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Reference: 79885

Date Added: 19 August 2021
Closing Date: 10 October 2021

Job Title: Lakeman Fellow

Working For: Electoral Reform Society

Location: London

Salary: Salary: £12,451 plus £2,100 London Weighting Allowance. (Full-time equivalent (35 hours per week) to £20,751 plus £3,500 LWA).

Length of Contract: Fixed term one-year, part-time (21 hours per week)

Job Details

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

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.

Closing Date: 10 October 2021

Interview/Start Dates

The closing time for the receipt of applications is 5pm  Interviews will take place in the week commencing 25th October via Zoom video call. Start date will be dependant on successful applicant. 

Application Details

Job pack and application details can be found on our website here: 


All applications sent to ERS@electoral-reform.org.uk will receive acknowledgment of receipt. 

Website: https://www.electoral-reform.org.uk/

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