Apolitical is hiringProduct Designer

Full TimeProduct Design₤55K - ₤78K ₤55000 - ₤78000 per year
Posted 1y ago


Salary: £55,000-78,000 (in line with experience and our team’s progression framework)

Start date: ASAP

Contract: Permanent, full-time

Location: London, UK. Hybrid working, but given the collaborative nature of the role we would expect about 2-3 days at our swish new office in Elephant & Castle.

Application: Please apply through Workable (searchable or link on our website)

We care deeply about having a diverse and inclusive workforce, and welcome candidates from all backgrounds.

What We Do

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. Our platform is used by more than 150,000 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. Apolitical is backed by mission-driven investors around the world and by prestigious European Union innovation funding. Apolitical’s decision-making and team culture is guided by The Apolitical Leadership Principles and The Apolitical Charter.

The Role

We are looking for an exceptional Product Designer (UX & UI) to help build our world-class social learning platform. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Gathering user requirements
  • Designing wireframes
  • Evolving our design system
  • Designing front-end experiences and components (using Figma)
  • Interaction design
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders (e.g. product managers, engineers and the partnerships team)
  • Building interactive prototypes (in Figma)
  • Testing with users
  • Measuring the impact of your work


The Team

Apolitical consists of 50+ exceptionally smart, mission-driven and kind people. You will be joining a team of two other designers (Product Designer and UX Designer), two Product Managers and reporting into the VP of Product & Design. We operate with a squad structure, so you will also be working closely with others in your squad (e.g. engineers, data scientists and growth experts).


  • Proven work experience as a Product Designer (UX/UI)
  • Portfolio of design projects which demonstrate impact
  • Ability to work in Figma
  • Maintain organised design files with structured folders, clear naming conventions and use of components, etc.
  • Team spirit; strong communication skills to collaborate with various stakeholders
  • Thrive on receiving feedback for continuously improving
  • A passionate learner, always pushing yourself to develop your craft
  • Good time-management skills


(In addition to working with smart, kind people on one of the most important challenges of our time…)

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

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

? 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.

? Office: We’re a hybrid working company, but when we’re at the office, we’re based 3 minutes North of in Elephant & Castle, easily accessible from all areas of London. We also have flexibility around remote work.

? Parental leave: Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave, regardless of tenure.

? Development: Learning and development budgets for books, conferences and courses. We also offer learning time off and have an extensive library to which every team member contributes their favourite book.

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

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

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

? Mental Wellbeing: Membership to Spill, supporting employee mental health through Slack.

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

? Discounts: Exclusive discounts and rewards at over 30,000 brands through CharlieHR.


Before applying, you should read Apolitical's leadership principles. Check in particular that you're excited by the autonomy and changeability that a Series A stage startup demands.


Apolitical is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, colour, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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