Work with us

We campaign with humility, integrity and passion for the causes we work on

Small Axe is a not-for-profit with one goal:

Small Axe is a not-for-profit with one goal: to create movements that are progressive, hopeful and powerful, to inspire people to act on the most pressing issues of our time. We bring together bold creative, communications and organising to run integrated end-to-end campaigns.

We campaign with humility, integrity and passion for the causes we work on; whether hired by clients, collaborating with partners, or launching our own.

We’re proud that our work has played a crucial role in three General Elections.

We don’t work with corporations, we don’t do CSR and we don’t extract profit from the movement. We’ve been a worker co-operative from the beginning.

We believe in the power of diversity of thought, life experience, opinions, culture and ideas. We don’t pretend to be free from bias and groupthink, but work hard to overcome this.

We’ve all come to Small Axe through different routes, applied and adapted ourselves and our skills to the job. Inspired by people like Saul Alinsky, Ella Baker and Marshall Ganz, obsessed with grassroots campaigners moving mountains and progressive candidates overturning the odds around the world.

We work hard with a sincere belief that a small group of thoughtful and committed people can change the world. That’s why we’re called Small Axe:

If you are the big tree,  Let me tell you that: we are the small axe,  Sharpened ready ready to cut you down, (well sharp)

Bob Marley

Current vacancies

Middleweight Designer

We’re looking for an integrated middleweight designer/artworker to join our tight-knit team of creatives and campaigners for two months (full time).

From climate change to the refugee crisis, from a pay rise for frontline workers to eradicating child poverty – we are looking for somebody passionate about using good creative design to drive people to take action on some of the most pressing issues of our time.

In your application please send us your portfolio, demonstrate how you meet the essential skills and experience, and tell us why you’d like to work with Small Axe.

Deadline: Monday 7th June 9am

We’re always open to hear from brilliant and passionate campaigners and creatives to consider for future collaboration. Send your CV and your story to hr@thesmallaxe.org