Vivobarefoot

Vivobarefoot

Careers at Vivobarefoot

We have a core belief that our toxic, sedentary lifestyles are making humans, and the planet, sick. Thankfully, ingrained thinking can change – and people across the world are embracing natural connection; it all starts with freeing our feet. Last year we reached a turnover of £38 million, putting over 600,000 pairs of barefoot footwear onto people's feet across the globe. Our goal is to double in size over the next 3 years and dramatically expand regenerative process – true sustainability – across our value chain.

As a team, we’re a bunch of outsiders, dreamers, entrepreneurs, rebels and activists who fight for full regeneration of our people and planet. We move furiously fast in an ever-changing ecosystem, and we also fail fast, learn, get back up and try again. To thrive in this slightly crazy atmosphere, we’re also a bunch of mates, doing cool things and supporting each other along the way. Our coaching culture is something we are proud of, a way of ‘showing up’ in a mature, supportive and ‘adult-adult’ manner. We also self-manage our workload, which projects we get involved in depending on where we can make the most impact. We call this ‘regenerative leadership’.

Vivobarefoot is proud to be a member of the B Corp™ family of better businesses, independently accredited to put purpose over profit for the benefit of people and planet alike. But for us, this is only the beginning.

To ensure that we walk our talk, we fund research into scientific study and support materials development, and our Livebarefoot Fund is central to our business – we channel a portion of our revenue into supporting grassroots, pioneering projects that reflect our overall mission and culture – you can find out more.

Celebrating the outdoors isn’t just something we talk about - when the seasons change we’re out there to mark it. Exploring, sharing, workshopping, team camp outs and enjoying local produce (and wine) is all part of it. Ideally you already love the natural world, or you are eager to get out there, learn and get involved. You’ll be supported and encouraged all the way.

That’s Vivobarefoot. Variously we are a footwear company, a health and wellbeing company, and an evolving bunch of activists. And we’re searching for brilliant humans with exceptional skills and talent to help us make this dream into a reality.

Verified by Escape

Escape's take on Vivobarefoot

Vivobarefoot is on a mission to reconnect people and planet through making footwear that is regenerative to human movement and planetary health. Created by two cousins from a long line of cobblers, Galahad and Asher Clark are on a quest to make the perfect footwear—perfect for feet. They believe the only real model of environmental sustainability is the natural world itself. In 2020 Vivobarefoot launched ReVivo, a program that sees worn and returned Vivo footwear revived, reconditioned, keeping our shoes on feet and away from landfill. Their team praises their attitude towards autonomy, flexibility and generous benefits for why it’s a great place to work!

Stats we are proud of

  • 98.8

    Our current B-Corp™ score - this is only the beginning!

  • £38m

    Over 600k pairs of barefoot footwear put onto people's feet

Behind the scenes

Team makeup

  • 130
    Employees

Benefits

  • Cycle-to-Work

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

  • Events

    Enjoy a vibrant calendar of Vivobarefoot events, from celebrating our achievements at Equinox and Solstice gatherings to connecting and reflecting on multi-day retreats in the wild.

  • Holidays

    Live richly with a 25-day holiday allowance (pro rata), four additional days each year to volunteer, get outdoors or focus on your wellbeing, and a day off for your birthday (Even if it falls on a weekend!)

  • Professional Allowance

    Learn new skills and broaden your horizons by using our generous professional allowance of £1,000 per year on courses and qualifications.

  • Personal Allowance

    Embrace your hobbies and passions with our personal allowance of £1,000 per year. Vivo staff have enjoyed ice-skating sessions, pottery classes, art supplies and camping equipment. The world is your oyster ...

  • Health insurance

    Prioritise your wellbeing by accepting our invitation to join fantastic healthcare and eyecare plans.

  • Pensions

    Pensions, with a 4% employer contribution.