Communications Manager (External Relations and Content) - Ada Lovelace Institute

Nuffield Foundation

  • Team: Ada Lovelace Institute
  • Salary: Salary circa £39,000 per annum. Permanent, full-time (35 hours), flexible/reduced hours also considered.
  • Location: We're London based, with the ability to work from home for part of the week
  • Closing: 11:59am, 21st Oct 2021 BST

Job Description

The Ada Lovelace Institute (Ada) is hiring a full time Communications Manager (External Relations and Content), to join our busy communications and impact team, and help develop the communications, content and reach of our dynamic and growing organisation.  

The role

Working with colleagues across the organisation, this position will plan, manage and develop Ada’s external communications, media relations and engagement, ensuring that our outputs are effective, timely, innovative and impactful. The postholder will be responsible for digital content production, building content for communication channels including Ada’s website and social media outlets (Twitter and LinkedIn), and using content strategy to optimise engagement and reach. We are also looking for someone who has the knowledge and experience to be responsible for representing clear, authoritative and sensitive spokespersonship in media relations.  

This role would suit a communications, press or content professional with experience working in a communications team in the not-for-profit sector, building reputation and impact around policy-facing, evidence-based research.  

Ideal candidates will have: 

  • Significant communications and content management experience, ideally in a not-for-profit organisation. 

  • Excellent written communications and editorial skills and set standards for communications  

  • Demonstrated ability to produce textual, designed, image-based and multimedia content for digital and print. 

  • Enthusiasm for working in a policy-focused organisation, crafting and delivering messaging around our evidence-based research 

  • A collaborative and supportive approach to working with team members, and the ability to operate in and agile and empathetic way. 

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced communications professional looking for an exciting chance to help build and shape an organisation’s reputation and reach. 

For further information about the role, please click here to download the full job description

Further information and how to apply 

The closing date for applications is 11:59am (BST) on Thursday 21 October 2021, with interviews taking place via video on the 1st and/or 2nd November 2021.  

You will be required to complete some questions as part of this application process, and you are also required to upload an up-to-date copy of your CV. The Applied platform lets you save an application and resume it ahead of submitting before the application deadline. 

We strongly encourage applicants from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the research, policy and technology sectors (for example those from a marginalised community, who did not go to university or had free school meals as a child). We are committed to tackling societal injustice and inequality through our work, and believe that all kinds of experiences and backgrounds can contribute to this mission. 

The Ada Lovelace Institute 

The Ada Lovelace Institute is an independent research institute funded and incubated by the Nuffield Foundation in 2018. Our mission is to ensure data and artificial intelligence work for people and society. We do this by building evidence and fostering rigorous debate on how data and AI affect people and society.  We recognise the power asymmetries that exist in ethical and legal debates around the development of data-driven technologies and seek to level those asymmetries by convening diverse voices and creating a shared understanding of the ethical issues arising from data and AI. Finally, we seek to define and inform good practice in the design and deployment of AI technologies.   

After little more than two years of operation, the Institute has emerged as a leading independent voice on the ethical and societal impacts of data and AI. We have built relationships in the public, private and civil society sectors in the UK and internationally. Some of our most impactful work to date includes our rapid evidence review on contact tracing apps, Exit Through the App Store?, and our public attitudes survey on facial recognition, Beyond Face Value.   

Our research takes an interconnected approach to issues such as power, social justice, distributional impact and climate change (read our strategy to find out more), and our team have a wide range of expertise that cuts across policy, technology, academia, industry, law and human rights.  We value diversity in background, skills, perspectives, and life experiences. As part of the Nuffield Foundation, we are a small team with the practical support of an established organisation that cares for its employees.    

We aim to be a collaborative, welcome and informal place to work. We are currently a 16-person team and have returned to some in-person working in our London offices but are open to hybrid working patterns. 

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Thu 21st Oct 2021


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application