Advocacy Director

Contract type   Full time 37.5 hours per week, permanent  
Benefits & salary £90,000 annual salary
Additional 10% employer pension contribution 25 days annual leave
Plus, all UK public holidays (UK public holidays on dates of your choice)
An additional week off at Christmas and two in August
Annual leave allocation increases annually by one day (up to five days)   
Reporting to   Co-Executive Directors 

About Foxglove 

Foxglove is a litigation and campaigning nonprofit that exists to make the use of technology fair. When governments and major tech companies use technology to abuse their power, we investigate, litigate and campaign to make it right. 

Big Tech companies have become so large – gobbling up a huge slice of the global marketplace and an unprecedented treasure hoard of user data – that they’re now more powerful than many states. The harmful effects of this concentration of power is everywhere – threats to our democracy, to our privacy, decimated worker’s rights and platforms rife with disinformation and hate. Governments are ploughing ahead with the use of algorithms and mass data systems to cut costs and increase efficiency often resulting in digital tools that entrench unfairness and leave the most vulnerable in society in crisis. All these problems are only going to get worse as generative AI continues to boom.   

Foxglove works to bring the rule of law to the tech and AI giants who have upended our public square, workplaces, and social lives. We fight to reduce these anti-democratic behemoths’ overall size and power and we challenge them for abusing their workers. We also work to ensure public bodies use data and algorithms openly, fairly, and legally. 

We have a strong track record. We’ve launched landmark cases seeking structural changes to big tech’s harmful business models, supported 180+ Facebook content moderators fired in 2023 for trying to form a union to sue Facebook and their outsourcing company, Sama – winning world-first judgements. We helped launch Africa’s first content moderators’ union and are urging UK and EU regulators to halt Big Tech’s maneuvers to hoover up generative AI as it has the rest of our online world. We have forced disclosure of secret contracts between tech giants and the NHS, stopped a racist Home Office visa streaming algorithm, helped make grading fair for UK A level students, forced the government to pause the NHS Data Grab and challenged the Department of Work and Pension’s use of an algorithm unfairly flagging disabled people for benefit fraud investigations.   

We are a small but growing team of lawyers, communications experts, and campaigners. Our work is global, and we work in partnership with lawyers, civil society, unions, and impacted people. 

The role  

The Advocacy Director will play a critical role in Foxglove’s public-facing work. Together with the co-Executive Directors and Head of Communications you will set and implement an effective advocacy strategy to amplify our work. This is a senior leadership position, and you will also support critical organisational work such as fundraising and strategic development. You will line manage our Head of Communications and several consultants. 

This kind of advocacy cannot work if tech, and abuse of tech, is viewed as a side issue that only matters to specialists or experts. The core of this role is communicating these issues in ways that make sense to everyone. 

You are an expert strategist, communicator and advocate with a strong interest in holding governments and companies to account. You understand lasting social change involves making as many people as possible see they have a stake in these issues. If that’s you, and Foxglove’s mission excites you, we would love to hear from you.  

The way you think and your approach to taking on big tech is much more important to us than your ability to meet the criteria below. If you aren’t sure whether you’re eligible, but you’re interested, please get in touch. We know this is a broad role and we welcome applicants from a range of different backgrounds who bring some or all the skills and expertise listed here. 

Key responsibilities include: 

Strategy and leadership  

Communications and media



Other information about the role  

The role is permanent. Our team works remotely, and this role can be based anywhere. We would prefer you to work within or close to UK office hours, but this is flexible. Our team travels monthly for team days and quarterly for team retreats. This role will include significant UK and international travel.  Only candidates with the right to work in their location will be considered.  

Person specification 



How to apply  

To apply please send a 2-page covering letter detailing your suitability for and interest in the role with a copy of your cv to by Monday 2 September at 9am BST.

Foxglove is growing and we are striving to build a team that is truly inclusive. We will create a diverse and adaptable environment where we support people to do their best work. We believe an effective and creative team is made up of people from different walks of life.  You can read more about how we work and what we offer our staff here.  

We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates who identify as disabled and meet the essential criteria as specified in the person specification / job description. If you would like to discuss this role before you apply, please get in touch. If any part of this process causes you difficulty, please get in touch with us: If you would like to know more about how we process your data as part of the recruitment process you can read our recruitment data use policy here