What’s Apolitical?

Every other sector has been transformed by platforms. Government is the final frontier for technology-enabled sharing and connecting. 

Apolitical is a learning platform for government that launched in 2017 – now 70,000+ public servants, policymakers and politicians in 170+ countries are using it for peer-led, future-facing learning. 

Our members range from mayors, ministers and heads of state to millennials pioneering digital innovations.

 

The role

  • You’ll create a social experience for Apolitical’s online courses. You’ll design and organise online events, manage online discussions and group activities, and experiment with innovative ways to increase course completion.
  • Running online events: you’ll find and engage with speakers, source topics from our users, and run the logistics for international online discussions.
  • Delivering online courses: you’ll manage cohorts of learners taking online courses together. You’ll promote interaction and community between learners. You’ll use email to keep learners on track, and you’ll be their first point of contact for questions.

 

You will definitely need

  • Excellent time management and a great ability to juggle multiple, fast-paced projects
  • An interest in community management and leading social activities online
  • Patience and an eye for detail – you’ll be on the frontline of sending out communications to senior public servants all over the world
  • Confident and calm under pressure, you’ll communicate well with a diverse range of audiences, including senior leaders and decision makers
  • Excellent skills with online tools and systems
  • You’ll enjoy assessing the effectiveness of your effort by analysing quantitative data
  • An interest in learning design and/or in policy – if you see upskilling the public service as an enormous lever for change, this is the role for you!
  • Fluent English

 

You might also have 

  • 1-3 years experience in a communications, events or community role 
  • Experience with HubSpot or other email marketing software
  • Exposure to government or a related space 
  • Exposure to technology start-ups, in particular product teams
  • Proficiency in written and spoken French, Spanish, or Portuguese

 

The benefits

(In addition to working with smart, kind people on one of the most important challenges of our time)

  • Stock options: Our employee options plan gives you a stake in our vision.
  • Flexibility: Everyone works differently. Whether it’s early mornings, late nights or a day at home, we support what gives you energy and makes you effective. 
  • Holidays: Unlimited holidays, trusting people to take what they need when they need. As a restorative reboot, we give everyone on the team the last Friday of every month off.
  • Office: Based in the beautiful Public Hall, in the heart of Westminster and overlooking the River Thames. Our Berlin office is in the fun Mitte district.
  • Maternity, paternity, and adoption leave: Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave 
  • Development: Learning and development budgets for books, conferences and courses. We also offer learning days.
  • Socials: Monthly board game evening (yes, we are a bit wonky) plus a range of other fun team events. We’ve taken these online since lockdown!
  • Knowledge-sharing: Every Friday we have talks in the office — from team members sharing their work and from their public service members, often when visiting London from around the world.
  • Wellbeing: We have registered for the UK’s Cycle-to-Work scheme, so you can buy a bike and cycling accessories tax-free. We have a fresh fruit bowl in the office. We have a subscription for all employees to HeathAssured, a leading workplace wellbeing provider. 
  • Library: We have a constantly growing library, to which every team member contributes their favourite book. There’s also a bigger library in Public Hall.

 

Salary: £23-27,000

To apply, send the below to doris.carrion@apolitical.co with the subject line “Application: Online Events & Community Coordinator”. Please include them in one document, with the responses first.

  1. Responses to the exercises below (250 words each max)
  2. CV or resume

 

Exercises

  1. 100 public servants are taking an online course about team leadership where they learn how to communicate with and motivate a team. In week 3 of the 4-week course, they have to do a group exercise where they fill out a worksheet together and then discuss the responses. Please describe how you would facilitate the course participants to do the exercise together. Assume that they are all in different time zones, and they are not available to have a live discussion at a particular time. (250 words max)
  2. In the final week of an online course on team leadership, the participants are invited to attend a live webinar to reflect on what they’ve learned in the course and talk to experts about the topic. Design a format and plan for the webinar. (250 words max)