Would you like to join a small, purposeful organisation using digital services and data at scale to support democratic participation, demystify government systems, and address the climate crisis? mySociety, the civic technology charity behind well loved services such as WhatDoTheyKnow, TheyWorkForYou and WriteToThem, is looking for a data-focused developer with Python experience to join us as part of a nimble, digital-first, UK team. Youll be working across ourClimateandTransparencyprogrammes and your focus will be maintaining and further developing our open source services and datasets and measuring their impact - we reach millions of people each month.
This role is a good match for you if youre motivated by our goals, interested in working across a range of projects, taking on development and data support tasks, and have, or can quickly learn, some Ruby, alongside your Python skills.
Were a friendly and welcoming fully remote team, and have been for over 18 years. Where possible we encourage in person meet ups and organise company wide meetings 3-4 times a year.
No recruiters or agencies, please.
What does the role involve?
We think this position would suit you best if you have some or all of the following:
And wed love to hear from you if you are:
Interested in applying but not sure you have all the skills? Please apply anyway! We support learning on the job and rearranging tasks within the teams to suit the skillsets of the best applicant. Please let us know in your covering letter what your relevant experience is and where you might need to learn as you go.
This is a fixed term contract until 31 March 2024 with salary in the range of £38,000 to £41,000 per year, plus pension (3% employer contribution, 5% employee).
We encourage flexible working and would consider applications for this as a part time position.
You must be based in the UK and you need to have the right to work in this country (sorry, but we cant offer help with visas or relocation expenses).
You can read more about what its like working at mySociety athttps://www.mysociety.org/about/careers/culture/
Deadlines and dates
The application deadline is 10am on Monday 6th June and interviews will take place the following week via video conference. We will aim to notify applicants of whether or not they will be invited to interview by close of business on Friday 10th June.
Your application should consist of a CV and covering letter. Well rely on your covering letter to show us why your skills make you a good fit for this role when we are shortlisting candidates, so take your time getting it right.
We are particularly interested in improving the diversity of our team and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled and experienced people and particularly from candidates from Black and minority backgrounds.
We are monitoring our recruitment processes to ensure we are doing everything we can to encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We would ask you to please complete our optional equalities monitoring form. The information you share in the form will be anonymous and will not influence the assessment of your application.
We will shortlist all applications anonymously. So please use your initials rather than your name on your CV and cover letter, and dont include identifying details such as your name or email addresses on these attached documents.