Careers at Apolitical

Technology has transformed entire sectors, from finance to healthcare. But it’s overlooked government, the world’s largest employer and the one sector that affects the success and stability of all others.

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.

OECD governments spend 40% of GDP on government and 10% of GDP procuring outside goods and services. Apolitical helps governments spend this vast resource better, supporting them to become smarter, faster and more efficient. This is critically important when trust in government is at an all time low.

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. Leaders who’ve recognised Apolitical’s work include Justin Trudeau and Ellen Sirleaf Johnson. Membership to Apolitical is free for all public servants.

Apolitical is a mission-driven for-profit company, backed by leading investors around the world and by prestigious European Union innovation funding.

Verified by Escape

Escape's take on Apolitical

Apolitical is on a mission to help government transform to better tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges. How does Apolitical do this? With a peer network of public service professionals, sharing solutions, skills and ideas efficiently. A B Corp bringing 21st century learning into government, Escapees looking for game changing opportunities would be hard pressed to find an organisation with the potential to impact many millions of lives all over the world as Apolitical.

Stats we are proud of

  • 170+

    Numbers of countries our members represent

  • 150k+

    Members from government and partners of government

  • 80k+

    Registrations for our live webinars and workshops last year

Behind the scenes

Team makeup

  • 55
  • 56
    % Female


  • Our employee options plan gives you a stake in our vision.

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

  • 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.

  • On Fridays we have talks on Zoom from team members to public service members sharing their work.

  • We’re registered for the UK’s Cycle-to-Work scheme, so you can buy a bike and cycling accessories tax-free.

  • We offer 4 months of paid leave to all parents.

  • Equipment

    We're mostly Mac-based, but let us know which tools you need and we’ll do our best to get them for you.

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

  • Membership to Spill, supporting employee mental health through Slack.

  • Everyone works differently. Whether it’s early mornings, late nights or days at home, we support what gives you energy and makes you effective.

  • Monthly virtual socials and more in-person meet-ups as some of the team head back into the 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.