Join Our Team

We are currently recruiting for the following vacancy:

Grants Fundraising Officer
  • Contract type: Full-time, permanent position
  • Salary: £37,128 plus up to 5% employee matched pension contribution
  • Date call released: July 26, 2021
  • Closing date: August 23, 2021 at 5pm
  • Start date: ASAP

For full details and information on how to apply please see 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.

Law School and other university placements

Reprieve collaborates with schools and universities to enable students to benefit from placements with Reprieve. In 2020 we hosted over 20 students.

Reprieve accepts 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.

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 10 weeks, please send us your application, which should consist of:

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

Please send to [email protected]. Please indicate in the subject line the name of your sponsoring institution, and that you are applying for a funded placement or will receive academic credit. In the body of your email, please stipulate how much funding you will be eligible to receive, whether any funds can be paid directly to you and whether there are specific conditions attached to the funding or credit (for instance, if you have to do a volunteership focused on legal research). Please note that funding should be equal to or exceed the minimum wage for your location. For more information on this please email [email protected].

We will not consider any applications for placements unless you provide us with the information above and demonstrate that you will be funded or receive credit for your time at Reprieve. 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.

Due to Covid-19, we are currently working on the basis that all fellowships in 2021 will be remote.

US Post-Graduate Fellows

Our sister organisation Reprieve U.S. offers fellowships at our Washington, D.C office for graduating students who are able to secure external funding. The fellowships normally run for one year and the fellows typically work on a full time basis. If you are interested in becoming a Reprieve U.S. fellow please see our advert for full details. Applications 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 to have many experts and linguists in its skills bank. If you have particular skills you would like to share with Reprieve, please provide your consent to us holding your contact information and any relevant information about your skills and experience on our secure skills bank database for this year. In the event that we have a suitable pro bono or paid opportunity that arises, we would love to get in touch.

To register your interest in joining our skills bank, please send an email to [email protected] to request an application form. You will be contacted as and when a task relevant to your experience comes up.

Volunteering with Capital Defense Offices in the USA

Reprieve assists the Louisiana Capital Assistance Centre in the USA to identify suitable volunteers to join their programme. LCAC’s work is vital in challenging the use of the death penalty, and the programme offers placements in capital defense offices in the USA. More information can be found here.