Digital Assistant


  • Salary

    £29,139 – 38,753 depending on experience

  • Contract


  • Closing date

    31 May 2024

The Electoral Reform Society is looking for a one-year fixed-position of Digital Assistant to join our London office.

Please complete the form below and submit via email to

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 31st May at 5pm. Interviews will take likely place the week beginning 3rd June in central London.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Digital Communications

Duties including:

  • Assist with writing and editing the Society’s written material, including suggesting edits to publications and reports, writing blogs on current affairs and updating web pages.
  • Supporting the UK Communications team to turn press releases into blog and social media content.
  • Monitor social media trends, and compile reports when necessary.
  • Provide support in handling public queries, seeking advice from colleagues where appropriate.
  • Provide support with managing and drafting content for the Society’s website and social media.

Digital Campaigns

Duties including:

  • Provide support to the Society’s digital campaigning work across the UK.
  • Drafting and testing advocacy web pages such as petitions and ‘write to your MP’ actions.
  • Drafting and testing email campaigns.
  • Drafting social media posts for Instagram, X and Facebook.


Duties including:

  • Support the team in delivering the ERS membership scheme and small donor fundraising activities.
  • Answer queries from members and update their records.
  • Assist at membership events such as the AGM.

Organisational Role

Duties including:

  • Contribute to the intellectual capital and development of the ERS via team meetings, blogs, staff meetings and planning/away days and by supporting colleagues as required.
  • Work with colleagues to maximise the recruitment of new members, identified through campaigning and other activity.
  • Undertake administrative and ‘back office’ tasks as required, including supporting events, operations and media.
  • Support and comply with the Society’s Equality and Diversity Policy.
  • Undertake other related duties as required that your manager reasonably considers would assist the Society in meetings its objectives.

Person Specification:

The successful applicant should demonstrate their abilities or track record in all essential criteria.

Essential Desirable


  • Experience of working/volunteering in a digital or advocacy or fundraising role.
  • Experience of writing clear and succinct articles, in plain English, for a variety of audiences.
  • Experience of planning and prioritising workloads, particularly in response to changing circumstances.
  • Working/volunteering within a campaigning or political environment, particularly in a digital capacity.
  • Experience of working as part of a small team.
  • Experience of member and supporter engagement.
  • Experience of building relationships with stakeholders.
  • A demonstrable understanding of today’s digital channels, including email, social media and SEO.
  • Understanding of the issues on which the ERS campaigns.
  • Understanding and commitment to equal opportunities and diversity.
  • Experience in paid media, such as Google Ads and Facebook Ads.
  • Knowledge of the case for electoral reform.
  • Knowledge of campaigning techniques and innovations.
  • A good understanding of the broader context of UK politics.


Skills / qualifications
  • Ability to write with clarity, accuracy and style on a range of platforms and for a range of audiences.
  • Excellent analytical skills including the ability to grasp complex issues quickly.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including verbal, written and listening skills and ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely.
  • Strong organisational, administrative and research skills; ability to understand and analyse complex information including research reports and pick out salient points for further work.
  • Good team working skills, including understanding the role and demands of working with others and a flexible approach to collaborative working.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Excel, Adobe InDesign as well as CMS and CRM systems.
  • Ability to work independently and to set tasks.


  • Experience using Engaging Networks.
  • Experience using Adobe Photoshop, Indesign and Premier Pro.
  • Experience with WordPress, Cloudfare and WP Engine.
  • An eye for graphic design.