We are recruiting across our teams

As we continue to grow we have several posts opening up across our teams.  Whichever role you’re interested in, you’ll be helping to transform the lives of our charity customers.  You’ll be interested in joining our small, friendly team who work around the country from home, or in our office in Liverpool. We aim to provide a supportive work environment that allows you to balance your work with your life.

We’re committed to inclusion and equal opportunities and to providing our employees with a work environment free from discrimination in which all can thrive.  We’re working to build a team that reflects the rich diversity of the UK and are keen to welcome the new outlooks and insights you bring.

More information about our application process and approach to recruitment is further below.  If you’re looking to apply, please make sure you’re not logged in to Lamplight already, it won’t like it.

Head of Community

We want our customers to be awesome: you’ll lead the Community Team that help our customers get the most out of Lamplight, and to introduce Lamplight to organisations that might benefit from it. We’d like you to build up the Lamplight community, and support customers to use Lamplight to enhance their impact.  This is a senior position with responsibility for most of our external communications, working as a part of the Senior Management Team alongside the Technical Director and the Head of Implementation & Training.

Full-time / £32,200 – 36,200 / 28 days holiday

Applications should be made through our application portal before 10am on 10th May 2021.  A job description and a large print version are available to download – you’ll need it to apply.

Marketing and Communications Manager

Our charity customers gain clarity and increase their impact by using Lamplight. We need you to help us share this story more widely, and bring these benefits to more charities.  We think it’s a great story. But we’re not always good at telling it – we never seem to have the time. And so there are thousands of charities struggling with outdated systems that work against them because they don’t know about Lamplight, or don’t see how it can work for them. We’re looking for our storyteller – someone who can bring the difference Lamplight makes to life. You’ll take the work we’ve done so far and build up a plan that you can then implement. Your words will bring clarity to our story and resonate with charities. They’ll find their way out of the fog of bad systems and gain greater clarity and impact.

Full-time / £28,200 – 32,200 / 28 days holiday

Applications should be made through our application portal before 10am on 10th May 2021.  A job description and a large print version are available to download – you’ll need it to apply.

Senior Software Developer

We are still seeking a Senior Software Developer to work alongside our Technical Director, to help maintain, improve and develop our product. You will help charities do amazing things better.

You’ll spend a lot of your time in php, but this is a full-stack role, working on an established product.  Please contact Matt Parker directly if you are interested in this role.

Senior Software Developer Job Description

Senior Software Developer Job Description large print

Thinking about applying? Here’s some things to think about

If you’re thinking of applying – thank you! We’re glad that you think you might want to join us.

We advertise in a number of different places, depending on the role and location requirements. These include the Guardian, Reed, The Voice, Even Break and Escape the City. We also advertise posts on this jobs page and on Twitter.

For each role we produce a job description which includes the things we’re looking for. In your application we ask for a small amount of identifying information, some diversity monitoring questions, and some questions about your skills. To reduce the chance of bias and make sure we focus on the abilities we’re looking for, the shortlisting panel only see responses to the skills questions.  Applied give a more detailed description of this approach to hiring on their website.

When you submit an application you’ll be sent a unique URL which you can use to log in and edit your submission at any time up to the closing date. This means that you don’t have to fill out your form all in one go. Please only apply through the application portal, as we can’t accept unsolicited c.v.s.

Once past the closing date, the members of the recruitment panel will each score the applications based on evidence of the depth of understanding, appropriateness and comprehensiveness of the response. The questions are all linked to the key skills we’re looking for, so try to bear this in mind when answering. For example, if the role description says ‘Excellent communication skills’ we’ll look for evidence of this in your responses to the questions. For each question you have up to 250 words for your response, so make them count. If you feel you’ve given a complete response below the word limit then stop. There’s no extra points for padding!

We’ll add up the total scores and then use these to determine who to invite to interview. We hope to interview around 6 people. If we don’t feel that we can offer an interview, we’ll notify you as promptly as we can (this can be dependent on the number of applications we’ve received), and we’ll let you know why. At the risk of cliché, up to now we’ve been really delighted at the quality of the applications we’ve received, and it’s often just that other people had a little bit more relevant experience etc. But if you’re putting in the effort to apply, we’ll make the effort to respond as fully and as helpfully as we can.

Two or three of us will interview you. We may also ask you to prepare a brief task related to the role, which we’ll give you about a week’s notice of. This shouldn’t require a lot of preparation, just a bit of thought. We will want to get a sense of your manner and approach, and may be looking for particular characteristics in action – for example, an analytical approach, if that’s in the job description.

We look forward to hearing from you!