Programme Manager, Digital Society
We are seeking a self-starting, collaborative and organised Programme Manager with proven experience of hands-on research and great communication skills.
You will be able to combine thinking and doing to lead delivery of projects in our Digital Society strand that look at the impact of technology on society. This is a fast moving and rewarding job working on one of the most pressing issues of the day. As Programme Manager you will be delivering work which helps Doteveryone to shape the key debates around technology and society, working with the team and our external partners.
You will lead the delivery of our Better Care Systems project, investigating the ways that automation will impact care, and the opportunities to shape the future. You will also take on the development of our Digital Public Health work, exploring how to meaningfully involve people in directing the impacts of technology on their lives and society. With both of these pieces of work, we expect you to deliver research, build relationships and develop ideas into creative and persuasive outputs, including written reports, films, graphics and other artefacts.
We welcome applications from people who want to work a 4 or 5 day week, and are happy to support flexible working patterns. This role will be majority based at our central London office in Somerset House, although there will be occasional travel to events and meetings. You may also be required to attend conferences and events outside of usual office hours on occasion. The role is for a six-month fixed-term contract, starting as soon as possible.
- Lead the delivery of our research project on Better Care Systems, which focuses on how automation is projected to disrupt low-paid, low-status care work, and examine the potential for inequalities to be reduced.
- Lead the development of the next stage in our Digital Public Health work, which aims to research how to galvanise people power so the public can and will demand more responsible technology.
- Commission creative outputs that may include short films, digital prototypes and campaign materials.
- Write up progress as accessible blog posts. Write longer research reports including evidence and data components, for a range of audiences.
- Identify potential partners, set up meetings, and discuss and develop emerging ideas and partnership proposals.
Doteveryone champions responsible technology for the good of everyone in society. We are 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.
Deadline for applications: Monday 24th September, 9am
First round interviews: Tuesday 25th September, afternoon
Second round interviews: Monday 1st October, morning
We’re a small team delivering a big, challenging range of projects. We are smart, creative, and curious, passionate about our work and approach, and looking for someone who will bring these qualities to working with us, with a practical and positive approach that leads to action.
Essential skills and experience
We are looking for someone who has experience of:
- Managing and delivering research and discovery projects that address complex issues
- Turning research into actionable ideas and impact
- Working with teams to produce a range of artefacts to bring findings to life, e.g. video, audio, written reports, real-world interventions.
- Getting the best out of multi-disciplinary teams
- Getting things done on time, to budget, and to a high standard
- Translating between expert and non-expert audiences
In addition to the above, you should be able to demonstrate the following:
- You are an engaging communicator, on paper and in person, who can set a brief, write a blog post, or develop good relationships with external stakeholders
- An interest in and understanding of how technology is changing society
The following would be desirable but are not required:
- Experience of designing and facilitating workshops with sector experts and external stakeholders
- Service design experience and knowledge
- Familiarity with structuring information online, and tools such as Github/version control
- Survey design; human-centric design; systems design
- A background in innovation, the tech industry, internet business models, anthropology/ethnography and design
We offer the following benefits:
- Competitive salary - £40k - £50k depending on experience, pro-rata for 4 days
- Contributory NEST pension scheme
- Flexible working patterns
- 25 days holiday per annum, pro-rata, plus office closure between Christmas and New Year
- The chance to make change happen within a new and exciting organisation, working in a collaborative, supportive team
We are an equal opportunities employer; we firmly believe that diverse teams create better work and as such we welcome a broad range of perspectives, approaches and background in applicants.