Advocacy and campaign director

Lead the public advocacy of our work to influence public opinion,
organisational commitments and political will

We are no longer accepting applicants for this role


Circa £90k pro rata
(£54k for 3 days/week)


Fixed-term until end of February 2023
(with possibility of renewal)

We are recruiting an Advocacy and campaign director for Connected by data, where we have a mission to put community at the centre of data narratives, practices and policies. Our work will include research, engagement with others working in the space, public policy development, advocacy, and communications.

Your role will be a hands-on one, leading the public advocacy of this work with a goal of influencing public opinion, organisational commitments and political will. You will be responsible for devising and implementing our campaign and communication strategy, and creating or procuring assets such as content, graphics and video to support the campaign. We will work together to shape and deliver our message to the public and policymakers, actively contributing to the discussion of how data is collected, used and shared on mainstream and social media.

You will be the first hire into this team and will have a significant role in shaping the programme and organisation as the Jeni’s “partner in crime”1. We will need to be aligned on our mission and values, but also complement each other so we can both play to our strengths.

The organisation aims to focus on the impact we want to have; work in the open; collaborate with and learn from others; take the time to care for each other, and ourselves; and have fun together. Jeni is strong on the substance of this work, strategic thinking, and building relationships with a range of stakeholders. She needs particular help with the art of campaigning, political awareness, and getting comfortable with bold, outsider-style comms.

This is a great opportunity to influence the future of how data works in our society, shape the culture of a new organisation, and learn a lot on the way.

Who are you?

As the Advocacy and Campaign Director, you should have skills and experience in:

  • Campaign strategy development, particularly for public affairs campaigns
  • Verbal and written communication, with a great eye for good design
  • Mainstream and social media, and how to use them for influence
  • Content development and procurement (including writing, graphics and video)
  • Issues around public policy in data, digital and AI
  • Collaborative working, including across organisations
  • Maintaining great relationships across a strong network
  • Investing in your own personal and professional development
  • Preferably, project and budget management
  • Preferably, organisational and culture development
  • Preferably, fundraising

What will you do?

In your first 6 months, you’ll:

  • Develop a campaign strategy
  • Refine public messaging and narratives for the campaign
  • Commission content including graphical and video assets
  • Build connections and relationships with journalists and influencers
  • Support the development of the wider strategy and organisation

What else will you get?

Like the rest of the team, you’ll benefit from:

  • flexible remote working with designated meeting-free days
  • 5 weeks (25 days pro rata) holiday + bank holidays
  • 3 days company-wide holiday between Christmas and New Year
  • 5% employer pension contributions
  • other perks to be determined in consultation

What are the next steps?

If you are interested in this role, please send a CV and cover letter to by 8am GMT Monday 21st March. The cover letter should describe your skills and experience against the criteria listed above, and why you are interested in the role.

If you have any questions about the role, or want to chat about it before applying, please get in touch with

If you are not certain that you meet all the criteria, or want to explore a different working pattern, please consider applying anyway; there is considerable flexibility in the way this role could work. We are very open to job shares and other flexible working arrangements.

We would particularly like to see applications from people who are under-represented in current debates about data.


  1. No actual crimes will be committed. 

Working hours

7.5 hour days
2-3 days/week


Fully remote
UK timezone

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