Researcher

London, England, United Kingdom

Description

Summary

We are looking for a self-starting, pragmatic and versatile researcher to deliver projects that examine the impact technology has on the public and explore how to make responsible technology. Doteveryone is an independent think tank that champions responsible technology for a fairer future. We explore how technology is changing society, show what responsible technology can look like, and build communities to improve the way technology shapes our world.


The role

We are looking for a self-starting, pragmatic and versatile full-time researcher to join us on a 1-year fixed-term contract. You may have a background in other forms of research or policy: think tanks, charities or government. Or you may have been trained in technology or have worked in a corporate organisation. You will have experience of both qualitative and quantitative research, although we do not require academic training in these. You will have good communication skills, excellent written communications and be comfortable speaking with a wide range of audiences.

You will be happy to take on day-to-day running of programmes of work and push them forward with energy and drive. We’ll expect you to keep up-to-date with research and projects published by others in the landscape we work in, and take the initiative in suggesting where and how we can get involved. This is a fast-moving and rewarding job working on one of the most pressing issues of the day. As a Researcher you will build the evidence to help Doteveryone shape the key debates around technology and society.


Responsibilities

You will report to the Director of Research and Engagement, as well as working with Programme Managers and Designers across the team. The key responsibilities of this role will be to:

Research:

Communicate:

Network:

About Doteveryone

Doteveryone is an independent think tank that explores how technology is changing society, shows what responsible technology can look like, and builds communities to improve the way technology shapes our world.

Martha Lane Fox founded Doteveryone following her Dimbleby Lecture in 2015 where she called for a new organisation to help us shape our digital world and navigate the moral and ethical issues it presents. From that vision, we’ve grown into a small and dedicated London-based team, working to make responsible technology the new normal.

We are a small team that pulls together to achieve more than the sum of our parts. In everything we do, we try to balance boldness and thoughtfulness, critical thinking and entrepreneurialism, bold ambition and practical application. There is a lot of talk about how technology is changing the world; we are interested in action.

We are an inclusive employer. We support flexible working and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.


About Responsible Technology

This is a critical moment in the public’s relationship with the internet, and we must act now to shape a positive, responsible future for technology – and for all of us.

Responsible Technology promotes a fair, inclusive and thriving democratic society.

It works in the best interests of the individual and of the public as a whole, safeguards against harm and is founded on fair and transparent value exchange between people and technology.

We need to mobilise each part of society to make responsible technology the new normal. That’s why Doteveryone takes a systems change approach. This means we help business be better, policymakers be bolder and the public be more empowered.

We do this by researching the impact of technology, designing and prototyping what responsible technology could look like, and building communities to improve the way technology shapes our world.

Requirements

Desirable skills and experience:

To apply for this job, you do NOT need to:

Although of course, we welcome applicants with some or all of the above!


Recruitment Process

Closing date for applications: Friday 23 November 9am

Interview dates: Thursday 29th November

Second round interviews: Thursday 6th December


Benefits

We offer the following benefits:

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