Published on October 14, 2016

We are recruiting for a new Project Officer

By Stephanie Gamauf

Stephanie is Project Officer at Involve and provides operational and project support to the team. She is passionate about supporting inclusive decision-making and identifying ways of strengthening active citizenship.


Vacancy: Project Officer

Pay: £24,000 – £26,000

Hours: Full time – 35 hours a week 

Start Date: As soon as possible

Location: London

This is a temporary position for six months, extension dependent on delivery and fundraising.


Do you care about democracy?

Involve is the UK’s leading authority on public participation. We develop opportunities for engagement, collaboration and accountability that work for both citizens and organisations. We believe passionately in a democracy where citizens are able to take and influence the decisions that affect their lives.

We are looking to recruit a Project Officer to support our Open Government programme. Involve are acknowledged leaders in this field and you will get the opportunity to be at the cutting edge of work to promote more open, participative and accountable government. This will include working with government, civil society organisations and our partner organisations. You will also get the chance to work on some of our other programmes.

We are looking for candidates with a track record of supporting the management of projects. You will also be able to demonstrate to us that you can successfully manage relationships with a range of stakeholders, including people at a senior level.

The successful candidate can expect to gain a wide range of skills and experience which will be helpful in securing future roles as a Project Manager, either in the field of public engagement and democratic reform, or more widely in third sector organisations, think tanks or government.

The appointment will initially be for 6 months, with the possibility of extension. We are looking to appoint on a salary range of £24,000 to £26,000. The job is full time (35 hours a week) and will be based in our London office at 33 Corsham Street, London N1 6DR.

Involve is an equal opportunities employer and, true to our mission, we take inclusion in the workplace seriously.  We provide a comprehensive benefits package for staff, full details can be found in the job description.


Making an Application

Candidates must submit a CV and a completed application form.


  1. The CV should be no more than two sides of A4. The CV should include:
  • A full education history from GCSE (equivalent) onwards including dates
  • A full employment history, stating whether employment has been paid or voluntary
  • An indication of interests and activities outside education and work
  • Two referees with contact details.
  1. The Application Form and the Job Description can be downloaded here.


We appreciate it when candidates merge their CVs and application forms into a single file document.


Candidates invited to interview will use their CV and the application form to demonstrate their ability to perform the role, using examples from their career and volunteering experience to-date. Candidates are unlikely to be invited to interview if they: state they meet the criteria without providing supporting examples and evidence; or ignore the application instructions above.  This post is only open to applicants who have the right to work in the UK.


We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.


Please send applications to
Application deadline: Mid-day Monday 7th November 2016.


Shortlisted candidates will be notified no later than Friday 11th November 2016. Interviews will be held on Thursday 17th November 2016. It is likely that the interview will involve a short written test followed by a face-to-face interview.


This appointment is initially for 6 months, with the possibility of extension.


Due to the high volume of applications expected, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from us by close of play on 11th November, then you can assume that your application has not been successful. We are sorry to say that we are not able to give feedback to unsuccessful applicants.
If you have any questions, please contact us at


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