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Community Manager - The Turing Way

The Alan Turing Institute

The Alan Turing Institute

The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence whose mission is to make great leaps in data science and artificial intelligence research in order to change the world for the better.


The Turing Way Community Manager will create, nurture and protect the conditions required for successful technical communication across diverse and distributed research communities internal to The Alan Turing Institute as well as national and international collaborators. We anticipate that the postholder will need to embody core values of stewardshipcompassion, and collaboration, in addition to their commitment to equity and inclusion as described in the Turing's "Rules of the Game".

As a steward of their community, the Community Manager will see how individual pieces fit together as a whole. The postholder will possess the communication, motivation and collaboration skills required to bring the community together. They will surface implicit knowledge and make information explicit so that everyone who wants to can participate. The postholder will coordinate new and existing community-led project activities, encourage and empower diverse contributors to engage and lead those activities, and contribute to the development of a project sustainability strategy.


  • Coordinate and facilitate The Turing Way community management and day-to-day operational activities in the project. This will include organising and hosting community meetings or events such as Collaboration Cafes, co-working calls and workshops. This may require working with the community to identify new skill requirements and develop training materials or resources appropriate to support the dynamic research community working in the Alan Turing Institute and The Turing Way.

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Person Specification


  • Bachelor's degree or a Master's Degree in a discipline which provides a good basis for understanding statistics, data science and programming.
  • Experience in:
    • Basic coding skills in any programming language.
    • Git for version control and Github or GitLab for project management.
    • An understanding of the importance of good practices for producing reliable software and reproducible analyses (e.g. version control, issue tracking, automated testing, package management, literate analysis tools such as Jupyter and Rmarkdown).
    • Experience managing, structuring and analysing research data.
  • Track record of any combination of:
    • Publishing articles, FAIR data sets, and/or open source software libraries for an academic audience.
    • Publishing articles, blog posts, for a general audience.
    • Publishing white papers or policy briefings for an audience of decision makers in government, industry or the charity sector.

Please see our portal for a full breakdown of the Job Description.

Terms and Conditions

This post is offered on a fixed term basis for two years, at an annual salary of £37,000-£42,000 plus excellent benefits, including flexible working and family friendly policies,

Application procedure

Please see our jobs portal for full details on how to apply and the interview process.

Equality Diversity and Inclusion

The Alan Turing Institute is committed to creating an environment where diversity is valued and everyone is treated fairly.  In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.  Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.

Closing date: Sunday 24 October 2021 at 23:59

Location: London
Salary: £37,000 to £42,000 p.a. plus excellent benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th September 2021
Closes: 24th October 2021
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