Full-Time Head of Product
At Farewill, we’re out to change the way the world deals with death, helping people to take control, personally and financially, of what matters to them after they’re gone.
We launched our first product in November of 2016 helping people to take care of their wills online, for a fraction of the cost of seeing a solicitor in person. Since then, we’ve grown rapidly, and are on track to be the biggest will writer in the UK later this year. We’re currently also working with the Law Commission to rewrite the law behind wills (which has stood unchanged for 170 years) and fully digitise the process.
In the last 2 months we’ve topped Designer News and Product Hunt (after rebranding with the studio behind Airbnb) and been featured in Forbes, The Times, The Guardian and Radio 4. We’re also making waves in the charity world with over £12 million raised for charities on our platform through our partnerships.
We’re a lean, product-focused team who love what we do. With backgrounds in design, behavioural psychology, and management consultancy, we’re a diverse bunch of independent thinkers and humble learning machines.
This is an unusual, fascinating, sometimes sad, always emotional area to work in – if you’re up for a big challenge we’d love to meet you.
We’re looking for a die-hard empathizer, someone who thinks in terms of how other people feel, and loves finding ways to help them. Being a phenomenal manager of high-performance teams is a given, but where you’ll come into your own is in understanding our customers and the problems we all have in our attitudes towards death. This is unchartered territory and not something that has ever been done before, so we need someone brilliant, bold and talented.
- 3+ years experience building and shipping digital consumer software
- Ability to share your track record of taking a concept through to a much loved experience
- Extraordinary communicator whether with customers, designers, or engineers
- Ability to present ideas effectively through basic mockups and wireframes
- Have experience of building/improving a product that helps customers get where they want to with as little friction as possible
- Know when things need to be tested and know when you just need to ship
- Full of raw energy and enthusiastic horsepower
- Work well with friendly product-focused engineers, designers, founders, and customers in a way that instills trust
- Be commercially savvy and happy to roll your sleeves up and make things happen
- Be part confident learner, part generous mentor
- Have a great sense of humour and take pride your own and the team’s work.
- Influence, trust, and impact inside a well-funded startup that’s scaling
- Work alongside other friendly and talented people who are keen to learn and improve skills
- Competitive salary and meaningful stock options
- A chance to make a meaningful contribution to millions of people’s lives and deaths
- The freedom and flexibility to do your best work
- Lovely office in the heart of Shoreditch
- Boris bike key
- Regular off-site days and weekly breakfasts/lunches.
- Access to an amazing network of mentors and engineers at other portfolio companies.
We are an equal opportunity employer and highly value diversity at our company.
If this sounds like what you’d love to be doing, we can’t wait to hear from you.
How to ApplyInviting someone to join our team is a big deal for us and we put a lot of time and effort into the process. If we figure out we’re not perfect for each other at any stage we’ll let you know as soon as possible. Here’s how it’ll look for the person joining us:
- Send us your CV along with 150 words on why this role is perfect for you.
- We’ll invite you for a 20 minute conversation on Skype to learn more about your goals and experience.
- We’ll invite you in for a working session with the product team for half a day.
- We’ll run a more detailed interview to hear more about you, your experience and openly discuss how the working session went for us and you.
- Give you an opportunity to meet the rest of the team in an informal setting - in the past we’ve taken candidates out for breakfast, dinner, pub quizzes or drinks.