ask questions to gain insight and knowledge to understand the people and places we want to inspire. We use our intuition and experience to identify opportunities to instigate action on environmental issues.

Collaborate: we believe the cause is bigger than the organisation. We build collaborations of organisations, big and small, who share our ambition.

Design: We design campaigns that make environmental action desirable. We use behaviour change techniques, positive language and highlight the benefits. We use good design, seasonal hooks and a splash of playfulness.

Experiment: we constantly experiment, measure and adapt what we do, to find out what has the biggest impact.

Scale: We share what we discover, the good and the bad. When it works, we open source our ideas and build transformative opportunities that enable people to replicate and scale to have a bigger impact.

Verified by Escape

Escape's take on Hubbub UK

Hubbub UK create the kind of inspiring and engaging campaigns that can make a real difference to how we engage with the environment. They are working on some of the most creative campaigns such as Community Fridges, Community Calling - gifting your smart phone to someone who needs it and and Food Connect - a zero emmissions surplus food delivery service. By focussing on every day actions and subjects people are passionate about, they are making taking the right decision for the environment second nature, while showing us what is possible when we come together in community. They're also a certified B-Corp, have a great name and are a fantastic company to work for if you care about the environment and making a difference in the world.

Stats we are proud of

  • 120

    Community Fridges in the UK network

  • 5 mil

    Coffee cups recycled from Square Mile Challenge

  • 1000+

    People have gone Plastic Fishing

  • 5100

    Smartphones rehomed as past through Community Calling

Behind the scenes

Team makeup

  • 46
    Employees
  • 35
    % Female

Benefits

  • Flexible Working

    We encourage everyone to work from home when they need to. We also have a sofa area and standing desks in the office that provide other options of where to work.

  • Holiday

    25 days’ holiday a year plus UK public holidays, 2 duvet days and holiday off over Christmas.

  • Team Retreats

    At least three times a year we organise team days. A time to get to know each other away from the office.

  • Pensions

    Pensions, with a 5% employer contribution.

  • Socials

    We organise social events for the team including group lunches, Friday drinks, hydroponics club, lunch time runs, film nights.

  • Learning and training

    We'll contribute towards books, training courses and conferences that help you learn and grow in your role here. We also provide access to training through our partnership with You Can Now

  • Regular Salary reviews

    In line with a salary framework, to ensure equal pay for equal work and that we recognise and reward when your responsibilities increase.

  • Health care

    We offer paid sick leave (for both your physical and mental health).

  • Cycle-to-Work

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

  • Wellness

    We offer access to weekly online yoga and HIIT sessions.

  • Sabbaticals

    Potential to take sabbaticals after 5 years employment

  • Maternity / Paternity

    Generous maternity/ paternity pay, above sector benchmark

  • Climate Perks

    2 days extra leave to enable more sustainable travel

  • Employee Support

    Access to ongoing Somerset House Employee Support Programme