mySociety

Established in 2003, mySociety is a not for profit group pioneering the use of online technologies to empower citizens to take their first steps towards greater civic participation.

We help people be active citizens with technology, research and data that individuals, journalists, and civil society can use, openly and for free.

We believe that secure democracies and a strong civil society are vital to our common welfare, and that these only prosper when people meaningfully engage with their government and within their communities.

Our aim is to empower people everywhere to become informed and active citizens, able to fully participate in shaping the decisions that impact their lives, contribute to flourishing communities, and hold power to account wherever it may lie.

We believe that secure democracies and a strong civil society are vital to our common welfare, and that these only prosper when people meaningfully engage with their government and within their communities.

Our aim is to empower people everywhere to become informed and active citizens, able to fully participate in shaping the decisions that impact their lives, contribute to flourishing communities, and hold power to account wherever it may lie.

Our permanent UK based staff work across three interlinked practice areas: Transparency, Democracy and Community — each underpinned by research, sector building through TICTeC and appropriate commercial work via SocietyWorks.

£38,000 - £43,000 yearly
mySociety Remote (United Kingdom)
Apr 28, 2021
Permanent
Would you like to join a small, purposeful organisation bringing a different set of tools to the climate crisis? mySociety is looking for an experienced Delivery Manager to join our new Climate programme as part of a nimble, digital-first, entirely remote UK team. Our programme goal is to use data and digital services to reduce the ~30% of UK emissions that are within the influence of local authorities, driven by more widespread and effective citizen engagement in climate action, and by faster and more effective climate action from local government. The programme will involve partnering with Climate Emergency UK and working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders, including local authority staff and councillors, civil society groups, researchers and journalists. Our first alpha service is available at   data.climatemergency.uk   - you can read about the discovery and prototyping process that led to its creation, and the next steps we’re planning   here . We’ll also...
£38,000 - £43,000 yearly
mySociety Remote (United Kingdom)
Apr 28, 2021
Permanent
We are looking for a unique person to join our team in a unique role as our first Service Manager for mySociety’s effective and long running Freedom of Information UK service   WhatDoTheyKnow . In its twelfth year of operation, WhatDoTheyKnow allows citizens to exercise their rights for access to public information – a key tenet of a healthy and transparent democracy, and WhatDoTheyKnow has become an invaluable resource and service meeting these needs with over 10,000 requests being made a month to over 38,000 public bodies. We also run   WhatDoTheyKnow Pro , which is a specialised subscription service used by hundreds of campaigners and journalists from dozens of mainstream and independent media organisations. The WhatDoTheyKnow Service Manager will be responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of both services, taking overall responsibility for user support, providing front line support for complex priority user queries, supporting the volunteer and staff team,...
£40,000 - £46,000 yearly
mySociety Remote (United Kingdom)
Apr 07, 2021
Permanent
Description We are looking for a Perl Developer to join our growing team at SocietyWorks (the commercial arm of mySociety), to support the rollout of digital Local Authority services for highways, environment and the public realm for our council clients across the UK. We develop public sector services such as FixMyStreet, that help active citizens support flourishing communities; done simply, responsibly and cost effectively. This role will require you to work remotely as part of our friendly and purposeful SocietyWorks team, who deliver solutions with a varied range of partners including local authority staff from Customer Services, IT and Digital teams, inspectors and frontline contractors. The ideal candidate would have experience of building and deploying Software as a Service products and services or clients in local government. What does the role involve? As a Developer you will be working as a core member of our multidisciplinary team to: Customise,...