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Reference: 92132

Date Added: 26 March 2024
Closing Date: 11 April 2024

Job Title: Senior Policy Adviser

Working For: Open Data Institute

Location: London

Salary: £60,000 per annum pro-rata for 3 days a week, plus benefits.

Length of Contract: 12 months

Job Details

We seek a senior policy adviser to take a prominent role in engaging with the UK government during this significant time in the nation’s political life. This role has come about partly due to the forthcoming Maternity Leave of our Global Head of Policy. During this time, our Director of Corporate Affairs will undertake some additional policy activities. However, we are also looking for a confident, proactive and experienced senior policy advisor with a proven track record to join us - and ensure the ODI continues to leverage influence in and around Whitehall and Westminster.

The senior policy adviser will work on initiatives that shape, communicate and influence public policy.

You will work across many areas of data - and AI - policy and complement the existing public policy team. Working closely with the director, you will provide leadership and direction to our public policy work, craft external messaging and build relationships with the incoming government. Creativity, self-motivation and an ability to manage multiple projects - and relationships - will be key.

We are particularly keen to hire a senior policy adviser capable of leading meetings with Parliamentarians and stakeholders across Whitehall; someone with their own political network – including parliamentarians, spads, policymakers, think tanks, and other relevant organisations across civic society and the wider ecosystem.

We are a global organisation with our HQ in London, and our work has international applications. It is focussed on, but not limited to, data and AI Policy. We work in many areas, including transport, cities, sports, finance, agriculture, healthcare, international development, utilities, energy, artificial intelligence, public services, creative industries, and digital government. You will have the opportunity to work with experts in these diverse sectors.

We are non-partisan, but we believe in an open and trustworthy data ecosystem - and our views about data and AI are encapsulated in the 6 principles set out in our 5-year strategy. You will align with our values, iteratively improving our work based on what we and our network learn from our work.

Full details of the role, key responsibilities, and essential criteria: https://theodi.livevacancies.co.uk/#/job/details/75

You must have eligibility to work in the UK

Closing Date: 11 April 2024

Interview/Start Dates

The advert closes at 9pm. Our ideal start date is 1st July but this is flexible.

We intend to conduct initial interviews in weeks commencing 22nd and 29th April 2024.

We reserve the right to end the recruitment process should the right candidate present themselves.

Application Details

To apply for this role, please provide:

  • An up-to-date CV (up to 2 A4 pages) that demonstrates why you are the right candidate for this role.
  • A short cover letter (up to 1 A4 page) that covers:
  1. why you are interested in this role;
  2. your interest in or experience of data policy and/or AI policy in your career to date;
  3. vidence of your ability to communicate and brief policymakers.

How to apply: Please send your up to date CV and covering letter of application as soon as possible to christine.bajwa@theodi.org.

Website: https://theodi.org/

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