Everything we do at mySociety is focused on bringing positive change. Not everyone has that luxury, and we feel very lucky that, for us, it’s a day-to-day reality.
We employ smart people – so we’d be foolish if we didn’t listen to their opinions. You’ll play an active part in the development of our sites, and in our plans for the future.
Life can’t always be put on standby between the hours of 9:00 and 5:30. Yes, you’ll need to put your hours in, but you can, within loose limits, set your own daily working pattern.
We believe in recruiting the best people, no matter where in the UK they are. And we can, because we work remotely, using internet technologies to keep in contact.
Competitive salaries It matters to us that you’re properly recompensed
Pension Our contributions give yours an extra boost
Prefer to work in an office space? Fine – we’ll help meet the costs
Equipment We’ll buy you the stuff you need to work comfortably and efficiently
We’ll send you to that conference you’ve always wanted to attend
Annual retreat Part work, part minibreak
Write that novel, or stay at home with the kids for a bit We give fair consideration to sabbaticals
Or just take a few extra duvet days Up to a week’s unpaid leave is dandy
Part time? That’s OK with us, most roles can be less than 5 days a week if you prefer
It takes a certain personality to work remotely - you'll have to be confident about managing your time effectively. But you won't be lonely. There are plenty of opportunities to touch base every day, through online hangouts, chat, and face to face meetups.
You’ll attend team meetings in major UK cities every couple of months - sometimes these involve an overnight stay. If you work on our international team, you may also find yourself travelling to places like Chile, Kenya, Nigeria and the Philippines. Bit of a commute; totally worth it.
As an organisation, we embrace the new technologies that make our remote working set-up not just plausible, but distinctly pleasurable. That includes video hangouts and collaborative document writing, IRC chat and lots lots more.
There's always lots going on at mySociety, and that makes for a really varied schedule. Coders typically work across several projects in a year, while non-techies get involved with our commercial, charitable, international and research work. Boredom? Not an issue.
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