Learning Coordinator

Join Apolitical as they are looking for a Learning Coordinator

Salary: £24-28K, depending on experience

Closing date: Monday 9 May

Start date: mid-June

Contract: Permanent, Full Time

Location: London, UK (hybrid)

We care deeply about having a diverse and inclusive workforce, and welcome candidates from all backgrounds.

What we do

Apolitical is a social learning platform for government. Our mission is to help build 21st century governments that work for people and the planet. We equip policymakers with the knowledge, skills and community they need to solve the world’s hardest challenges. Our platform is used by more than 150,000 public servants and policymakers in 170 countries, with community members ranging from mayors, ministers, and heads of civil services to policy pioneers and digital disruptors. Apolitical is backed by mission-driven investors around the world and by prestigious European Union innovation funding. Apolitical’s decision-making and team culture is guided by The Apolitical Leadership Principles and The Apolitical Charter.

The Role

Apolitical’s Learning team designs and delivers learning experiences through courses, email boot camps and live events for public servants around the world. The Learning Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that learning content is available and correctly presented on Apolitical’s platform and can be easily accessed by learners. They also manage email inboxes and support administrative tasks for the Learning Team. This is a full-time role.


Uploading content - Adding learner-facing content to the platform to agreed deadlines and ensuring it meets formatting and technical guidelines.

Email creation and management - Using pre-approved email copy to design emails which delight and motivate our learners. Overseeing automated email management, course completion certificates and responding to queries from learners, quickly and concisely. Creating and maintaining email distribution lists.

Supporting our social learning channels - Setting up and moderating new learner discussions. Ensuring learners are enrolled on these and logging learner insights to inform product development.

Assisting with learning experience administration and evaluation - Liaising with stakeholders to organise audio and video production, assisting with editing multimedia. Using interactive learning software to develop learning elements like quizzes and polls, based on briefs from Learning Designers. Using basic data analysis tools to evaluate success of learning experiences.

Supporting live event creation - Liaising with potential speakers in a clear and professional manner. Providing back-end technical support for live events.


Essential Skills

  • Technical skills - You will have some knowledge of content management systems, web publishing tools and email marketing software. Your keen interest to develop skills in this area will make you the Learning Team’s ‘go to’ for support.
  • Strong numeracy - You’ll be comfortable with basic data analysis, including use of Excel.
  • An eye for detail - Our learners have high expectations of Apolitical. You’ll be responsible for ensuring content and communications for the global Apolitical community are clear and error-free. Fluent English is essential.
  • Great at balancing quality with speed - You will be challenged in this role - that is the way startups are! You need to enjoy operating in a fast-paced, changeable environment while not compromising the quality of your work. Prioritisation and excellent task management is essential.

Even better if you have

  • Experience uploading content in a Content Management Systems (CMS) such as Wordpress, Contentful, or similar
  • Exposure to government or a related field/technology start-ups, in particular product teams
  • Background in multimedia, UX, content, marketing and/or online education


(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: We’re a hybrid working company, but when we’re at the office, we’re based in Elephant & Castle. We also have flexibility around remote work.

👶 Parental leave: Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave, regardless of tenure.

📚 Development: Learning and development budgets for books, conferences and courses. We also offer learning time off.

🎲 Socials: Monthly virtual socials and more in-person meet-ups as some of the team head back into the office.

🌳 Financial wellbeing: Pension contribution on a banded scheme, salary sacrifice, and access to Maji, a financial planning tool to help you achieve your goals.

🧠 Knowledge-sharing: On Fridays we have talks on Zoom from team members to public service members sharing their work.

🌻 Mental Wellbeing: Membership to Spill, supporting employee mental health through Slack.

🚴🏽‍♀️ Cycle-to-Work: We are registered on the UK’s Cycle-to-Work scheme, so you can buy a bike and cycling accessories tax-free.

💸 Discounts: Exclusive discounts and rewards at over 30,000 brands through CharlieHR.

The application process has three stages:

Stage 1
Submit answers to the following questions. No CV is necessary.

  • Drawing on your own experience give us three compelling reasons demonstrating why you are best suited for this role, based on the requirements in the job description (350 words apx)
  • Tell us why you are interested in our mission to build 21st century governments that work for people and the planet (150 words apx)
  • Confirm if you have the right to work in the UK and your first available start date (with notice period, if applicable).

Stage 2

Candidates who are longlisted for the second stage will be asked to complete a written task that should take no more than two hours to complete.

Stage 3

Candidates who are shortlisted to the final stage will be invited to a competency based interview and also have the opportunity to meet other members of the wider Apolitical team.

Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy

Apolitical is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, colour, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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