The Sortition Foundation is a small not-for-profit company that wants to see democracy done differently. At the moment we have several part-time staff (equivalent to approximately 4-5 FTE positions) and have a successful track record of delivering recruitment services for citizens’ assemblies in the UK, Australia, and around the world, most notably and recently for the UK Climate Assembly, the Scottish Climate Assembly and local assemblies in Devon, Blackpool and many other places. We are also actively campaigning for the institutionalisation of these assemblies at local and regional/national level in the UK and hope to extend this campaign work elsewhere.
The internal processes that we use to deliver our sortition services rely heavily on the use and integration of several software tools (NationBuilder, spreadsheets, relational databases etc) and several pieces of custom software (typically written in Python), and our key sortition software uses complex mathematical algorithms and libraries to produce its solutions.
We are looking for someone with highly developed logic skills, an extensive background in mathematics and/or software development, and an ability to think systematically and problem solve to ensure our systems continually improve. Ideally this person would have either a high level degree or much experience in these areas.
Interested in working with us?
We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in the movement for real democracy and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people of colour; disabled people; people who identify as being LGTBQIA; people who have a mental health condition; and people who identify as working class.
Role type: Project and Systems Manager
Supported by: Delivery Manager
Location: Remote working preferably in the UK
Time: 20-24 hours per week
Pay: a minimum salary of £40,000 p.a. pro-rata.
Deadline to apply: 9am BST on Thursday 8th July 2021.
Interested? See more details here.
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