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We are not currently recruiting for any vacancies. New roles will be advertised here, so please check back soon.

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Reprieve is a licensed visa sponsor, but we are not in a position to sponsor visas (including charity worker visas) for the majority of roles. If we can accept applications from applicants who require a visa for a specific role this will be clearly stated on this page and in the job description.  

We are proud to have an open and transparent pay structure. It is governed by a principle that the highest-paid member of staff will be paid no more than double the lowest-paid member of staff. We strongly welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

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Other Opportunities

There are many ways to become involved in Reprieve’s work. You can support our campaigns, make a donation, carry out a placement through a sponsoring institution, or work for Reprieve. Whatever you choose to do, your contribution is valued by us.

We are proud of our diversity and we want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to contribute to our work. With that goal in mind, we do not have unpaid volunteer roles because we recognise that not everyone is in a position to give their time for free. Instead, we are very lucky to have the support of universities who fund placements and 12-month fellowships, law firms and corporate partners who offer their staff on secondments, and charitable trusts who fund internships both in the UK and abroad.

Seasonal Placements

Reprieve is proud to collaborate with schools and universities to enable students to benefit from placements with us.

We accept applications on a rolling basis for placements that are either funded by universities or public interest fellowships and scholarships. We accept applications for placements on academic credit within the school year, and not for summer fellowships. Fellows must be available full-time for at least 8 weeks. For full details of our academic fellowships and how to apply please see our advert.

As an initial step, and prior to applying to Reprieve, please liaise with:

  • your university careers office; or
  • the relevant scholarship or public interest fellowship coordinator/office; or
  • the corporate social responsibility team at your organisation; or
  • any other person responsible for coordinating voluntary placements at charitable organisations.

Please discuss your decision to apply for a placement at Reprieve and confirm that funding is available. Once you are confident that funding (or academic credit for placements during the school year) is available for you for a placement at Reprieve for a period of at least 3 moths, please send us your application which should include:

  • a cover letter of no more than one page
  • a CV of no more than two pages
  • this application form

For any questions please email [email protected].

We cannot consider any applications for placements unless you provide us with the information requested in our advert. Please bear in mind that we are a charity with limited resources, so we ask that you make the relevant enquiries above as to eligibility prior to making contact with us. We will then review and consider your application, and revert.

Postgraduate Fellowships

Our sister organisation Reprieve U.S. offers fellowships for graduating students who are able to secure full external funding. The fellowships normally run for one year, full time and are based in Washington DC. If you are interested in becoming a Reprieve U.S. fellow please see our advert for full details.

Please ensure you also read our applicant information before applying.

Applications and enquiries should be sent to [email protected].


Reprieve currently works with four law firms to provide secondments for trainee solicitors. Seats at Reprieve can be either 3 or 6 months and our brilliant trainees make a huge contribution to our UK litigation. For more information please get in touch with your firm’s Head of CSR or Pro Bono, and ask about Reprieve secondments.

Reprieve Skills Bank

Reprieve is fortunate hold a skills bank of experts and linguists who support us with their skills on an ad hoc, remote basis. If you have particular skills you would like to share with Reprieve or any questions please register your interest by emailing [email protected] to request an application form. Once you have registered we will contact you when an opportunity arises that you may be interested in.