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August 28th, 2018

THESE POSITIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

 

Send your CV and a covering letter with evidence of how you meet the skills and experience requirements to: info@futureadvocacy.org  

The deadline for applications is 11:59pm 23rd September 2018

ABOUT US

Future Advocacy is a think tank and consultancy focused on tackling humanity’s biggest challenges in the 21st Century.

Our Artificial Intelligence (AI) think tank works on maximising the huge opportunities and minimising the real risks of AI. We have delivered high-quality, impactful research on the ‘Future of Work’, the ‘Impact of AI in Low Income Countries’,  and ‘Ethical challenges of AI in Healthcare’. Our work has received significant media coverage and political traction. Our think tank clients and collaborators include the Wellcome Trust, the Web Foundation, Open Data Institute, and the Pathways for Prosperity Commission which is co-chaired by Melinda Gates.

Our advocacy consultancy works to amplify the advocacy impact of brilliant individuals and organisations who are striving to make the world a better place.  We are skilled at advocacy strategy development; global government relations; research; policy development; and communications. Current and previous clients include the Jamie Oliver Group; the Elton John AIDS Foundation; and Sarah Brown’s TheirWorld charity.

The Founder/CEO previously was Director of the ONE campaign across Europe for 7 years, responsible for all ONE’s policy, campaigns, digital, media, and advocacy work.  He was a key architect of the Make Poverty History Campaign and staffed Bono and Bob Geldof for all their global work in relation to the G8 and G20. He has also worked as Movement Director for the anti-slavery organisation Walk Free; and as an Executive Director of the Labour Party.

 

SENIOR CONSULTANT: AI RESEARCH, POLICY, AND ADVOCACY

Future Advocacy is seeking a Senior Consultant: AI Research, Policy, and Advocacy to lead our programme on the social, economic, and political impact of AI.  This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to take our AI work to the next level by building a nationally and internationally renowned and influential AI think tank programme.  The individual will work directly alongside the Founder/CEO as part of our high performing small team.     

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Be a thought leader on Artificial Intelligence within the team
  • Research key issues relating to think tank projects
  • Develop propositional policy ideas
  • Engage with policy makers and politicians at a senior level
  • Build a strong global network of business leaders, computer scientists, academics, and NGOs
  • Be a spokesperson for Future Advocacy in print, broadcast, and social media
  • Be responsible for project managing research, advocacy projects, and events
  • Business development and identification and securing of funding streams
  • A wide range of other tasks as required

Skills and Experience

  • A strong understanding of the social, economic, and political impact of AI and other emerging tech.  A technical understanding of AI, computer science, and coding is highly desirable
  • At least 5 years demonstrated track record of high-quality research and writing (could be either experience in work or in post-graduate research or a combination of both) with the ability to distil complex topics clearly for readers
  • A track record of advocacy work and ability to represent the organisation to policy makers and politicians at a senior level
  • A great networker able to engage with a variety of partners
  • Experience of developing media strategies and being a spokesperson in traditional media
  • Digital native with strong social media skills (design skills a bonus)
  • Highly organised completer/finisher
  • Enthusiastic and flexible
  • Experience of fundraising and business development
  • Relevant degree with elements of qualitative and quantitative research

Terms and Conditions

  • Full time, permanent contract
  • Pay: £33-£40K depending on experience plus annual bonus
  • Location: London

 

AI RESEARCH, ADVOCACY, AND COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Future Advocacy is seeking an AI Research, Advocacy, and Communications Coordinator. This is a great opportunity for an exceptional recent graduate to be thrown in at the deep end in a small, growing organisation. They will quickly develop a range of skills, including research, advocacy, writing, and communications. They will work directly alongside the Founder/CEO as part of our high performing small team.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Research key issues relating to think tank and consultancy projects
  • Support advocacy, events, and communications work
  • Oversee website upkeep and social media
  • A wide range of other tasks as required

Skills and Experience

  • Strong academic record
  • Digital native with strong social media skills (design skills a bonus)
  • Highly organised completer/finisher
  • Enthusiastic and flexible
  • Ability to represent the organisation to high level individuals
  • Willing to undertake routine admin tasks
  • Very strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience in organising events
  • A strong understanding of the social, economic, and political impact of AI

Terms and Conditions

  • Initial 4 month contract with potential to extend
  • Pay: £1600 per month
  • Location: London

 

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.