Breakroom is the people-powered job comparison site for hourly work.
Our mission is to make every hourly job a good job.
We do that by helping workers compare where they work and giving them all the information they need to get a good job.
Tens of thousands of hourly workers have already used Breakroom to compare their jobs at thousands of the UK’s largest employers.
We’re a seed-stage startup, backed by Northzone (Spotify, Trustpilot) and Profounders (Made.com, One Fine Stay) alongside social impact investors the Resolution Foundation who help set the Real Living Wage.
Our team have previously held senior product and engineering roles in companies like Bulb, Deliveroo and Moo.com. We’ve also successfully exited two startups (Newspaper Club and Poetica, sold to Condé Nast).
We’re committed to building a world-class, inclusive team. We welcome applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in technology startups, especially women, people of colour, and people with a non-traditional educational background.
Learn more about us here, and feel free to explore our blog posts to get a better sense of what we stand for.
About the role
This is a great opportunity to join our team at an exciting moment, as our first in-house designer working alongside our Chief Product Officer, James.
As a Digital Designer at Breakroom, your main responsibility will be to help workers understand the quality of jobs, so they can find a better job than theirs.
To do this, you’ll design and improve features and pages used throughout our site. Everything from interactive elements like our survey through to content we publish such as our vacancy listings.
You’ll combine your experience of interaction design with what you learn about our users to make sure we stay focused on creating simple user experiences where our unique value proposition really shines. And that we don’t dilute our offering with complex or confusing features.
You’ll extend, adapt, and update our branding and design patterns where they need visual and/or user interaction improvements.
You may use apps like Figma or basic HTML and CSS to create prototypes to test your ideas with users and help other team members understand what we should build next.
Through participating in user research and analysing what users do on our site, you’ll learn how we can best serve their needs during their search to find a better job. You’ll share what you learn with the team to help everyone know if we’re building the right things.
You’ll support our marketing efforts by creating visual assets for other team members, and ensuring our brand is applied consistently across all marketing materials such as in Facebook adverts.
You’re comfortable working in an ever-changing environment where experimentation and user feedback will continue to change our priorities and shift what we’re building, without losing focus on the product vision and business mission.
And most of all, you’re excited and motivated by our mission of helping to make every hourly job a good job! You’ll find ways in which to make the role yours, and carry out initiatives that we haven’t thought of yet.
You’ll need the right to work in the UK – we cannot sponsor visas at the moment.
Location: London, although entirely remote during Covid-19. We don’t know yet where our next office will be.
Salary: £35-45k per year, based on past experience.
- 0.1–0.5% equity
- 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
- £1000 annual budget for training, learning and conferences
- 5% employer pension contributions
- Flexible working, for example if you need to work hours that fit around your childcare
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Choose your own equipment
Our interview process has four steps:
- First we’ll invite you for a 20 minute chat over the phone or Zoom in order to understand your previous experiences and to answer any questions you may have about the role
- If both sides decide this could potentially be the right opportunity for you, we’ll send you a simple design task, to complete on your own time, for discussion in the first interview
- An interview (via Zoom) with two of our co-founders to get to know you better, discuss your approach to the task, and to cover technical questions about the role
- Finally, you will have an interview (via Zoom) with two other team members to discuss your ways of working, so we get to know you better and you get to know us.
Please let us know if you require any adjustments to be made to support you through the application process. For example, we can pay for childcare whilst you’re doing your interviews or carrying out the task, or organise BSL interpreters if needed.