Dead Happy

Salary: Negotiable

Leicestershire - Permanent

Posted: 4 months ago

Ref: D0027820



“Burn me, shove me in a rocket with explosives, aim roughly at the moon and light it. I’ll either land on the moon or ruin an elderly couples’ fish and chips nearby”

Tucked away in the heart of Leicester, there’s a business challenging the market and changing attitudes towards death. By facilitating the creation of 1 million death wishes.

This is DeadHappy. This is Life Insurance. Redesigned.

Introducing Dead Happy

When you walk through the door, into the small, open plan office your eyes are immediately drawn to the pink graffiti on the wall. One of their favourite quotes is “Suits don’t make you smart”. This sums DeadHappy up pretty well.

We were greeted with smiles and some friendly banter from the team and proceeded to sit round the table, in the middle of the small office, discussing openly and within earshot of everyone, the exciting plans for the business. No secrets, nothing to hide. Everyone’s in it together. In a word, Transparency.



So, what will you be a part of?

“World Domination” according to Phil, the co-founder. The belief is clear to see.

The first stop is 1 million Deathwishes. You’ll play a huge part in this.

These are not a desire for self-annihilation, they’re simply a way of allowing their customers to express what they would like to happen when they die. This could be anything from paying off your mortgage, through to funding a wake in Ibiza for their pals.

Start Up life isn’t for everyone and DeadHappy are no different. We totally get that. We’re not talking bean bags and table football. We’re talking second hand coffee machines with bottled water from the newsagents down the road. There’s all sorts of mundane stuff that will need to get done, so if you’re above that, this probably isn’t the opportunity for you.

If you’re still reading you probably want to know what the roles are. Here’s an overview. Keep an eye out over the next week or so for more detail on each position:

  • Digital Designer
  • Data Developer
  • Customer Service agent (webchat)
  • Commercial Manager – Partnerships and advertising income
  • Digital Product Manager
  • Social Community Manager
  • General Manager
  • Developers
  • PR Manager
  • Digital Growth Manager
  • Insight Analyst
  • Project Manager

As Phil says, “Death is never going to be the top of anyone’s list of favourite pub conversations, but we hope to at least make it a more approachable, less daunting conversation to have”. This is your chance to be a part of it. And there’s no better time to join. This is just the beginning.

Distinct Recruitment are working as Exclusive and Retained partners to DeadHappy. Please contact the relevant consultant if you would like to know more about any of the above positions. Don’t worry if you haven’t got an up to date CV yet, let’s have a chat first. Any third party CV’s will be forwarded on to Distinct Recruitment.



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