Head of Product

PocketProf – Head of Product

Health doesn’t have to be boring. We need you to help us architect the next generation of personalised healthcare.

Job description

Soon our personal devices will automatically track every step we take, every calorie we burn, every minute we sleep. But data alone is useless. It tells us where we need to improve, but not how to improve.

That’s where PocketProf comes in. We take your data and turn it into behavioural medicine – to help you sleep better, stop smoking and worry less, without pills or potions.

We’ve made a start with our first product, Sleepio. Now we need your help to take the product to the next level – exploiting all of the capabilities of wearable devices and monitoring apps to create a magical experience on mobile.

Your role 

As Head of Product you will be a critical member of our tight team. You will work closely with the founders to architect the product, helping to create a rich narrative that not only is clinically effective but that enthrals the user. For this reason experience of game development would be especially useful. A systematic, analytical approach is key.

You will be responsible for managing the product delivery cycle in collaboration with our in-house technical team, ensuring that our product development keeps to schedule and consistently delights our user  

Skills & requirements

You will:

  • Have solid experience of mobile product development (with game design a plus),
  • Get excited about creating rich experiences using personal health data, and relish the creative and analytical thinking required to achieve this,
  • Be naturally metrics-driven,
  • Be self-driven and organised, able to manage your own and others’ time to meet deadlines,
  • Love the idea of using your skills to improve people’s health.

About the company 

Co-Founded by ex-insomnia-sufferer Peter Hames and Oxford University psychologist Professor Colin Espie, PocketProf’s goal is to help billions of people worldwide sleep better, stop smoking and worry less – without pills or potions. 

Our first product, Sleepio, is a digital sleep improvement program featuring proven cognitive and behavioural techniques, led by your virtual expert The Prof and his narcoleptic dog Pavlov. In a world-leading clinical trial Sleepio has been shown to be comparable in effectiveness to face to face therapy, and many times more effective than sleeping pills. The Lancet called Sleepio “A proven intervention for sleep disorders using the internet…from www to zzz”. 

We were one of Jawbone UP’s ten worldwide API launch partners, have secured distribution with Boots in the UK and are negotiating terms with global health insurers. With an advisory panel featuring Martha Lane Fox (UK Digital Champion) Prof Sir Neil Douglas (Emeritus Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges) and Esther Dyson (Angel investor) we are uniquely well placed to succeed.

Based in Shoreditch in London, our small team is dedicated to creating the next generation of personalised healthcare in a way that doesn’t feel like medicine. Friday Team Talks ensure that we keep learning from each other and we balance the hard work with regular nights out. We’d love you to get in touch.

To apply

Email a CV and your covering letter to jobs@thepocketprof.com by 9am 21st October.