UXUI Designer - ESG Fintech


Job Description

UX Designer

We’re looking for a UX designer ready to tackle any challenge and push our user platform to the next level. You’ll be working in a cross-collaborative team working within a Scrum framework and adopting agile attitudes to bring exceptional designs to our users faster.

What we believe

Tumelo is an investor-backed, impact-driven, financial technology firm. In our vision, a decade from now, every investor will be empowered to use their shareholder rights.

We believe the modern shareholder ownership system is broken. Trillions of pounds are invested every year by people who don’t even know what investment means, where their money is going, how it affects the world or their financial outcome, or what they can do about any of that.

We believe investors in the stock market (pension members, retail investors and asset owners, like trustees) should be aware of and connected to the companies they are invested in; should have influence and a voice at those companies; should have access to their shareholder rights. We believe big companies have the power to break or make our planet. What shareholders demand, and hold them accountable for, really matters.

Big change takes time but we are patient and ambitious in equal measure; influencing the system, building a movement, empowering the world. Our mission is to build and scale the technology to make that possible.

What we do

We partner with UK’s largest investment and pension platforms, empowering them to provide their investors with transparency over the companies they own and a shareholder voice on issues they care about, whether that be gender equality, human rights or climate change. We build APIs and beautiful user interfaces to deliver a totally unique user experience. We give platforms better engagement, acquisition and retention, coupled with the power to create a sustainable investment system for us all.

We’re a close-knit, ambitious team. We’re based mostly in and around the South West. We work in an agile manner; championing transparency and flexibility while prioritising open communication. We love food, rounders, board games and team holidays (everything from canvas painting to cliff jumping in Devon).

Our Values:

  1. We do our best work to achieve our vision
  2. We pull together to achieve more for users & customers
  3. We are masters of prioritisation
  4. We adapt relentlessly
  5. We give each other feedback to move each other forwards
  6. We trust each other to drive towards success

The role

The purpose of this role is to contribute to the design of an awesome digital experience that our users and partners love and absolutely cannot get enough of.

The role objectives are to:

  1. Use your design skills to craft the most amazing, mobile-first user experiences for our web-based platform (accessed on all device types). Together, our design team shapes our product.
  2. Create early, conceptual wireframes for user testing, and final working prototypes for validation before technical build.
  3. Collaborate with technical engineers to bring validated ideas to life.
  4. Bring your experience of taking digital products from early concept to launch day and beyond.
  5. Champion the design process and inspire creative thinking.

To reach these objectives you will: 

We have industry-leading customers who love our product; heaps of energy; and the opportunity of a lifetime lying ahead of us (see this article about us from the CEO of Aviva Investors). With that in mind, we are looking for a passionate designer to form part of our small, but brilliant design team driving our product towards success.

Who you are:

It takes all kinds. We are trying to build a team that can conquer every challenge, speak every language, and understand every user. We have an ambitious mission to change the world so we hope to lead by example with a diverse and inclusive team that reflects the world we want to see. For the time being, you must have the right to work in the UK.

Desirable experience:

These are desirable rather than essential criteria. We welcome applications from people who do not have all the listed criteria but think they have what it takes and a willingness to learn by doing.

  1. You have 3 years (or more) of experience as a UX/UI designer in a responsive (digital) environment.
  2. You have experience working on a wide range of design projects and can understand how to apply UX/UI design principles across industries. This might include work at financial technology companies, at a start-up or at a user experience agency.
  3. You have experience working in a cross-functional, Scrum team.
  4. You have experience of designing digital products to accessibility standards.
  5. You have experience or have been involved in UX research in the past. Whether you have been running the sessions or involved in an observation capacity, you’ve seen how research interfaces with design, specifically for IOS, web and android.
  6. You have an established design process but you’re flexible and ready to deal with new challenges.
  7. You have experience with videography.

Why Tumelo?

We recognise you can probably work anywhere you want to. But working here, you’ll grow more than you would anywhere else; you will join a team who will appreciate you every day; your contributions will genuinely change our business outcome; and you will be proud to make a lasting, positive impact on the global investment system. And with that, we hope to hear from you!

The finer detail:



Working culture/location

There’s plenty of work for this role to be full time, but if you need something different please apply anyway. Tumelo has a super flexible working culture: the team is online and available from 10 – 3, Monday – Friday (save for lunch or sport breaks) and can work whenever they like outside of that. We have office space in Bristol that gets used regularly but coming in is totally optional. All we ask is that everyone comes together once per month, usually in Bristol, for a team social and strategy day (arranged well in advance and especially fun).

We have a super flexible culture and our team have lots of different things going on outside of work that we want to help them balance. However, as you might expect at a fast-growing start-up, it’s high adrenaline and hard work here.

Our culture is very autonomous and you’ll be empowered to work on what and how you like to generate results. If you’re self-determined and want to be accountable to your team, instead of a line manager, this role is for you.

Recruitment process:

There will be opportunities to ask questions throughout. If Tumelo sounds like a bit of you and if you are excited to ride this rollercoaster alongside us, then please apply by submitting your application and portfolio!

Start date: ASAP