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Policy Researcher - government accountability project
Vote for Policies

Job Description

Are you passionate about democracy? 

We’re on a mission to make politics more fun and accessible - and governments more accountable.
With the general election coming, we need more help!

Our new project is called Policy Tracker and it tracks the progress of every promise in the government’s manifesto. We write simple explanations of each promise, and give evidence of what’s happened so far. We use this content as a way to connect people to the issues they care about, and suggest ways to get involved or make their voice heard - whether they are for, against, of just curious!

Please help us. We need enthusiastic writers, researchers or editors - anyone with a passion for writing, and for bringing politics back to the people it is here to serve.

We’re all volunteers, completely independent and non-partisan - and from a range of backgrounds. We're not experts, but we are consistent and fair in how we approach our analysis. We have clear editorial guidelines, and all of our work gets peer-reviewed before being published. So we learn as we go, and share our knowledge. 

We do everything online, so your location doesn’t matter, and you have complete flexibility with time. You’ll be given lots of support on getting started, and there’s plenty of discussion and sharing of ideas too. It's fascinating and rewarding work - and you don’t need technical skills or specialist knowledge.

Policy Tracker is one of only three 'trackers' worldwide, and the only one in Europe! 

We're setting a new standard via the quality of our writing and analysis, and the brilliant new features we're developing will really take this to the next level. And by making everything open (from our documentation and processes to our website code) we hope to make policy trackers a staple of every democracy, not just the UK. 

Ready to help? We'd love you to join our passionate community. 

Apply online today. We believe greater participation in democracy is good for everyone - and democracy only works when everyone can participate.