We are looking to recruit a Research Officer at the ERS.

The Electoral Reform Society is looking to recruit a new Research Officer to be an integral part of our campaigning for a better democracy. 

Our vision is a representative democracy fit for the 21st century. We are ambitious for far-reaching changes to the way politics works in Britain. Our work seeks to:

  • Develop the credibility, relationships and voice to shape a new political reform agenda;
  • Capitalise on current developments to get the failings of First Past the Post back on the national agenda;
  • Making the case for English and Welsh local government to follow Scotland’s success in introducing proportional representation (via the Single Transferable Vote) to elect councillors.

To achieve these goals we will bring an independent voice to lead and contribute to debates about democracy at all levels of British society.

Job Purpose

Help to maintain and grow ERS as an influential expert on elections and related topics by conducting and high-quality research and analysis, often within a short timeframe, to support the development of policy and arguments for voting and other democratic reforms.

To apply

An application pack, which includes more information on the ERS, a full Job Description and Person Specification and an Application Form can be downloaded here.

Please send your application by email to Stuart Thomas on by
12 noon on Thursday 3rd January.

Interviews will take place the week commencing 21st January 2019.

Please note – CVs will not be accepted. Please complete an application form if you wish to apply. Please also note to submit your application in Microsoft Word format and not a PDF.