There are no roles that suit my experience at the moment – can I send you my CV for future roles?

Due to GDPR regulations and our concerted efforts to optimise the use of our limited resources, we are not able to accept speculative enquiries, or hold onto your CV/resume for future roles. If you wish to hear about the latest vacancies here at Forum, please subscribe to our Job Mailing List, located at the bottom of our jobs page.

What's Forum's recruitment process?

We use the Applied platform because it is designed to reduce bias in our recruitment process. To apply for this job, we ask you to answer a few work-based questions. Your answers will be randomised and anonymously scored by members of Forum’s selection panel. Our initial selection is based on how you answer these questions, rather than looking at your CV. Candidates with the top scoring answers will be invited to a structured interview where you get to meet some of the team. At the interview stage you will be asked questions that reflect the role and also to complete a work-based task, so you have the chance to demonstrate your skills.

The Applied platform includes instructions on how to use the portal. Once you start your application you will be presented with a dashboard which helps you to track your progress and reminds you of the closing date for the application. As you complete sections you can draft and save your responses to review and submit when you are ready to (as long as you’re within our required application deadline).

To find out more about how the Applied process works visit their website.

I’m likely to be away during the interview stage – should I apply?

Yes! During the interview process, we aim to be as flexible as possible. Where necessary, we will look to accommodate requests to interview via video call, and can look to change interview days dependent on the interviewing panel’s availability. Unfortunately, in the scenario that you are unavailable for a long time after the initially proposed interview date, we are unable to put the recruitment process on hold until your return so as not to disadvantage other candidates.

How many interviews will there be for this position?

Depending on the role, there will usually be two to three interviews for the position, including an initial 20 minute telephone screening call. For some roles, to assess your skills and abilities, the interview may require a task, which you will need to complete either before the interview or on the day. You will always be told about a task in advance of the interview. Our interviews are designed in a way that we invest the time to get to know your skills, capabilities and motivation for the role, as well as giving you ample opportunity to find out more about the work that we do at Forum, and to decide whether we would be a good fit for you.

What is it like to work in Forum?

We pride ourselves on being a flexible, supportive and caring team of people with a shared goal to reinvent the way the world works.  

We welcome people from different backgrounds who bring the right mix of skills and life experiences to maximise our impact in transitioning to a more sustainable future.

To thrive in Forum, you enjoy working in teams and across timezones, collaborating, trying new things and learning from others. You are nimble and responsive to fast-changing environments, and are able to juggle multiple priorities to deliver the most impact with the resources at hand. Your preferred ways of working are embodied by Forum’s values (being courageous, adaptive, empathetic, inquisitive, playful and respectful).

How do I know if you've received my application?

Our live vacancies link will direct you to the vacancy on the Applied platform where you can learn more about the role. You'll be asked to enter your email address and to accept Applied's terms and conditions in order to get started with your application. Once you've completed this first step, you will recieve an automated email from the Applied with your unique application link to use for the rest of your application.

If you want to speak to our HR team about the status of your application, please feel free to give us a call on (+44) 020 3744 8650.

I don’t have the right to work in the country this role is based in – do you provide sponsorship?

Roles posted on the Forum for the Future website will only be open for sponsorship if explicitly stated in the job advert.

Will I receive feedback?

By using the Applied platform we can provide you with feedback at every stage of our recruitment process. This will be delivered to you via your application link within Applied.
We aim to provide feedback as soon as practicably possible and ask for your patience with the recruiting team.

I have been invited to attend an interview, is there anything I need to prepare or bring along with me on the day?

We will let you know if you need to prepare anything ahead of time in your interview invite. If you are expected to prepare anything in advance this will be specified. If you have any special requirements for your interview please make them known at the time you are offered an interview so we can accommodate you as much as possible.

How can I contact you?

Contact our HR team on [email protected], or give us a call on (+44) 020 3744 8650. We will be happy to assist you.

How can I get involved with your work?

The best way to stay connected, is to sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page, or by following @Forum4theFuture on, our LinkedIn or Facebook pages. Don’t forget to subscribe to our job alerts too. And of course, as individuals, we all need to ask ourselves how we can use our own power and place in the systems in which we operate to create the most change in the shortest amount of time.