About Forward Action & Our Job Benefits

Forward Action is a digital mobilisation agency for progressive causes. We help our partner organisations reach new supporters, then mobilise them to become activists and donors.

Our values are critical to us: we will only work with causes that make the world a better place. You will get to work with some of the most inspiring and impactful organisations in the sector – such as Greenpeace, Cancer Research UK, and Refuge – and spend your days helping win progress on everything from climate change to homelessness.

You will be working at the cutting edge of digital mobilisation. We trust in data rather than our gut instincts, so we are constantly testing and iterating in our work in order to challenge assumptions and drive better results. We are an agile, fast-moving team, and you will have the opportunity to rapidly develop and expand your skills and experience.

One of our fundamental values is that all our work should drive real-world, measurable results. But we also believe that the greatest progressive impact we can have is to give our partner organisations the skills, knowledge and culture they need to do what we do themselves. We want to spread our skills and way of working across the progressive sector, not make our partners dependent on us.

Job benefits & our working culture

Holiday: 25 days/year (pro rata), plus bank holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year.

Extra holiday for travelling sustainably: We’re a member of the Climate Perks scheme, so you’ll have an extra two days of holiday a year if you use them to travel by land or sea instead of taking a flight.

Maternity and Paternity/Long-term partner parental leave: For a small organisation, we’re proud to have a generous and progressive parental leave policy. Maternity leave is 12 weeks at full pay, 14 weeks at 50% pay. Paternity/Long-term partner parental leave is 6 weeks at full pay.

Period policy: We know that periods can have a big impact on people’s wellbeing, and we’re proud of our pioneering period policy to support people who menstruate. Team members who menstruate can take one full day of leave each month where needed, and we provide hot water bottles, tampons and pads, painkillers and chocolate available in the office.

Working culture: Our team is open, inclusive, friendly, respectful and kind.

We work at a fast pace and get a lot done every day, and people learn a lot working in our team. After a few months at Forward Action, new team members often say “I never knew I could be so productive!” At the same time, we put a lot of focus on ensuring our team has “headspace” – i.e. enough time and mental space to allow each of us to do our work to the highest possible standard and enjoy our lives in and outside of work. Headspace is built into our organisational strategy as one of our three primary goals, alongside progressive impact and financial sustainability.