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We’re always looking for people who are hungry to drive change and make a difference. The compelling work we do, together with the benefits we give and the career prospects we offer, make Policy in Practice a great place to work for those recently leaving education and those with more experience.

We’re here to help people and we know that starts with you. If you can help us reach the next level of social impact we want to hear from you. Whether you’re passionate about policy, technology, communicating or sales, or you have experience in delivering frontline government services, we’ll invest in you while you grow the range and depth of your skills and experience.

If you are currently in a permanent role or contract but want to be considered for future roles please send your CV and cover letter to join our talent pool. We’re growing fast and are keen to speak to you if you’re looking for a new role, either now or in the future.

By default our roles are hybrid based, at home and at our lovely head office in Westminster. Remote working is also possible. Unless otherwise stated, roles are full-time and permanent.

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Please send your CV with a cover letter that clearly outlines your suitability and your field of interest to In the subject line of your email please enter Talent pool application.

Salary £35,000 to £85,000 DOE

We are growing our engineering team and looking for people with a shared belief in the power of data and technology to change lives. As a team we want to build a solid engineering culture so that we can move the company and mission forward, connect as people and learn and grow personally and professionally. 

Policy in Practice is an award-winning socially focused software and analytics company, based in Westminster. We provide a comprehensive, online benefit calculator service for multiple industries. We also use the underlying benefit engine to power larger scale household modelling for councils and wider government.

You will have the opportunity to work across our product range, including calculator and analytics services that support thousands of people each day, and grow our tech to serve new markets and work with new datasets in a secure and scalable way.

You will play a key part in an intentionally small engineering team, working in a scale-up environment. That means there’s plenty of opportunity to take responsibility and lead on new development work, as well as improving our ways of working and updating existing technology. The engineering team takes responsibility for the quality of our code base, the velocity and flow of work and the reliability and experience of our service to users, all key parts of delivering on our commitments.

Engineers at all levels of experience work closely with roles across the organisation at all levels of seniority. Your role will involve a diverse range of activities. Read the job description for full details.

How to apply

Please send your CV with a short covering letter that clearly outlines your qualifications, suitability for and interest in the post to

The three pillars of a positive engineering culture: Understanding the link between culture and success
By David Carboni, Chief Technology Officer, Policy in Practice

Published by LeadDev, 26 August 2021, our CTO, David Carboni, writes about the link between culture and success.

The real challenge with technology projects isn’t technology. If you’ve experienced life in a team, you likely learned this early on. Some say that people are the problem, but if talent is the issue, why would superstar teams fail, higher-paid teams deliver worse performances, and toddlers outperform MBAs? Clearly, it’s about more than individuals.

Like our best-laid solution designs, from code to companies, technology projects crumble when people fall apart. But in fact, this isn’t a people problem: it’s a system problem. By combining engineering smarts with human skills, we can uncover the answer: the real challenge with technology projects is culture.

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Make a change for good. Join our team

Based in the heart of Westminster, our nimble size and impressive growth mean real opportunities for you to build your career in a friendly and supportive environment. Policy in Practice can give you autonomy to lead our work, immediate recognition of your efforts and the opportunity for rapid progression. With us, you’ll take part in a wide variety of work. From developing digital tools and communicating with impact to contributing to national policy debates and meeting MPs, at Policy in Practice you’ll be supported to follow your interests.

We thrive because our team has a wide variety of backgrounds.

A passion for tackling poverty, helping people and supporting those on the frontline is most highly valued. You can directly help to better serve the communities we work with.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer.

  • Hybrid office / home-based working
  • A close-knit, supportive team environment
  • Lovely office in prime Westminster location
  • Opportunities for flexible working arrangements
  • Opportunities to attend industry conferences, travel and training events
  • Opportunities to grow your profile by speaking on behalf of the company
  • Great Christmas parties and away days, regular in-person social events

Come and join us if you’re ready to challenge yourself and make a positive difference in society. Our fun, friendly and diverse team is waiting for you.

What’s it like to work at Policy in Practice?

“There are a lot of client-facing opportunities, as a technical person, to be right in front of customers to make sure that the product that we’re building is meeting their needs. It’s always great when you hear customers share their stories of how they’ve used our tools to effectively target support to residents.

“I was passionate about making an impact and I think if you have those two things, for a technical role here at Policy in Practice, that’s more than enough.”

Terrin Mathew, Technical Data Analyst

“It’s not just crunching numbers, it’s thinking about that in context. We’re always chatting to clients or people that are using our free benefit calculator and we are having to discuss the policy issues behind the data. There have been so many opportunities. I’ve been on TV talking about the British welfare system and policy, meeting clients as well as improving my own data analysis skills.”

Louise Murphy, Senior Policy and Operations Analyst

“I set up Policy in Practice to change how policy is communicated to people. If it’s clear and simple, you put power in the hands of the citizen so they can make the decisions that are right for them. It is about making a fundamental difference on the front line.”

Deven Ghelani, Director and Founder

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