Ada Lovelace Institute is hiring for UK Public Policy Lead

Ada Lovelace Institute's core beliefs are that the benefits of data and AI must be justly and equitably distributed, and they must enhance individual and social wellbeing. The mission of the Ada Lovelace Institute is to ensure that data and AI work for people and society. They believe that a world where data and AI work for people and society is a world in which the opportunities, benefits and privileges generated by data and AI are justly and equitably distributed and experienced. Check out their open vacancy.

Job details


London (Farringdon), with the ability to work from home for part of the week


£48,000 per annum (dependent upon experience)

Hours of work

38 h/week



Closing date

October 4, 2022

The role

As UK Public Policy Lead you will deliver responsive policy research and engagement to influence law and policy related to data and AI, as part of Ada’s mission to ensure data and AI work for people and society.

You will work with the Associate Director for Policy and the Ada Senior Leadership team to develop, define and refine Ada’s policy interventions, conduct responsive research, analysis and translation on key policy issues and lead Ada’s work on specific interventions in response to policy consultations, strategies and legislation. This will include identifying and managing partnerships and coalitions with civil society organisations, academic bodies, government agencies and industry around policy issues.

This role will chair the policy and public affairs unit in Ada, and is also responsible for developing connected approaches and effective relationships with colleagues in public affairs, comms and impact to identify opportunities to mobilise Ada’s research and engage with policy makers and regulators.

You will map, build and maintain relationships with key decision-makers in UK Government departments, key regulators, and where appropriate political actors.

This role sits at the intersection of policy research, public policy, law and regulation, and public affairs.

About you

You may have a background working in a policy or regulatory setting, or have extensive experience influencing policy and regulation. You know your way around the UK policy environment, have been following key pieces of policy and regulation evolving around data and AI, and enjoy getting up to speed on new technical debates. You are curious and passionate about the issues which arise at the intersection of technology and society, and committed to bring multidisciplinary, sociotechnical and public evidence to bear on policy making. You’re excited about the opportunity to work with some autonomy in a fast-paced and fast-growing organisation, taking a lead role to influence law and policy related to data and AI and taking part in developing and growing Ada.