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ODI seeks senior policy advisor

Matteo Natalucci Published 06 March 2018

£50k role will support the ODI team with policy advice focusing on EU affairs


The Open Data Institute (ODI) is looking for a senior policy advisor to work with the ODI team to develop and contribute to topical data debates such as artificial intelligence, GDPR, equity, ethics, and competition policy.

The new post will help to develop, maintain and communicate policy positions and guides on data infrastructure, policy design patterns, personal data, opportunities created by GDPR and increasing data collaboration between countries.

The role will be focussed on the European Commission and EU member states outside the UK.

The senior policy advisor position, which carries a £50K salary, will also be responsible for responding to consultations, such as the ongoing process on reuse of public sector information (PSI), and providing advice to governments and the European Commission. The post holder will also need to build and maintain relationships with other people and organisations who influence policy, practice and regulation around data within the EU.

The ODI is an organisation headquartered in London that work with companies and governments to build an open, trustworthy data ecosystem, where people can make better decisions using data.

The ODI said in the notice, “We are a global organisation headquartered in London and our work has international application. Your work will be focussed on the European Commission and EU member states outside the UK. A component of our strategy is the need to reassert our international expertise. You will help deliver that component within the EU.”.

“This is an exciting opportunity to have a huge impact helping people, businesses, and governments adapt to and shape the changes that data is bringing to our world. We are still discovering what those changes are, you will help with that discovery,” the ODI added.

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate experience of managing or leading projects delivered by a team with a mixed range of skill sets within a consultancy, NGO or not-for-profit context as well as a keen interest in the future of data and its impact on societies, businesses and people.

Applications close on March 9.


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