Consultant (Events and Network Coordination) – Immigration, Data and Technology

Title: Consultant – Events and Network Coordination – Immigration, Data and Technology

Salary: Dependent on experience (£120-£150 per day)

Contract: Fixed term, part-time (2 days/week) over 3-4 months

Reporting to: Immigration Policy Manager

Location: Home-based (nationwide)

Deadline for applications: 5 pm on Monday 22 November

Interviews: 25 November 2021 (online)

Start date: ASAP; no later than mid-December 2021

About the role

Open Rights Group is seeking to fill a short-term consultancy position within our Immigration, Data and Technology programme with a focus on event coordination and network engagement.

Through our Immigration, Data and Technology programme ORG supports migrants’ rights groups/ organisations to address issues of data and technology in their work.

You will bring an enthusiasm for understanding the intersection of data and technology with other policy areas such as migration and a drive for bringing together coalitions to bring about real change in policy. You will provide logistical support for a series of programme workshops planned for early 2022 and work with our Immigration Policy Manager on programme monitoring and evaluation as well as network coordination and outreach.

This position is ideally suited to someone looking to build their experience in the human rights field working on digital rights.

About the Open Rights Group

ORG is the UK’s premier data and digital rights campaigning organisation. Founded in 2005, we have over 20,000 members and supporters and 10 local groups across the UK. Our remote team is spread across the UK with a small office in Scotland.

We uphold human rights like free expression and privacy. We condemn and work against repressive laws or systems that deny people these rights.

  • We DEFINE emerging harms and abuses through our research and investigation
  • We MOBILISE our members and supporters across the UK through our public campaigns
  • We PERSUADE allies and adversaries through our policy advocacy
  • We CONFRONT threats to our fundamental rights through our litigation

We campaign, lobby, go to court – whatever it takes to build and support a movement for freedom in the digital age. We work across three main areas:

  1. Combating Big Tech and Platform Power
  2. Combating State Intrusion into Rights Online
  3. Promoting the Rights of Vulnerable, Marginalised and Minority Communities against Digital Threats

Key Responsibilities

Event Coordination

  • Support the Immigration Policy Manager to identify and secure event speakers and participants
  • Draft briefing documents for speakers
  • Liaise directly with speakers in respect of event logistics
  • Coordinate event invitations and RSVPs
  • Design and coordinate event materials as well as logistics for online events
  • Support promotion as well as monitoring and evaluation activities around the events
  • Provide administrative support for follow-up activities

Network Outreach

  • Provide administrative support for the development of our new “How to fight data discrimination: A best practice toolkit” through liaising with contributers and supporting the design process
  • Undertake research to identify and develop our understanding of key advocacy targets and potential partners within the migrants’ rights sector and also the broader social justice sector
  • Support outreach to and engagement with Parliamentarians and policymakers led by our Immigration Policy Manager alongside migrants’ rights groups/ organisations
  • Provide research support for drafting blogs and other external communications
  • Monitor key stories in the media as well as relevant publications, reports, blog posts from migrants’ rights CSOs for coverage in ORG’s Immigration, Data and Technology newsletter
  • Support information gathering for evaluation activities

What you’ll bring:

  • Demonstrable experience working as part of a team to organise and deliver virtual events
  • Experience of designing and developing materials in support of events or partner outreach
  • Experience of project management including liaising with external stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to liaise with a broad spectrum of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities while meeting deadlines and objectives
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to achieve specific outcomes

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter (no longer than 1 side of A4), setting out how you are suited to the role by emailing by 5 pm on 22 November 2021. Please ensure that your email has the subject heading ‘Consultant – Events and Network Coordination’, and that all attachments are sent in PDF format.

ORG is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that a diverse and inclusive team working in a supportive environment is vital to the success of our work. We particularly welcome applicants with lived experience of the issues addressed within our Immigration, Data and Technology programme as well as from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, and from LGB and Trans and non binary candidates.