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Reference: 63579

Date Added: 22 November 2017
Closing Date: 7 December 2017

Job Title: Interim Programme Manager - Data Ethics

Working For: Nuffield Foundation

Location: London

Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum+ depending on experience

Job Details

Contract: Fixed Term Contract circa 12 months.
Hours: 35 per week.

The Nuffield Foundation has recently announced its intention to establish a new organisation to consider the social and ethical issues arising from data use, with a working title of a ‘Convention on Data Ethics’. Across five years the ambition for the Convention is to be a leading independent deliberative body representing the interests of society in debates on ethical data use; to promote and support a common set of data practices that are deserving of public trust; and to convene disparate communities to develop a shared terminology for data ethics. It will address one of the most pressing issues facing society: how to ensure that the transformative power of data is used and harnessed in ways that maximise social wellbeing through the conscious development of approaches that are understandable, challengeable, auditable and accountable.

We are seeking a programme manager to support the scoping, development and early activities of this new organisation. This individual will have an important role in helping to shape and build the new body from its inception. The successful applicant will be engaged and familiar with issues arising from technological innovation and data use. They will have knowledge related to these topics developed through research, academic study or practical use, combined with a desire to ensure these technologies are developed for the common good. This is an opportunity for someone to develop their career through their ability to work proactively, diligently and collaboratively to give the project momentum. The role is initially offered on an interim one-year basis during the development phase of the Convention; however, there may be potential for a permanent role as more established structures are put in place.

For further information on the Nuffield Foundation and the specifics of the role please see our website under About Us, Job Vacancies or click on the link www.nuffieldfoundation.org/job-vacancies.

Closing Date: 7 December 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Closing midday.

Interviews for this role are expected to be held on Friday 15 or Monday 18 December at the Nuffield Foundation.

Application Details

To apply for this position please send the following to recruitment@nuffieldfoundation.org
• CV and a covering letter which outlines how your experience makes you the right candidate for this role, and briefly outlines 2-3 key issues you think a new organisation concerned with Data Ethics should address.
• Optional: You may also include an example of or link to any written work or outputs (including blog; publication etc).

Website: http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org

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