Careers at Lightful

Our vision is a future where nonprofits have the power to create more equitable communities and a healthier planet.

Our mission is to help nonprofits become better storytellers, build trust and raise more money.

Lightful helps nonprofits develop the digital skills and confidence needed to tell compelling stories, build trust, and raise more money. We partner with individual and institutional donors to provide nonprofits all over the world with purpose-built online tools, practical advice, and tailored training.

What can we offer Escapees? Our working environment and culture is second to none. We work remotely, but have access to our East London office where our team are free to work from and be around their team mates if they choose. We are a passionate team of around 30 people, bringing together a unique mix of skills, cultures and expertise. We work hard, but we also believe strongly in work / life balance and have invested in a comprehensive Wellbeing programme that reflects this.

We offer extensive benefits including yoga and meditation, a health cash plan, flexible working, a cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, pension, an employee carbon offset programme, comprehensive personal development, access to excellent learning platforms and other tailored benefits to ensure that our team has the perfect work environment to be their best and to support our clients. We deliver regular showcase, lunch & learn and social events. Shared participation in our success is a key value at Lightful and we offer an attractive stock options package to all permanent staff members.

Lightful is a Certified B Corporation®. B Corps are businesses that meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. At Lightful, our exceptional team works day in day out with amazing beyond-profit clients across a whole spectrum of social and environmental causes. Our team also knows the great strides we have taken to make sure we are having a more positive social and environmental impact through our own operations, so we couldn’t be more excited to be part of the B Corp tribe.

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Escape's take on Lightful

Lightful is zapping innovation and digitalisation into the charity and non-profit sector. Why? They believe those doing the greatest good deserve the best technology. We loved Lightful's commitment to support positive impact organisations across the world, increase their fundraising, amplify their awareness and increase their digital confidence, as well as their predominantly remote and flexible work schedule, team benefits like paid volunteer days and B Corp status.

Stats we are proud of

  • 2000+

    Nonprofits supported through BRIDGE programmes since 2020

  • 82

    Countries represented by participants across the world

  • 100+

    Hours of pro bono activity support to nonprofits

  • $3.5m

    Grants from partner organisations distributed to nonprofits

Behind the scenes

Team makeup

  • 26
  • 58
    % Female


  • Holiday

    35 days of bookable annual leave (book a bank holiday off, or not)

  • Pension

    We offer a workplace pension scheme for all employees who meet the criteria

  • Health Cash Plan

    We offer an employer-paid health cash plan to help cover your everyday healthcare costs

  • Maternity, Paternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave

    We are proud to offer terms for parental leave that exceed statutory requirements

  • Equipment

    We will work with you to make sure your workstation set-up is suitable for your work needs, your health and wellbeing and meets legal health and safety standards

  • Learning & Development

    We offer access to excellent learning platforms

  • Lunch & Learn

    We run lunch and learn sessions on a range of topics

  • Carbon Footprint Offsetting

    Through our employee subscription programme, employees can offset their carbon footprint and become carbon positive

  • Cycle-to-Work

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

  • Active Challenges

    From regular step challenges to longer term active challenges, with an opportunity to win great prizes

  • Healthy Lifestyle / Exercise App

    We offer free access to the Asana Rebel app for general exercise, yoga, sleep, nutrition, meditation and music

  • Mindfulness App

    We offer free access to the Headspace app. Meditation and sleep made simple

  • Socials

    We put on regular team events including a Summer party, Christmas party, monthly virtual tea at three meet-ups and ad hoc team events such as drinks and games

  • Flexible Working

    We encourage our team to use flexibility in the way they work. It’s important to acknowledge the different responsibilities people have in their lives, and we encourage people to take extra time for the wellbeing and offer flexibility to accommodate people’s needs

  • Work from home or the office

    Default work from home, with optional access to our London office

  • Workplace Nursery Scheme

    We offer a workplace nursery scheme, allowing you the ability to choose childcare that is right for you and your family

  • Recruitment Bonus

    With our supremely talented team we have a strong network with other similarly talented individuals. If Lightful ends up hiring a recommended contact, permanent employees are entitled to a £2,000 reward

  • Ad hoc Perks / Gifts

    To reflect how tricky the last couple of years have been, we have surprised our team with ad hoc gifts including hampers, plants for their home offices and clothing from fellow B Corp Patagonia

  • Contribution to Home Working Costs

    We are offering a tax-free monthly contribution to additional household expenses incurred as a result of home-working

  • Stock Options

    Every permanent team member can share in the success of Lightful through our stock options scheme

  • Employee Assistance Programme

    24/7/365 access to independent, external and confidential support

  • Charitable Payroll Giving

    Give directly to charities via salary sacrifice to maximise the donation

  • Volunteering

    2 paid days a year to volunteer

  • Working from Anywhere

    Flexibility to work from abroad as needed, or by arrangement more permanently

  • Birthday day off

    In addition to 35 days holiday allowance, we believe everyone should spend their birthday away from their desks / screens

  • Moving day off

    We also offered you one paid day off per year if you're moving home

  • Financial coaching

    Free, independent financial coaching from Octopus MoneyCoach