Job vacancies

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

  1. Associate Director, Communications and Stakeholder Engagement, Nuffield Family Justice Observatory

  2. Network Director, Ada Lovelace Institute

  3. Executive Coordinator, Ada Lovelace Institute

 

Associate Director, Communications and Stakeholder Engagement, Nuffield Family Justice Observatory

Salary circa £50,000

Permanent

Every year tens of thousands of children are subject to decisions made in the family courts about their future because their parents are separating or are unable to look after them.  Such decisions can have a profound, long-term impact on their lives, and those around them. 

The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory is being established by the Nuffield Foundation to ensure that decisions made in the family justice system are better informed by data and research evidence.  Our ambition is to improve outcomes for children by increasing the use of data and research evidence to guide decisions about what is best for children and their families.

We are looking for an experienced communications professional to lead the Observatory’s communications and stakeholder engagement work.  They will be responsible for devising and delivering a strategy to put the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory on the map and to ensure that its work reaches and influences judges, lawyers, social workers and other professionals who make decisions in the family justice system. We are looking for a self-starter, who has a track-record of using communication techniques to change attitudes and behaviours and who is passionate about improving the lives of vulnerable children.

For full details of the role, please see the job description.To apply please send your CV and covering letter explaining how your experience matches the requirements detailed in the person specification on the job description to recruitment@nuffieldfoundation.org by 6 September 2019 at 10:00 am. Interviews will be held on 20 September 2019.

The Nuffield Foundation is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

No agencies please.

 

Network Director, Ada Lovelace Institute

Part time. Secondments considered

Salary dependant on experience

The Ada Lovelace Institute (Ada) and the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC, part of UK Research & Innovation) are seeking a Director for a new Network for AI & Ethics, to be established for an initial period of one year, in partnership with the two organisations.

The purpose of the network is to deliver a humanities-led collaborative approach to synthesising and building upon existing AI-focused activity across the disciplinary and sectoral landscape. The Network will provide thought leadership in this area, generating new insights through an innovative and interdisciplinary programme of activity, and will seek to influence the development of policy and practice.

Three interconnected and complementary themes have been identified that will guide the network’s activity:

  1. Ethics (including legal and philosophical)

  2. Human-Computer Interaction

  3. Designing Human-Centred AI-based Services

It is envisaged that each theme will operate concurrently in a ‘lab’ style, working individually and collectively to engage with stakeholders across disciplines and sectors (including the public, as appropriate), scope skills and expertise, produce briefing papers, working papers and think-pieces, initiate interdisciplinary and collaborative research projects, and produce a final, shareable report. Details of the activities within these themes will be decided by the Director, in consultation with the theme leads and sponsor organisations. Ensuring integration and cross-fertilisation across workstreams will be fundamental to the success of the Network and a key role of the Director.

You will be:

  • Either based at a UK Higher Education Institution or a UKRI-recognised Independent Research Organisation, or associated with another leading centre in the field;

  • A scholar or practitioner from an appropriate disciplinary background with a track-record of research leadership and of delivering high-profile collaborative research and/or engagement activities;

  • Committed to collaboration across multiple disciplines both within and beyond the humanities, and to wider public engagement;

  • Interested in one or more of the three themes identified above, ideally through understanding of the current landscape, including literature, stakeholders, policies and practices; and

  • Committed to upholding principles of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

For full details of the role, please see the full job description. To apply please send your CV and covering letter explaining how your experience matches the requirements detailed in the person specification on the job description to recruitment@nuffieldfoundation.org by 23 September 2019 at 10.00 am.  Interviews anticipated 7 and 9 October 2019.

The Ada Lovelace Institute and the Arts and Humanities Research Council value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Further information:

Funding limit: up to £195,000 (to include salary, support staff, and related network expenses)

Project duration: Up to 12 months, with the possibility of extension

For full details please see the further particulars document.

 

Executive Coordinator, Ada Lovelace Institute

Executive Coordinator

Salary: circa £30000

Permanent

The Ada Lovelace Institute is a new initiative which aims to ensure that data and AI work for people and society. Ada will work at the intersection of research, policy, technology and public engagement, engaging stakeholders from across the public and private sectors, and ensuring that the development of new data driven technologies is informed by rigorous research into their societal and distributional impacts.   

As a new organisation, Ada is in the process of building a small and diverse team of individuals with a wide variety of professional backgrounds in human rights, science, philosophy, law and software engineering. We are actively seeking to bring diverse ideas and identities into the Ada Lovelace Institute, and to explore novel and innovative ways of researching, influencing policy and engaging the public.  

We are looking for an exceptionally organized, can-do individual to join Ada’s team, to undertake a wide variety of administrative tasks and develop Ada’s operational systems from scratch.  Hosted within the Nuffield Foundation, Ada will be able to draw on support of Foundation staff and systems.  Nevertheless, the post holder will be responsible for developing and implementing the administrative foundations that will enable Ada to be an effective and agile organisation, from fielding enquiries and managing diaries to assisting with event organisation and media and communications tasks.

The post holder must be willing to turn their hand to a wide variety of tasks, large and small, and relish the opportunity to be part of a start-up initiative. In an organisation working on cutting edge and fast-paced issues, the Executive Coordinator will be an integral part of a flexible team that will prioritise close collaboration, interdisciplinary approaches and dynamic ways of working.

This position is an exciting opportunity for someone who thrives in working in small teams in agile environments, who is looking for a role that combines variety of tasks with the challenge of establishing and maintaining structures and systems for a new organisation.

Closing date:  19 August 2019

For full details of the role, please see the job description. To apply please send your CV and covering letter explaining how your experience matches the requirements detailed in the person specification on the job description to recruitment@nuffieldfoundation.org by 19 August 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

The Nuffield Foundation is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

No agencies please.