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Staff Member, Department for Science, Innovation and Technology - Office for Artificial Intelligence (UK)

Oct 11, 2023

Last Updated

Policy and Governmental Roles


The role of Staff Member at the DSIT, and more specifically at its Office for Artificial Intelligence, may provide a unique opportunity to influence the advancements in AI policies and to help coordinate the implementation of the UK National AI Strategy. Numerous positions are considered as Staff Member, and those can encompass policy advisors, project leads, and heads of strategy. These professionals are responsible for supporting and coordinating initiatives related to AI, innovation, and technological progress. Their duties encompass a wide range of activities, including policy development, research, stakeholder engagement, and strategic planning.

Example tasks

  • Create briefing materials for ministers and senior officials, facilitating their interactions with the industry and global partners.

  • Coordinate relationships with academics and industry working to influence the cutting-edge of science and technology.

  • Help coordinate governmental R&D funding.

  • Help deliver key legislative and regulatory reforms in the field of technology, including AI.

  • Help deliver talent programs, physical and digital infrastructure and regulation to support governmental, security and public services.

  • Help manage an analytical team which partners with policy teams and creates fact-based policies.

Why we think this job is impactful

As mentioned in the introduction, the UK is a particularly important actor in the AI ecosystem. Consequently, a position within the governmental agency that is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the National AI Strategy may represent a particular opportunity to influence the political and regulatory course of actions of the UK, notably through contributing to policy developments, conducting high-quality research underlining the need to mitigate catastrophic risk, effectively engaging stakeholders on the topic, and contributing to the strategic planning pertaining to AI.

How Successif can help

We have developed a way to assess potential candidate’s fitness for this role and collected sample interview questions that could be asked for this job. We also offer training in policy analysis and policy outreach, which you can apply for here. If you are passionate about mitigating the risks of transformative AI systems and believe you would be a good fit for this role, apply for our career services.

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