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Drone Wars UK, Remote
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Remote
£28,000 - £30,000 per year (FTE)
Part-time (21 hours per week)
Contract (12 months)
Job description

We are looking for a passionate and committed individual with experience of research and campaigning, preferably in peace and human rights field, to join our small team.

Who we are

Drone Wars UK investigates and challenges the development and use of armed drones and other new lethal military technology. Fundamentally opposed to the harm done in the name of military security, our work is rooted in, and contributes to, a growing understanding of sustainable human security.

Job Purpose

The purpose of this role is to undertake research and campaigning in support of the aims of Drone Wars UK as we expand our focus into the militaristion of space. This is a remote working post, with some travel to attend meetings and events required.  If you would like an informal chat about our work or this post please do contact Chris Cole via email or ring our office number. 

Date for interviews: 3 April 2024

Key responsibilities:

  • To undertake research on the use of armed drones, autonomous weapons and the militarisation of space.
  • To write and produce accessible articles and briefings based on the research undertaken.
  • To undertake campaign activity to limit the harms caused by armed drones, autonomous weapons and the militarisation of space.
  • To undertake appropriate speaking engagements on behalf of DWUK.
  • To network with other researchers and campaigners working on these issues.
  • To work collaboratively with the staff team to set priorities and to develop existing and future research projects and campaigns.
  • To undertake tasks as directed by the Director to ensure the smooth running of the organisation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • A degree, preferably to Master’s level, or equivalent experience in a subject area relevant to the post.
  • Strong research and/or campaign experience, preferably in the peace and security/human rights sector or similar field.
  • Willingness to learn new skills and work co-operatively with others to build strong campaigns.
  • Understanding of the on-going debate around the use of armed drones, autonomous weapons and/or militarisation of space.
  • Familiarity with national and international security issues and institutions.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work well to deadlines.
  • Commitment to the aims and objectives of Drone Wars UK.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.

Job Share

We are willing to consider applicants wanting to undertake the role on a job-share basis. Please indicate clearly in your covering letter if you are applying on this basis along with the maximum and minimum hours you are interested in working

Application Instructions

How to apply:
Please submit a CV (max 3 pages) as well as a covering letter (max 3 pages) outlining:

  1. Why you would like to work with Drone Wars UK?
  2. What experience, skills and knowledge you bringing to the role. Please make reference to the role description and essential skills and experience as outlined.

Please include ‘Researcher/Campaigner Post’ and your name in the subject line of application email.

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Please note that applicants must be legally entitled to work in the UK.   

Interviews will take place online on Wednesday 3 April

Application resources
Refreshed on: 21 February 2024
Closing date: 22 March 2024 at 17:00
Tags: Campaigning,Policy/Research

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