Tools, practices and systems open leadership team call – volunteering

Closing date

The tools, practices and systems (TPS) programme is looking for volunteers to join its leadership team.

This is an opportunity to help shape the future of open infrastructure in data science, building on the success of programme projects such as The Turing Way.

Successful applicants will bring a broad range of connections within and outside the Turing, across open science communities, universities and other organisations. We’re looking for a diversity of skills, experiences, and viewpoints that complement and enhance the programme’s existing strengths.

Leadership team members will be advocates and representatives for the TPS programme, on funding and collaboration proposals and beyond. They will be actively volunteering alongside Dr Kirstie Whitaker to assist with developing the programme strategy, by identifying and connecting to the areas where investment in open infrastructure can make the largest impact, as well as supporting the internal Turing team tasked with delivering the programme.

We would hope for an initial commitment to the team of 12 months to allow for reflection and evaluation of the roles as the programme develops. We would also hope that volunteers would regularly commit around eight hours a month to this work.

We believe that everyone has something to offer the programme so would particularly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. If you’re not sure that a 'leadership team member' sounds like you – or you don’t see people like yourself in leadership positions – we want your application.

If you have any questions at all, please contact [email protected] or drop in for TPS Coffee Chat on 29 July and 19 August 2021 at 14:30 with your questions.

Click here to apply through The Alan Turing Institute's Flexigrant portal.

See below for role description and terms of reference.