Work at the ERS

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

Lakeman Fellowship

The Electoral Reform Society (ERS) is looking to employ a new Lakeman Fellow on a one-year fixed term (part-time) contract to join our London office from November 2021.

The Lakeman Fellowship for Diversity in Politics is a unique work and training opportunity for those under-represented in UK politics. This year long paid placement aims to provide tailored support to someone who has a passion for politics, particularly those from ethnic minority and working class backgrounds.

Politics needs opening up (1/5 of MPs attended Oxbridge compared to 1% of the general public). The Lakeman Fellowship is a step towards improving diversity, democracy and personal development and an opportunity for you to learn about working in politics whether that’s talking to politicians, writing articles, or organising events.

No CV or qualifications are needed – just a drive to learn, so spread the word and encourage people to apply. If you think politics is ‘not for people like me’, this opportunity is probably for you.

Apply today to work and learn with the UK’s leading democracy organisation

Job title: Lakeman Fellow
Contract: Fixed term one-year, part-time (21 hours per week)
Salary: £12,451 plus £2,100 London Weighting Allowance.
(Full-time equivalent (35 hours per week) to £20,751 plus £3,500 LWA).
Location: ERS’ main office is in Central London and we anticipate this post being based mainly there (subject to covid regulations), however we encourage applications from all parts of the UK. Ideally the role will be two days a week in office and one day a week working from home.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 5pm 10th October. Interviews will take place in the week commencing 25th October via Zoom video call.

Download the Job Pack and Application Form

Work Experience and Internships at the ERS

The Society does not currently offer any work experience or internship opportunities. But if you are interested in working with us in the future, please do take a look at the Lakeman Fellow scheme.