Why work for us

Here's the deal: working for the Federal Party

The Liberal Democrats are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and a Living Wage Employer. We are also proud to have met the Mayor's Good Work Standard, become a signatory of the Business in the Community, Race at Work Charter, the Halo Hair Code and the Menopause Workplace Pledge.

We are a Living Wage Employer
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Disability Confident Leader
The Mayor's Good Work Standard
Race at Work Charter signatory. Business in the community. The Prince's Responsible Business Network.
Menopause Workplace Pledge. Wellbeing of women. Hello!
Halo Hair Code

We believe  it  is  essential  to  foster  Equity,  Equality,  Diversity  and  Inclusion  within  our workforce.  We  want  our employees  to  thrive  in  an  environment  where  everyone  is  welcome and  supported  to  achieve  their  potential.  It  is  important  to  celebrate  what  makes  us  unique  and that  you  feel  valued,  appreciated  and  free  to  be  who  you  are. Follow the link for more about EEDI in the Lib Dems 


All of us are responsible for ensuring we live our values

Fair - We treat everyone we work with fairly. We do everything we can to make sure our decisions are free from bias.

Open - All our people are encouraged to openly share their opinions and views. We are honest and make responsible decisions and we speak up for what is right. We believe that honesty, respect and a commitment to open dialogue are the foundations of trust.

Community - Our communities connect us. We don’t just respect differences - we celebrate them. We believe that changing the country for the better starts with inclusion and to create that better future, we need people with diverse backgrounds, perspectives and abilities. That’s why we are committed to creating a workplace where all kinds of people can come together and cooperate across teams to work and respect each other and to deliver our best work. It's when everyone's voice is heard and valued that we are inspired to go beyond what people thought was possible.



Our rewards package, known as Life Matters, aims to help you love what you do whether you are at work, rest or play. There are four main elements to the package: mind, body, soul and money.

Rewards include: 

  • A flexible pot where we will contribute £15 a month via payroll (curiosity allowance, gym membership or a mindfulness app)
  • Simply Health Cash Plan and wellbeing portal (inc access to trained counsellors)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 28 days holiday
  • An extra days leave to celebrate personal events
  • Agile working
  • Family leave
  • Loans for season tickets, rent deposit or a digital device
  • Salary Finance offering financial advice and products
  • Salary Exchange for Pensions
  • Living Wage Commitment
  • Death in Service
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Discounted shopping benefits



  • Our mission is to change our country for the better.
  • We are committed to valuing people and recognizing individual or team performance and your contribution towards improving our performance and delivering excellent service to our internal and external customers.
  • We have the Slack appreciation channel where you can say thank you publicly to your peers who have done a sterling job.
  • Saying Thank You with a Huggg when a thank you that needs more than just a post, Heads of can send a gift via an online portal.
  • Twice yearly 'Winning Here' Awards recognise employees who have gone above and beyond as well as highlighting unsung heroes.


Working Environment

  • Genuine agile working - you are expected to do your work your way. All we ask is that you meet your and your teams commitments 
  • We take staff wellbeing seriously
  • We have a programme of social and team building events 
  • The opportunity to work with some fantastic friendly people


Dress Code

We are relaxed about what you want to wear to work but if you look in the mirror and think “Can I get away with this at work?” …. You probably need to get changed! All we ask is that you dress appropriately for your day.

Our workplace champions the right of staff to embrace all Afro-hairstyles. We acknowledge that Afro-textured hair is an important part of our Black employees’ racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious identities, and requires specific styling for hair health and maintenance.We celebrate Afro-textured hair worn in all styles including, but not limited to, afros, locs, twists, braids, cornrows, fades, hair straightened through the application of heat or chemicals, weaves, wigs, headscarves, and wraps.In this workplace, we recognise and celebrate our colleagues’ identities. We are a community built on an ethos of equality and respect where hair texture and style have no bearing on an employees ability to succeed.


Career Development

We are a small organisation and do not have lots of layers so what we can’t offer you is a tall straight career ladder. But there will be promotion opportunities as well as the chance to grow and broaden your skills and experience with your post. Working for the Lib Dems is not a spectator sport - don’t stand on the sidelines. When you see an opportunity we encourage you to grab it. We can offer:

  • Project work
  • Challenging work
  • Freedom and autonomy
  • Opportunity for personal growth
  • Involvement in decision making
  • Mental Health First Aiders, First Aiders, Fire Marshalls
  • Employee Representatives



We are a membership-based not-for-profit organisation which means we do not have oodles of cash and as a result we pay lower quartile salaries. What we can offer is:

  • Your salary is fair and equally applied
  • This principle is applied across all roles (the only time when we move on this is if the external job market requires us to)
  • You will work for an organisation that truly believes it can make the country better and does make a difference in local communities - we have a strong purpose
  • You will work for the third largest political party in the UK and whilst you are with us it will be a truly unique experience, one you can’t replicate anywhere else
  • We review all salaries once a year. This review takes into consideration KPI levels, our performance as a team and affordability
  • We are proud to say we’ve been committed to paying no less than London Living Wage since April 2015. We want to invest in our people and pay a fair salary so that everyone who works for us can afford to live and work




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