Operations and Executive Assistant

Contract type   Full time 37.5 hours per week, permanent 
Location Remote with some travel 
Benefits & salary £43,000 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)   
Application deadline Monday 12 August 2024 at 9am BST 
Reporting to   Co-Executive Director  

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 are everywhere – threats to our democracy and 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. These problems will be supercharged by the power of Generative AI, which is already being consumed by the Big Tech incumbents. 

Foxglove works to bring the rule of law to the tech and AI giants who have upended our public squares, workplaces, and social lives. We fight to reduce these anti-democratic behemoths’ 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 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 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 algorithm for unfairly flagging disabled people for benefit fraud investigations.

We are a 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.

You will be responsible for supporting our directors with travel and diary management and for providing operations support across the organisation. This role will work closely with the whole team but particularly with our part-time Operations Coordinator.

Responsibilities include:

Finance

Team support

Director support

Other

Requirements and skills

Please make your application via applied here by Monday, August 12th at 9am. We will not review any applications sent via The Guardian or to our email. More information is provided in the JDPS attached.

Our team works remotely, and this role can be based anywhere. The post-holder will be required to work within or close to UK office hours. Our team travels monthly for team days and quarterly for team retreats. This role will include UK and international travel.  Only candidates with the right to work in their location will be considered.