Working at PI
At Privacy International (PI) we believe that for people to be treated with dignity and to preserve autonomy, we must defend the right for all people everywhere to have access to privacy protection in laws and technologies. The empowerment of the individual is core to our work.
Accordingly, PI aims to empower its staff and create a good work environment. PI celebrates diversity in its people, its approaches, and its strategy. People here are looking to change the world by developing expertise, creatively disseminating research, and conducting effective advocacy.
Our work holds the powerful to account. We uncover their capabilities and investigate their claims. We explore the strength of laws and technologies, and test their boundaries. Safeguards and protections must be verifiable, and we ensure they are under constant review. We live up to our own demands and conduct our work in an accountable manner — to the public, our board, and our funders.
How do we work
Working at PI means joining a team of people who focus just as much on how we work as the objectives of our work. Our core values are that:
- We work with others to better understand, to engage, to change minds (including our own), and to build a movement.
- We lead by example, set high standards, and critically evaluate our work. This means also learning from our mistakes.
- We deliver on our promises. This means that we are accountable and we work on until we achieve our objectives.
- We are all responsible for building and maintaining a good and strong PI and field.
- We know that this is a unique moment in time where we can influence the shape of the future and we are fortunate to have this opportunity.
PI is looking for people who share these values and want to build a sustainable movement. People at PI are curious about the state and direction of the world. We seek to understand that technologies play many roles in the use of power and shaping the future. We are advocates that wants to fight for change and ensure that our voice is both credible and heard by key audiences, including the public. We want to shape an organisation that is always growing and learning, and contribute to its strengthening. We work across projects and issues and skills-sets.
If you are, like us, keen to learn new ways of achieving change, then please apply for our posts below.
We want to encourage applicants with diverse experiences, backgrounds and talents. And you might be reading this page and thinking 'they won't want someone with my unusual background'. Well, you'd be wrong. Each of us here have followed our unique paths. PI is built on genuine diversity, and we would encourage you to apply if you think you can meet the criteria of the role based on your life experiences.
What we do with your data
If you apply for a position at PI, your application is shared with relevant staff internally until you become a candidate for employment (or volunteering).
In the recruitment process, further data may be collected from you for the purposes of progressing your application, this will either be with your consent, because there is a legal requirement to obtain the information or because it is necessary for the purposes of entering into a contract. Where you are applying to be a volunteer, we will rely on our legitimate interest in processing your application and also your consent. This data may include biographical information, contact details, immigration-related information, references, and payment details for reimbursement purposes. This will only be shared on a need to know basis with relevant PI staff and our trustees.
For successful candidates, we will keep this data as long as necessary for the purpose of your employment or volunteer period with PI, otherwise we will securely delete your data 6-12 months after the end of the recruitment process.
We keep all accounting and administration information for auditing purposes, in accordance with standard practice and UK law.