Platform

Platform is committed to equality, diversity and social justice. We welcome anyone who shares these values. We particularly encourage applications from women, people from ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities and other groups under represented in our areas of work. We are prepared to make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled candidates to show their suitability for any role.

Our organisation is a small team of people working part-time, primarily from our London office, near Tower Bridge. Some staff spend part of the year abroad.

What staff say:

Mel Evans:

“From 2008 I’ve been part of Platform working on issues around oil, finance, sponsorship and the arts. Previously I worked in theatre and youth work. I find the diversity of my work energising, and it also allows me to keep developing different skills. It involves everything from large scale presentations, performance, press and media, to workshops, writing / copy editing and fundraising. The team are all very driven and passionate, but also keen to maintain a healthy work-life balance. We embrace change within the organisation so we don’t get stuck in our ways, which I find refreshing.”

Ben Amunwa:

“I worked at Platform from September 2007 to September 2012. i was taken on to coordinate the remember saro-wiwa project. The journey ranged from campaigning on the streets of New York to fact-finding in the creeks of the Niger Delta. I was not confined to a single department or a single role, but able to develop skills across fundraising, campaigns and research and to explore my own interests, like legal cases against corporate human rights abuses. While the issues we work on are often serious, we all enjoy what we do. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere helps a lot.”

Jane Trowell:

“I’ve worked here since 1992. I can only explain it by saying that Platform is constantly being remade. The issues are very important to me, and my interest keeps being fed by new colleagues, constructively challenging each other, and the changing political contexts. Each project is very different, but we all seek the most effective and creative way of making change happen. I also like going at things from first principles. I like working by consensus. It’s very hard work sometimes. But mutual support, a cracking sense of humour, and stepping back at crucial moments is key.”

Internships and volunteering:

Platform hires interns and volunteers on an occasional basis. All opportunities will be advertised on this page. If you would like us to consider your application for an internship or voluntary position, please complete and submit this online form. In addition to these positions, Platform is developing placements for researchers who wish to explore the themes of our work.

What previous interns say:

Selina Nwulu:

“My time working at Platform was a really positive experience and I found it invaluable to work for a pro-active charity that saw my potential and accepted me, without ego and hierarchy, as a colleague. I found I was much more at ease to be myself and voice my views which were taken on with the same respect and validation as everyone else. I know that my time at Platform has helped me into paid employment in environmental campaigning today and I will always consider Platform as a group of respected activists, committed to social and environmental change with a good sense of humour and steady biscuit supply!”