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 200,000 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

Whether we like or dislike government, love it or despair of it, most of us can agree that government plays a critical role in solving our hardest challenges. And Apolitical is on a mission to help the government do this. And by no mean feat - they do this with a peer network of public service professionals, sharing solutions, skills and ideas efficiently. All amounting in actions that impact many millions of people around the world. A worthy mission for any ambitious Escapee.

Stats we are proud of

  • 170+

    Numbers of countries our members represent

  • 200k+

    Members from government and partners of government

  • 65k+

    Registrations for our live webinars and workshops last year

Behind the scenes

Team makeup

  • 49
  • 63
    % Female


  • Stock options

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

  • Learning & Development

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

  • 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.

  • Knowledge-sharing

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

  • Cycle-to-work scheme

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

  • Parental Leave

    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.

  • Financial Wellbeing

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

  • Mental Wellbeing

    Membership to Spill, supporting employee mental health through Slack.

  • Flexible Hours

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

  • Socials

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

  • 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.