GrantTree

GrantTree

London
R&D
Finance
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Remote-first - Work from anywhere

A little flex time

Purpose

To build a better future by eliminating the financial obstacles that prevent technology from elevating our lives.

About us

We help innovative companies access funding to accelerate their growth and increase their impact. We mainly do this by writing winning grants and R&D tax credit applications. In our 12 years, we have secured more than £250 million for our clients.

Flexible working approach

At GrantTree, we're a different kind of workplace. We proud of our commitment to be a truly flexible employer.

Here are GrantTree, we self-manage: there are no people managers and no bosses in the traditional sense. Instead, we use a system of distributed decision-making which gives people autonomy to manage their own work. We are all leaders here and you'll be too. We are consultants serving UK clients, so we try to be available to them during standard UK office hours. But if your clients are taken care of, there's no reason why you can't adjust your hours around life events. Aside from managing the expectations of your team, you don't need anyone's approval.

As a company with a remote-first approach, our team can be found working from our lovely co-working space in Shoreditch, or remotely from all over the world. Our staff can work from anywhere as long as their work gets done efficiently and to a high standard. With that said, we are a social bunch and like to get together regularly to celebrate wins, renew coordination, increase collaboration or just to get some face time at the pub.

We value our employees and offer them excellent benefits including an enhanced and inclusive parental leave policy, discounted private healthcare, Friday afternoons off over the summer, and study, charity and "pawternity" leave for your furry best friend.

Company FlexScore™

Scoring against our flexibility index (1 = not at all flexible, 100 = couldn’t be more flexible, 51 is average) using a number of parameters to assess flexibility such as working from home, hours, frequency of travel, benefits, etc.

89%

Employee FlexScore™

Scoring against our employee perception index (1 = not seen as flexible, 100 = couldn’t be happier with the flexibility, 51 is average) using a number of more emotional / perception based questions to understand whether employees feel supported and offered what they want. The areas we cover are work-life balance / managerial support / flexible benefits / working environment / and many others.

88%

"I've worked here for years, and the flexibility and freedom you have at GrantTree is like nowhere I've worked before. It can be hard work to manage your own time and autonomy, but it's very much built into the company culture that work can be done anywhere, anytime and that people should be able to bring their whole selves to work. You genuinely feel valued and it's understood that people have personal lives that can sometimes impact the more 'traditional' hours or ways of working."

Anonymous GrantTree Employee

36
Company employees
60:40
Gender diversity (male:female)
London
Office locations

Approach to diversity & inclusion

We have always cared deeply about diversity and inclusion at GrantTree. It's part of why we were founded as a self-managing and fully transparent company.

By being self-managing and operating a system of distributed authority, we have a diverse range of voices involved in all our decisions. In addition, our transparency policy extends to salaries, because we believe that knowing what everyone earns is a way to ensure that pay remains fair (or at least that it can be widely discussed when we get it wrong).

It's not always easy to avoid blind spots or biases as a small team, and despite already being quite diverse, we'll never stop striving to improve.

We purposely write job ads with gender neutral or feminine coded language to ensure we get women applicants who can be harder to attract in the tech space.

Our family-friendly benefits mean that family-oriented people are better able to balance their career with their family life.

We encourage people to be their whole selves at work. To us, that means sharing any parts of yourself that you want to, be it sexuality, disability, neurodiversity, mental health struggles, political outlook, your side hustle, your passion projects, your preference for cats over dogs, Whatever it is, we're open!

Come as you are, you're welcome here.

What do we think of GrantTree?

GrantTree were brilliant throughout their accreditation. Full transparency is always a good sign to us at Flexa and GrantTree were very open to our questions throughout the process. As a fast growing tech scale-up, it can be hard to foster a fully flexible working environment, but Nicky and her team are doing a fantastic job. As such, this is clearly reflected in their Flexa benchmarking scores. It's quite rare to have both scores be so close to one another, and this is positive and a huge win. This not only shows that the company is far more flexible than the average market employer, but that both employer and employee are in complete understanding of the flexible working environment benefits and guidelines.

If there is a job that matches your skillset, I would definitely recommend putting an application forward. GrantTree are leading with flexibility for their employees. They're set to grow fast, so get in while you can!

Meet who might be hiring you

Hi! I’m Nicky :)

I joined GrantTree in 2015 as a Financial Consultant in our R&D Tax Credits team. I’ve held a few other roles since then and today I’m our CEO. Our open culture has allowed me to develop in ways I never thought possible in any other company, both personally and professionally.

We are an open collective of specialists with a passion for building relationships and supporting the people we work with: our clients, our partners and each other. And I’m on a mission to make GrantTree an even more amazing place to work!

Nicky Johnson, CEO at GrantTree

What they offer their employees

  • Open to part-time employees

  • Open to compressed hours

  • Sabbaticals

  • Enhanced maternity leave

  • Enhanced paternity leave

  • Shared parental leave

  • Work from anywhere scheme

  • Summer hours

  • 30 days annual leave + bank holidays

  • Enhanced sick pay

  • Juno wellbeing benefits

  • “Pawternity” leave

  • Teambuilding days

  • Teambuilding holidays

  • Training and Development Budget

  • Subsidised Private Healthcare Insurance via Vitality

  • Monthly Wellbeing Budget

  • Regular Wellness and Fun Days

  • Mental Health support via Spill