Current Job Openings

We are really excited to have two vacant positions that we’re looking to fill over the next month.

As a standard approach, we don’t select candidates for interview based upon school grades or whether (or where) you went to university. Instead, we’re looking for candidates who can demonstrate the relevant skills and competencies outlined within each job description, however they have been acquired, and those who feel comfortable working in a collaborative fashion with project partners, clients, and as part of our team.

Project Assistant (UK)

Closing date: 13 Jan (23:59 GMT)
Permanent role, 37.5 hours a week
£17,000 – £20,000
Location: Manchester

Are you well organised, able to balance competing demands, with an attention for detail? Are you keen to bring these skills to support the activities of a not-for-profit organisation working to increase citizen involvement in public decision-making?

Demsoc is looking for a project assistant to join the UK team. This role will work closely with the Vice-President and project teams across the UK to provide all-round support aiding delivery on our UK projects, including on digital participatory budgeting (PB) and Public Square, including event logistics, as well as supporting internal administrative functions including records and CRM management.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. More details can be found in the job description. If you have any questions, please email Michelle at

To apply, please email with a cover letter (2 pages maximum) and a CV by 23:59 BST on 13 January 2019.

Local Democracy Project Officer

Closing date: 16 Jan (23:59 GMT) – Extended Deadline
Permanent role, 37.5 hours a week
£31,000 – £35,000
Location: UK (remote work possible)

We’re looking for a creative individual with strong understanding of engagement and co-production, and experience of working with or in local government, who can take a lead on delivering our external local democracy projects.

Supporting local authorities as they work through changes in culture and practice, as well as delivering participatory, co-productive, and deliberative activities, the successful candidate will work closely with the UK team on projects including Public Square, and an exciting new multi-year project that looks to pilot new ways for local authorities to use participatory democracy techniques.

There is the opportunity to either work within one of our existing hubs (Manchester, Edinburgh or Brighton) or to work remotely – although we do require that you are based within the UK.

Sound interesting? Find out more in the job description, and if you have any questions, please email Michelle at

To apply for this position, please email with a cover letter (2 pages maximum) and a CV by 23:59 BST on 16 January 2019.

If you are interested in other opportunities with Demsoc, we’re always happy to receive CVs or requests to be informed when job opportunities arise. Just email 

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