Applied is a company on a mission - we're passionate about hiring the best person for the job regardless of race, gender or whether you come from the wrong part of town, whether you're not what they're used to, or whether your dad plays golf with the CEO on weekends.
So far we've helped hundreds of teams hire 1000s of awesome, diverse people by removing the biases inherent in hiring and helping people focus on what matters - but, as you'd hope, our sights are set much higher. Maybe you can help...
We’re looking for a passionate Senior Growth Marketer to join Applied’s team. You’ll be working directly with the executive team to take control of our brand and voice, helping to refine the marketing strategy and building out the marketing team. We have an amazing product and more people need to hear about it - this is where you come in! We’re looking for someone who can roll up their sleeves and get stuck into implementing the strategy while also making refinements to it and empowering a team. This is the perfect opportunity to step up to the next level and is a chance to get in on the ground floor of a fast growing start-up and build and drive a strategy through from conception to execution.
Full of opportunity and purpose, this is a role we’re certain you won’t find elsewhere. Come and do your best work with us.
Applied is a hiring platform created to help organisations radically rethink how they select talent, so the best person gets the job every time, irrespective of their background. We’re the first spin out of the Behavioural Insights Team, and we’re passionate about using behavioural and data science to make exceptional products that scale, commercially and socially.
We’ve just closed our second round of seed investment raise. More than 50,000 candidates have applied through our platform (compared 3,629 applicants in January 2017!). And our data shows that over half of the candidates that got the job would have been overlooked in a normal CV sift. Every month we are on-boarding exceptional new customers, ranging from large enterprises to non-profit organisations, and entrepreneurial startups.
All of these achievements rely on a team that truly stands for what we believe in: talent from diverse backgrounds, impatient to deliver and keen to get stuck in – full of ideas, energy, and an ability to inspire and support the growth of others around them. A team who thrives on learning, empathy and grit.
The job opportunity
A bit about you and the role
We earnestly believe that diverse and inclusive teams both perform better and make for a richer experience at work. So we’re open to candidates wherever they’ve derived their skill and passion for this role. We’re looking for someone who’s impatient to deliver and keen to get stuck in and exhibits the following characteristics:
Passion for improving workplaces - whether it’s diversity and inclusion or culture, you’ll love what you do and want a world where everyone is free to be their true selves in a job they love.
Empowered by an entrepreneurial environment - you’re a self-starter, can work autonomously but can motivate and influence other teams when required.
A love for learning - in a startup, none of us have all of the answers, so an openness and willingness to constantly learn is essential.
A visual and creative thinker who can conceptualise as well as execute.
This role will involve a great mix of strategic thinking coupled with the day-to-day tactics of implementing that vision. We want you to build and set the tone for a collaborative, fun and dynamic team. Here’s a taste of what you’ll be involved in on a day-to-day basis.
Working with the executive team to refine the vision and value proposition of the company.
Further developing the marketing and brand strategy with the Head of Growth.
Overseeing the implementation of the marketing strategy (including campaigns, events, digital marketing, and PR), either through the team or jumping in yourself when necessary.
Working closely with the product manager and developers to support and market new product features.
Managing social media presence and website to achieve marketing goals.
Assessing the performance of marketing channels using data and optimising campaigns appropriately.
Like the rest of the Applied team members you'll benefit from:
equity in the business
open and fair pay (yep we put all payslips in the shared drive)
employee benefits package
being involved in other aspects of the business, from strategy, management and training, to shaping team culture
What are the next steps?
One of the benefits of applying to work at a hiring platform is that you get to experience a bit of the job just through the application process (yes, it gets meta)!
To get started, pop your email in the top right of this page.
Instead of submitting a CV, you’ll answer some questions that are related to your day-to-day job. After the job advert closes, your answers will go through our sift process: randomising and anonymising answers for taking out individual information that biases hiring decisions and facilitating organisations to review each answer by more than one person so you can benefit from the wisdom of the crowds. If you are shortlisted, we’ll invite you to 2-3 rounds of interviews, which will also be managed through our platform. Also, we love giving feedback, so you'll be able to see how well you performed at each stage of the application process. We hope you enjoy the Applied experience!
Expected duration of this application process: 2 months.
Want to know more about the platform?
What's the thinking behind the platform?
Hiring (and being hired) is one of the most important things we do, but humans are frankly terrible at it. We look for the wrong things, we’re biased, and we don’t follow the data.
Applied is here to fix that.
We help our customers hire with less bias, and greater precision. That makes them happy, but at the same time reduces social inequality... it’s a win-win.
Our approach combines behavioural science with product design to radically rethink how teams select talent, so that the best person gets the job every time, irrespective of their background... and we don’t even need to break out the AI to do it.
Who uses it?
We’re just getting started, but so far we’ve helped fill 2,000 roles on 5 continents, from CIOs and lawyers to refugees and disaster response workers, for great companies like Penguin and Hilton, great charities like Wellcome Trust and ActionAid, as well as government departments in the UK and around the world. You can read about us in the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch and New Scientist.
Other job opportunities at Applied
We are building the best team for next year, so in addition to this role, we are also looking for a Product Lead, a Customer Success Lead, a Software Developer, and a Data Scientist.
If you know anyone who you think might be interested, please pop them the link!