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 have recently re-opened an 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 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 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 amd flexible work schedule, team benefits like paid volunteer days and B-Corp status.

Stats we are proud of

  • 515

    Nonprofits supported through our 2021 BRIDGE programmes

  • 64

    Countries 2021 BRIDGE participant organisations are from

  • 100+

    Hours of pro bono activity support to nonprofits

  • 35

    Projects for Lightful Solutions in 2021

Behind the scenes

Team makeup

  • 26


  • Holiday

    We offer 27 days’ holiday a year, plus UK public holidays and we encourage you to use them

  • 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.

  • Co-working Space Passes

    While we retain a 100% remote working stance, we are offering passes for a co-working space for those in our team to work together if they wish to

  • Workplace Nursery Scheme

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

  • Lightful Lottery

    We offer a fortnightly chance to win a £50 voucher to spend at a variety of online shops

  • 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

  • Perkbox

    Retail discounts and much more

  • 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

    Paid time off for volunteering

  • Working from Anywhere

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

  • Birthday day off

    In addition to 27 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