Careers at Lightful

Lightful was born out of a determination to bring innovation to the sector that deserves it the most - the beyond-profit sector. Bringing together a world-class team of digital experts, strategists, developers and nonprofit specialists, Lightful was created to ensure charities and nonprofits have access to the very best technology for their unique needs.

For Foundations and Trusts looking to support grantees, we offer a comprehensive and collaborative 12-month programme to equip charities with the digital skills and capabilities they need to become more resilient organisations with more impact. Alongside this, our digital consultancy made up of nonprofit and technology experts, offers customised services to help charities and non-profits do more. Lightful’s easy-to-use social media management tool also helps charities and nonprofits raise awareness and be more strategic.

At Lightful, we passionately believe that technology can play a key role in transforming the beyond-profit sector. With simplified technology, we can help great causes amplify their voice, reach more people and build stronger, more personal relationships. Our purpose is to strengthen relationships between people who want a better world and the great causes making it happen. We work across multiple areas and partner with a wide variety of inspirational Foundations, Trusts, Charities and Social Enterprises.

What can we offer Escapees? Our working environment and culture is second to none. We are currently working 100% remotely, but post-Covid we will be returning to a new office space for at least 1-2 days per week. We are a passionate team of around 50 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 (adapted to home working during the Covid period).

We offer extensive benefits including free gym, 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.

Verified by Escape

Escape's take on Lightful

Lightful works with charities and nonprofits to design technology solutions that increase digital engagement. We loved the dedication to helping organisations working on important causes deliver more impact by making the best technology available to them.

Stats we are proud of

  • 340

    Nonprofits supported through our 2020 BRIDGE programmes

  • 34

    Countries 2020 BRIDGE participant organisations are from

  • 9,779

    Trees planted through our employee carbon offset programme

  • 2,869

    Kg CO2 saved through our winter 2020 team Do Nation campaign

Behind the scenes

Team makeup

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  • Holiday

    We offer 27 days’ holiday a year, plus UK public holidays and we encourage you to use them (in 2020 we awarded an additional 3.5 days so our hard working team could have a well-earned Christmas break away from their screens)

  • 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 coveryour 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

  • Mental Health Training

    A number of members of staff have completed mental health awareness training, provided by Mind, the mental health charity

  • Learning & Development

    We offer access to excellent learning platforms

  • Lunch & Learn

    We run regular 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 exercise,sleep, nutrition, meditation and music

  • Mindfulness App

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

  • Exercise Clubs

    Pre-Covid, we had running, boxing and football clubs. When we return to an office, we will relaunch our group exercise programmes

  • 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. We have regular virtual coffee check-ins

  • Flexible Working

    We encourage our team to use flexibility in the way they work. We are currently 100% remote (see co-working space benefit), but post-Covid, will continue to encourage home working for a proportion of the workingweek. We have been particularly aware of the challengeshome working has posed for Lightful parents during Covid-19 and have offered flexibility to accommodate their needs

  • Co-working Space Passes

    While we work 100% remotely as a result of Covid 19, where Government advice permits, we are offering passes for co-working spaces if our team feel they need it

  • Lightful Kids

    During the school summer holidays we plan a Lightful Kids Day, where Lightful parents are invited to bring their kids to the office (or virtual office) for a fun family-filled day. We have also run reading sessions for Lightful parents and their children

  • Workplace Nursery Scheme

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

  • Lightful Lottery

    We offer a fortnightly chance to win a £50 voucher of your choice

  • Recruitment Bonus

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

  • Ad hoc Perks / Gifts

    As a reflection of the exceptionally challenging year 2020 has 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

    During Covid-19, we are offering a monthly contributionto 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