Careers at Shift

Shift researchers and designers out and about doing a sketching workshop

 

We are a team of passionate, bright and energetic people, coming from a variety of industries and professions, dedicated to finding innovative solutions to major social problems.

We’re the sort of people excited about doing thoughtful research, who love designing solutions – be it a videogame to improve mental health outcomes or an app to help all parents in their child’s first 1000 days – who believe in building sound commercial ventures and who enjoy a game of ping pong or two…

Meet the current team.

Current Vacancies

Communications Manager

We’re looking for a highly experienced new team member to lead all Shift’s communications activities, both devising consumer-facing campaigns to promote our various products and raising awareness of Shift amongst potential funders, partners and investors. Read more.

Sales and Marketing Lead

We are looking for a proactive individual to build sales for our video game that enables young people to better regulate their emotions. This is a short term, part time role with opportunities for remote and flexible working. Read more.

Graphic Designers

We use a pool of talented freelance graphic designers. If you are interested in being a part of this, please email a portfolio to tori.flower@shiftdesign.org.uk.

We always need great people with different skill sets. Feel free to get in touch and tell us about what you do. Email hello@shiftdesign.org.uk.

Chris, Chloe, Maia and Simon taking a car building competition very seriously at our summer party

 

“I joined Shift tired of corporate consulting, jumping across short term projects, and seeking a sense of purpose and longer term ownership in the work I do everyday. That’s exactly what I got at Shift. We’re a mixed bag of designers, researchers and entrepreneurs. And all massive nerds when it comes to work. But we know how to have the craic as well. Shift is a great place to push yourself as far as you want to go.

Louise Cooper, Senior Service Designer

Why work with us

We know people are at their best when they work in a supportive, collaborative and inspiring work environment. Our team say the best things for working at Shift are:

Real Purpose

Our team know that everyday they are working on important problems that impact people’s lives. We are currently finding practical solutions to a range of social issues including mental health, youth work and community cohesion.

Ownership and Responsibility

We are small team of around 20 people working on some chunky projects and there’s lots of opportunity to take ownership of areas of work. Shift might suit you if you enjoy collaborating with others, but want to see the direct fruits of your labour and really help shape something.

Great team

Shift is a fast-growing organisation, but prides itself on hiring great people who are inquisitive, thoughtful and interesting. There is opportunity to learn from people with different skill sets, such as at our fortnightly Lunch & Learns, and work alongside inspiring people.

Good benefits

We aim to recognise the hard work of our team by offering a rewarding set of benefits. These include extra days holiday for every year you’ve worked with us, opportunities for flexible working, plus access to our tech scheme, childcare vouchers and cycle to work schemes.

Louise out and about prototyping Storybox

 

“I came to Shift from a very different kind of position in a very different kind of industry; Shift has the sort of open and resourceful culture which sees value in diverse skills and experience. It’s refreshing to find an organisation that genuinely encourages everyone to play to their strengths and take on challenges.”

Hester Kitchen, Office Administrator

What we look for…

All sorts

We believe diverse teams help us find better solutions, so look to add people from a range of backgrounds, ages and walks of life.

Diverse career histories

Whilst some of our team are specialists, others are hybrids who have had varied careers. We’re mainly looking for people with great skills and passion to use them.

Contributing to our organisational values

Our values reflect the kind of organisation we aspire to be and inform how we approach our work. We look for people who can add to this way of thinking.

  • Impactful – We strive to create measurable, positive social change in the world.
  • Experimental – We aim to try out innovative solutions and improve things that aren’t working.
  • Empathetic – We aim to be non-judgemental, user centred and to treat everyone with respect and care.
  • Practical – We’re not satisfied with ideas or insights, but strive to develop real world solutions.
  • Entrepreneurial – We believe in the importance of a solution’s financial sustainability and seek out opportunities to drive ideas forward.

See our values in action here.

Find out more

To get to know what we’ve been up to recently, check out our blogs & papers, follow us on Twitter or Linked In or sign up to our newsletter.

GDPR and Data Protection

In accordance with GDPR, we retain your application and contact details for four months after the role is filled. At that point, we then delete your records. View our Job Applicant Privacy Notice and Privacy Policy for more information. Please contact dataprotection@shiftdesign.org.uk with any queries.

Recruitment Agents

Note we do not work with agents or recruitment consultants to advertise or recruit for roles.

Duncan and Manjul, hard at work…